Kennedy wins 15th, Diamondbacks beat Mets 4-3

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Associated Press

Posted on August 12, 2011 at 11:36 PM

Updated Saturday, Aug 13 at 12:00 AM

PHOENIX (AP) — Ian Kennedy won his seventh straight start to become the National League's second 15-game winner and the Arizona Diamondbacks widened their newfound NL West lead with a 4-3 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night.

Kennedy (15-3) allowed a run on six hits in seven innings to tie Philadelphia's Roy Halladay for the most wins in the NL.

Justin Upton homered, Cody Ransom doubled in two runs and Kennedy helped himself with an RBI double as Arizona pulled two games ahead of second-place San Francisco, which lost 2-1 at Florida.

Jason Bay went 3 for 4 with a double and RBI single in the Mets' third straight loss and ninth in 12 games.

Arizona first baseman-outfielder Xavier Nady's left hand was broken when he was hit by a pitch from the Mets' Dillon Gee in the second inning.

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