Mets' Niese tosses one-hit shutout

SPORTS NETWORK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:25 PM ET

Flushing, NY - Jonathon Niese threw a one-hit shutout, retiring the final 21 batters he faced, as the New York Mets earned a 3-0 win over the San Diego Padres to get a split of their day/night doubleheader at Citi Field.

Niese (3-2), in just his 18th major league start, gave up just a double to Chris Denorfia in the third inning. The southpaw didn't allow another base runner as he fanned six batters. Niese threw 108 pitches, 76 for strikes, in the first complete game of his career.

It's the first time a Met has gone the distance this year and it marked the 26th one-hitter in team history, and the first since Aaron Heilman turned the trick against the Marlins, on April 15, 2005.

Jose Reyes had three hits and scored once, while Ike Davis had a pair of hits and an RBI.

Jon Garland (6-4) was charged with eight hits and three runs over six innings to lose his second straight start.

In the day game, David Eckstein went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored, as the Padres earned a 4-2 win, snapping the Mets' nine-game home winning streak.


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