Oliver Perez threw 1-hit baseball for 8 1/3 innings before allowing Bill Hall's 9th inning home run. Perez settled for a 9-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers at Shea Stadium on Sunday and the Mets captured 2 of 3 games in the series.
The series loss ended a string of 7 consecutive series won by the Brewers. Chris Capuano took the loss (5-1), his first in 8 starts for the Brewers.
Damien Easley had a big day offensively for New York. He had 3 hits and 4 rbi's, including a 2-run homer. Carlos Beltran also added a 2-run homer in the Mets five-run 8th inning.
The Brewers fell a half-game behind Boston for the best record in baseball, but they remain tied with Cincinnati for the Major League home run lead with 48. The Brewers open a 4-game series against the Phillies in Philadelphia tonight. Dave Bush pitches for Milwaukee.