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Wheeler strong as Mets sweep Giants

7:05 PM, Jul 10, 2013   |    comments
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San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Zack Wheeler hasn't had much success since his first career start, but found a whole lot of it on Wednesday against the team that drafted him.

Wheeler turned in one of his best performances as a major leaguer and the New York Mets finished off a three-game sweep of the struggling defending World Series Champion San Francisco Giants with a 7-1 victory at AT&T Park.

John Buck, Marlon Byrd and Daniel Murphy each knocked in a pair to highlight a second offensive surge for New York in as many days, and sent Giants ace Matt Cain (5-6) to the showers before the first inning was over.

Wheeler (3-1) was the Giants' sixth pick overall in the 2009 draft and blanked his former club for six frames. When it was all said and done, the young rookie scattered one run on three hits to complete a seven-inning stint.

The Giants traded Wheeler to acquire outfielder Carlos Beltran in 2011, who they would lose to the St. Louis Cardinals via free agency in the following offseason.

San Francisco has plummeted to 40-50 on the campaign, losers of four straight and a remarkable 14 of their last 16 games.

Byrd hit a grand slam in Tuesday's 10-6 victory and provided a two-run homer on Wednesday. Buck and Murphy each added two hits apiece, while Wheeler contributed an RBI double in New York's fifth win in six games.

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