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Niese Collects First Win In Two Months As Mets Top Giants

Niese Collects First Win In Two Months As Mets Top Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jonathon Niese had been waiting almost two months to earn a win. So when it took nine innings for the New York Mets to build a lead Monday night, that was just fine with him. Niese pitched eight sharp innings for his first victory since May 9, and the Mets beat the San Francisco Giants 3-0 to hand the slumping World Series champions their seventh straight defeat. "Guys persevered today," Niese said. "They pushed some runs across. It was a good feeling." Johnny Monell snapped a scoreless tie with a two-run double in the ninth against his former team. "It just felt great to be able to come through for the team," Monell said....

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