Aoki, Gallardo Lead Brewers to 4-2 Win Over Mets

Posted at: 09/27/2013 9:20 PM | Updated at: 09/27/2013 9:22 PM
By: MIKE FITZPATRICK

NEW YORK (AP) - Norichika Aoki hit a leadoff homer, Khris Davis connected three batters later and Yovani Gallardo pitched the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-2 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night.

Martin Maldonado also homered and Gallardo (12-10) went six innings to end his inconsistent season with a win. The right-hander, who won 33 games over the previous two years, finished 4-1 in eight starts since returning from a strained left hamstring.

The fourth-place Brewers are closing strong, too. They have won three straight and five of six, giving them nine victories in their last 10 road games against New York.

The punchless Mets played without All-Star third baseman David Wright, who sat out with a sore right thumb, and lost 4-2 to Milwaukee for the second consecutive night.

Jim Henderson pitched a perfect ninth for his 28th save in 32 tries.

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