MILWAUKEE (AP) – R.A. Dickey’s knuckleball danced, Luis Castillo’s two-run single snapped an untimely skid and Angel Pagan homered to help the New York Mets avoid a sweep with a 10-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday.
The Mets battered Milwaukee’s shaky bullpen, which allowed eight runs in four innings, to improve to 4-12 in May away from Citi Field.
After the Mets squandered bases-loaded situations in seven previous at-bats in the series, Castillo singled weakly up the middle with two outs in the sixth inning off reliever Jeff Suppan (0-2) to give New York a 4-2 lead.
Pagan hit his two-run homer in the seventh and New York tacked on four more runs in the ninth.
Rickie Weeks homered twice for the Brewers, who finished the homestand 4-2.