Final

Series: Game 2 of 4

Series tied 1-1 (as of 7/27)

Game 1: Monday, July 26
NY Mets10Final
Montreal19
Game 2: Tuesday, July 27
NY Mets4Final
Montreal2
Game 3: Wednesday, July 28
NY Mets4Final
Montreal7
Game 4: Thursday, July 29
NY Mets10Final
Montreal1

Mets 4

(48-51, 21-28 away)

Expos 2

(38-62, 22-28 home)

    7:05 PM ET, July 27, 2004

    Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec 

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    W: T. Glavine (8-8)

    L: Z. Day (5-10)

    S: B. Looper (21)

    Pitcher had lost five straight, New York four

    MONTREAL (AP) -- Tom Glavine and the New York Mets brought their losing streaks to an end thanks to a big blow from Mike Cameron.

    Glavine got his first win since June 13, Cameron hit a three-run homer and New York snapped a four-game skid with a 4-2 victory over the Montreal Expos on Tuesday night.

    "It was good to pitch well and give our guys a chance to go to work offensively," Glavine said. "Hopefully, it will get us back on track."

    Cameron, who hit one of New York's four homers in Monday's 19-10 loss to Montreal, connected for the second straight game in the sixth, the Mets' third straight hit against Zach Day (5-10) to begin the inning.

    "Against Glavine you really don't have too many mistakes to give up, so you've really got to concentrate and make sure you make your pitches," Day said. "Unfortunately, on that one I didn't get it far enough in. I went with my sinker -- I went with my pitch and I left it over the plate a little bit."

    Ty Wigginton hit an RBI single in the seventh off Claudio Vargas and New York won for just the fifth time in 16 games, ending the Expos' season-high five-game winning streak.

    Glavine (8-8) allowed two runs and seven hits in six innings for his first win since beating Kansas City 5-2 more than six weeks ago. He had gone 0-5 in seven starts since as the Mets scored a total of just 15 runs while he maintained a 3.83 ERA during that stretch.

    "When you get on a bad streak, sometimes the hardest one is the first one to get things back going again, so hopefully this one will get us going again," said the All-Star left-hander, who has a 2.61 ERA this season.

    Montreal's Brad Wilkerson tied his career high with four hits, including a double in the sixth before scoring the Expos' second run on Einar Diaz's sacrifice fly.

    "It feels good to swing the bat the way I did, but Glavine pitched a good game," Wilkerson said. "He kept guys off base and kept the ball down in the zone. It's hard to get anything manufactured. He was giving up singles all day and we just didn't come through with the big hit."

    Mike DeJean and Mike Stanton combined for two innings of scoreless relief before Braden Looper got three outs for his 21st save in 24 opportunities.

    The Expos loaded the bases against Glavine with none out in the fourth on three straight singles by Wilkerson, Juan Rivera and Nick Johnson. But Glavine got Einar Diaz to ground into a double play as Wilkerson scored to put Montreal up 1-0.

    Glavine escaped without any further damage when he got Day on a groundout.

    The Mets took the lead in the sixth when Richard Hidalgo drew a leadoff walk and Wigginton singled before Cameron drove Day's 0-1 sinker over the left-field wall for his 18th homer, moving ahead of Mike Piazza for the team lead.

    "I just happened to look for it in that particular spot and he threw it," Cameron said.

    Day, winless since June 10, fell to 0-3 in his last three starts. He allowed three runs and six hits in six innings, falling to 4-1 in nine career games against the Mets.

    Diaz's sacrifice fly in the sixth drew the Expos to 3-2.

    Game notes


    Piazza missed his sixth straight start since spraining his left wrist last Tuesday, but he pinch-hit in the ninth and grounded out. He also took batting practice for the second straight day. ... Glavine threw 113 pitches, 61 strikes. ... The Expos outscored their opponents 37-18 during their win streak, the team's longest since Aug. 24-28.

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