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Mets first baseman Lucas Duda runs past Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks after hitting a two-run home run in the sixth inning Sunday in Milwaukee. The Mets beat the Brewers 2-0. (Benny Sieu / USA TODAY Sports)

One hit puts Mets over Brewers

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MILWAUKEE — Sometimes all it takes is one swing to win.

That was the case Sunday afternoon, as New York Mets first baseman Lucas Duda launched a go-ahead two-run home run, his third of the series and 18th of the season, boosting the Mets to a 2-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park.

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Duda’s homer backed another stellar outing from rookie right-hander Jacob deGrom. deGrom (5-5, 2.79 ERA) won his fourth consecutive start for the Mets (owning 0.66 ERA over that stretch), throwing 6.1 innings of shutout ball while allowing four hits and striking out four.

deGrom and Brewers rookie right-hander Jimmy Nelson (1-2, 4.30 ERA) battled scoreless through the first five innings, but it was the Mets who drew first blood against Nelson.

Nelson had danced around a few early jams, stranding runners in scoring position in each of the second through fourth innings, but in the top of the sixth, Duda broke the tie blasting an 0-2 fastball from Nelson over the right field wall.

The home run gave the Mets (50-55) a 2-0 lead, and the only runs they would need en route to a series split with the Brewers (59-46) and a .500 trip overall.

It was the second time in the series Duda provided the winning power surge, after hitting a 2-run homer off Brewer closer Francisco Rodriguez on Friday night, giving the Mets a 3-2 victory.

The Brewers’ offense was dominated by the Mets staff, which allowed just two runners to reach scoring position the entire game.

The best scoring chance for the Brewers came in the bottom of the 7th. deGrom started the inning with 109 pitches, and allowed two of the first three runners to reach base with singles. He was then removed from the game to make way for right-handed reliever Vic Black, who got pinch-hitters Scooter Gennett and Aramis Ramirez both to pop out to end the inning and any scoring threat for the Brewers.

Jeurys Familia pitched a scoreless eighth inning of relief, and Jenrry Mejia came on to try for the save in the ninth. The Brewers managed to get a pair of runners on base with two outs, but Lyle Overbay grounded out to end the game, and Mejia recorded his 15th save of the season.

NY Mets 2, Milwaukee 0

NYM    ab    r    h    bi    MIL    ab    r    h    bi

Grndrsn rf    3    0    1    0    Gomez cf    4    0    0    0

Murphy 2b    4    1    2    0    Weeks 2b    3    0    1    0

Wright 3b    4    0    1    0    Braun rf    4    0    0    0

Duda 1b    4    1    1    2    Lucroy c    4    0    0    0

Young lf    4    0    2    0    Davis lf    3    0    2    0

Lagares cf    3    0    0    0    Rynolds 1b    4    0    0    0

Recker c    4    0    0    0    Segura ss    4    0    2    0

Tejada ss    3    0    0    0    Herrera 3b    2    0    0    0

deGrom sp    3    0    0    0    Gennett ph    1    0    0    0

Black rp    0    0    0    0    Overbay 1b    1    0    0    0

Familia rp    0    0    0    0    Nelson sp    2    0    1    0

Abreu ph    1    0    0    0    Ramirez ph    1    0    0    0

Mejia rp    0    0    0    0    Grzlnny rp    0    0    0    0

                    Kintzlr rp    0    0    0    0

Totals    33    2    7    2    Totals    33    0    6    0

NY Mets     000 002 000 — 2

Milwaukee     000 000 000 — 0

E—Recker 1, Mr.Reynolds 1, Segura 1. LOB—Milwaukee 8, New York 7. 2B—Granderson (18), Dn.Murphy (28), C.Young (12). HR—Duda (18).

    IP    H    R    ER    BB    SO

NY Mets

DeGrom W, 5-5    6 Z\c    4    0    0    2    4

Black H, 8    X\c    0    0    0    0    0

Familia H, 10    1    0    0    0    0    1

Mejia S, 15    1    2    0    0    0    1

Milwaukee

J.Nelson L, 1-2    7    5    2    2    2    6

Gorzelanny    Z\c    2    0    0    0    0

Kintzler    1 X\c    0    0    0    0    1

Inherited runners-scored—Black 2-0, Kintzler 2-0. HBP—Granderson (by J.Nelson).

Umpires—Home, Dan Bellino; First, Lance Barksdale; Second, Kerwin Danley; Third, Mark Ripperger.

T—3:10. A—39,040 (45,808)

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