Mets avoid sweep by knocking off Cards

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. 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 Carpenter in scoring position, then Allen Craig bounced a single to third which scored Carpenter and pulled the hosts within a run. Carpenter scored twice and drove in a run for the Cardinals, whose five-game win streak came to a halt. 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.