Gee pitches shutout ball into 8th, Mets beat O's
NEW YORK—Dillon Gee extended the Mets' shutout streak to 29 innings before Baltimore broke through late, and New York held off the Orioles 4-3 on a steamy Wednesday night for a three-game sweep.
The Mets nearly shut out the Orioles for the third straight day. Wilson Betemit hit a two-run homer in the eighth and Steve Pearce drew a bases-loaded walk in the ninth before Brian Roberts grounded out to end it.
Gee had been nicked only by pitcher Brian Matusz's single -- his first big league hit -- until Nick Johnson opened the eighth with an infield single and Betemit followed with a second-deck home run.
Silent for so long, the Orioles then threatened to go ahead. But with two on and two outs, Chris Davis hit a fly ball off Bobby Parnell that left fielder Scott Hairston caught against the wall.
Frank Francisco escaped a jam in the ninth for his 17th save in 20 chances, completing the combined six-hitter.