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Dickey follows Santana's no-no with shutout of Cardinals

10:23 PM, Jun 2, 2012   |    comments
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Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - It wasn't a no-hitter, but R.A. Dickey and the Mets will certainly take the results.

Dickey pitched his third career shutout Saturday after Johan Santana threw New York's first ever no-no the night before, and the Mets beat the Cardinals 5-0.

Dickey (8-1) gave up seven hits, including two in the ninth inning, and struck out nine without issuing a walk.

The knuckleballer threw 73 of his 100 pitches for strikes -- the last one was lined to right field by Carlos Beltran, stranding a runner at third to wrap up Dickey's fifth complete game and first shutout in almost two years.

Santana pitched the first no-hitter in Mets history Friday in an 8-0 win to open the four-game series. It came in the franchise's 8,020th game. Santana and Dickey were also the last two Mets pitchers to throw back-to-back shutouts on Aug. 12 and 13, 2010.


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