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St.  Louis,  MO (SportsNetwork.com) -  Bartolo Colon worked eight innings, and 

Eric  Young's RBI ground-rule double in the seventh inning was the difference, 
as New York escaped St. Louis with a 3-2 victory in the finale of a three-game 
set. 

"Bartolo  is a  workhorse," remarked Young about the Mets' 41-year-old hurler. 
"It's a testament to him, still able to do it at his age." 

Colon  (7-5) scattered four  hits and one run and exited with a 3-1 advantage. 
Jenrry  Mejia entered  and gave  up  a leadoff  double to  Matt Carpenter  and 
plunked  Jon Jay.  A  Matt Holliday  double-play grounder  put  the former  in 
scoring  position,  then Allen  Craig bounced  a single  to third which scored 
Carpenter and pulled the hosts within a run. 

Dana  Eveland  put an end to  the rally by  retiring Matt Adams on grounder to 
third, earning his first save of the season. 

Young  ended up with  two hits and David Wright knocked in a run for the Mets, 
who avoided a sweep. 

Carpenter  scored twice  and drove in a run for the Cardinals, whose five-game 
win streak came to a halt. 

"Obviously  sweeps  are better than winning two-out-of-three," Carpenter said. 
"But at the end of the day, we won another series, and if we can continue that 
and win the rest of them, we'll be happy with how that works out." 

Lance Lynn (7-5) tossed six innings in defeat, allowing five hits and two runs 
while striking out five and walking four. 

Carpenter's  first-inning solo  homer put the Cards on the board, and Lynn had 
little trouble until the sixth. 

His  counterpart Colon smacked a leadoff double, then scored on Young's double 
to  tie the game  at 1-1. Young moved up on a groundout and scored on a Wright 
single,  but the  batter was thrown out at second. Curtis Granderson and Lucas 
Duda drew walks but Lynn prevented further damage by fanning Young. 

"I  thought  there was  no way  he was swinging.  And he  swung," Lynn said of 
facing Colon. "That at-bat right there cost us the game. If I make a couple of 
good  pitches  there to  get him  out, then  who knows  what that inning would 
entail?" 

New  York picked up  an insurance run in the seventh, as Wilmer Flores reached 
thanks to a one-out single, moved up on Colon's sacrifice bunt and scored when 
Young bounced a double into the seats in left. 

                                   Game Notes 

Colon's  double was  his first extra-base hit in 123 career at-bats, and first 
hit  since  2005 ...  Both  clubs  are in  action  on  Thursday, as  New  York 
continues  its  road  trip  in  Miami,  while  the Cardinals  continue  their 
residency  by  hosting  the  Phillies  ... Following  the  contest,  the  Mets 
recalled  outfielder Kirk  Nieuwenhuis from  Triple-A Las  Vegas and  optioned 
outfielder Matt den Dekker to Vegas. 

 
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