Figueroa lifts Mets

NEW YORK (AP) - After the Mets lost yet another player to injury, Nelson Figueroa gave them the type of fill-in outing they needed.

Figueroa pitched 4 1-3 scoreless innings and boosted the offense with a two-run triple after Jonathon Niese got hurt, leading New York over the St. Louis Cardinals 9-0 Wednesday.

Angel Pagan hit his second homer in four games and had four RBIs, and David Wright also homered for the Mets. New York took a 5-0 lead in two innings against Kyle Lohse, finished with 15 hits and won for just the second time in seven games, completing a 5-5 homestand.

Niese strained his right hamstring in the second inning when he went to cover first and fell into the splits while trying to complete a double play.

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