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MILWAUKEE -- Curtis Granderson had two hits, including his fifth leadoff home run of the season, and Bartolo Colon carried a shutout into the seventh inning to lead the New York Mets to a 5-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night at Miller Park.

Colon (5-3) didn't walk a batter and allowed just one run on eight hits with a pair of strikeouts over his seven-inning effort and took a victory for the first time in his last three decisions.

Yoenis Cespedes and Asdrubal Cabrera also finished with two hits for the Mets, who beat Milwaukee for the fourth time in four tries this season.

Scooter Gennett tied a career-high with four hits, including an RBI double in the eighth. Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Hernan Perez finished with two each for the Brewers, who have managed just eight total runs in the four meetings with New York this season.

Bolstered by four double plays, Colon cruised into the seventh before Milwaukee finally got on the board with a two-out double by Nieuwenhuis and an RBI single by Perez, but Perez was caught trying to steal second, allowing Colon to get out of the inning without further damage.

Milwaukee starter Jimmy Nelson (5-5) wasn't sharp but held New York to just two runs despite giving up eight hits and a pair of walks with five strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings of work.

Granderson took Nelson deep just five pitches into the game, crushing a 3-1 sinker to right for his 11th home run of the season.

He gave the Mets a 2-0 lead in the third, drawing a one-out double and scoring on a base hit by Cespedes.

Granderson reached a third time, loading the bases when he was hit by a pitch with two out in the fourth, but Nelson got Michael Conforto to pop out to short, ending the threat.

NOTES: Mets manager Terry Collins announced that LHP Stephen Matz will start Sunday in the series finale at Milwaukee. ... Brewers RF Domingo Santana is dealing with a sore right elbow and sat out a second consecutive game. ... Milwaukee activated RHP Corey Knebel from the disabled list. He had yet to pitch this season after suffering a strained left oblique during spring training. ... The Brewers got more good news on the injury front. RHP Michael Blazek reported no issues with his sore right shoulder after throwing a side session and LHP Chris Capuano, out since May 26 with a sore left elbow, will throw a bullpen session this weekend. Manager Craig Counsell wasn't sure yet if either will need a minor league rehab assignment before returning to the major leagues.
Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
NY Mets   Milwaukee
Bartolo Colon Player Jimmy Nelson
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 5.1
2 Strikeouts 5
8 Hits 8
1.29 ERA 3.38
Hitting
NY Mets   Milwaukee
Wilmer Flores Player Scooter Gennett
3 Hits 4
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
4 TB 5
.750 Avg 1.000
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
NY Mets 13 1 20 .351 20 8 5 3 0 1
Milwaukee 10 0 13 .303 9 4 2 0 1 0