Damion Easley's 2-run inside-the-park home run in the 6th gave the Mets the lead for good as they broke the game open. It made a loser of Chris Capuano, who fell to 5-8. Capuano allowed 5 runs on 10 hits in 6 innings of work.
Carlos Villanueva gave up 3 runs on 4-hits in just 2/3 of an inning in relief and Chris Spurling surrendered the final four runs on four hits while pitching the ninth.
The Brewers have lost the last 13 games in which Chris Capuano has started.
Corey Hart clubbed a pair of home runs for the Brewers, his 17th and 18th of the season in the loss.
The Brewers remained a percentage point behind the Cubs in the NL Central. The Cubs lost to the Philadelphia Phillies 10-6 on Thursday.
Milwaukee opens a 3-game weekend series against the Phillies on Friday night.