Mets’ R.A. Dickey Allows First Earned Runs in 44 2/3 Innings
New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey gave up four runs in the third inning of tonight’s game against the New York Yankees, halting his streak of 44 2/3 consecutive innings without allowing an earned run.
Dickey, who entered the game with an 11-1 record and a 2.00 earned run average, gave up a bases-loaded sacrifice fly to Mark Teixeira and then surrendered a three-run home run to Nick Swisher as the Yankees opened a 4-0 lead.
Dickey had gone 6-0 with a 0.18 ERA over his previous six starts and was coming off consecutive 1-hitters, the first Major League Baseball pitcher to do so since Toronto’s Dave Stieb in 1988.
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