Rookie David Wright homered and drove in six runs yesterday, helping Victor Zambrano win his Mets debut, an 11-6 triumph over the Brewers in Milwaukee.
"Some guys go a career without [six RBI]," New York Manager Art Howe said. "He was Johnny on the spot."
Wright hit a three-run homer in the first inning and a three-run double in the fourth as New York completed a three-game sweep.
The Mets sent prized pitching prospect Scott Kazmir to Tampa Bay on July 30 in a trade for Zambrano, who was 9-7 with the Devil Rays.
The right-hander won despite allowing six runs -- four earned -- and eight hits in 51/3 innings. He struck out seven and walked three. Pedro Feliciano, Ricky Bottalico and John Franco combined for 32/3 innings of scoreless relief.
Milwaukee's Victor Santos (9-7) lasted just 32/3 innings, losing his fourth start in a row. He gave up nine runs -- six earned -- and six hits.
After Mike Cameron's two-run double in the first inning, Wright, called up from Class AAA Norfolk on July 21, hit a long three-run homer, his third home run of the season. Vance Wilson followed with solo shot to give New York a 6-0 lead.
In the fourth, Richard Hidalgo hit an RBI single to chase Santos. Two batters later, Wright's three-run double made it 10-3.
Wright doubled and scored in the sixth and is 7 for 17 with two homers, three doubles and eight RBI in his last four games.
* CARDINALS 2, EXPOS 1: Scott Rolen hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning and Chris Carpenter pitched the Cardinals past Montreal in St. Louis.
Rolen, whose 26th homer led off the inning, leads the majors with 98 RBI. He could join Jim Edmonds -- who also homered -- and Albert Pujols as the first Cardinals' trio to reach 30 home runs in the same season.
Carpenter (12-4) allowed one run and four hits in eight innings.
* DODGERS 8, PIRATES 3: Milton Bradley hit two home runs, including one of three straight by Los Angeles in the first inning, as the host Dodgers completed their first season sweep of any NL team since moving to the West Coast in 1958.
Jayson Werth, Adrian Beltre and Jose Hernandez also homered for Los Angeles, 6-0 this year against Pittsburgh.
* CUBS 5, ROCKIES 1: Mark Prior pitched six scoreless innings for his first win in more than a month, and visiting Chicago won its fourth in a row to sweep the three-game series.
Prior (3-2) allowed six hits, struck out eight and walked two. Glendon Rusch pitched 21/3 innings for his first save.
* PHILLIES 5, PADRES 3: David Bell's two-run single off Trevor Hoffman in the 10th inning gave Philadelphia a victory in San Diego. The win was the Phillies' third straight, but starting pitcher Kevin Millwood left after two innings with inflammation in his right elbow.
The Padres' Sterling Hitchcock, out since last year with rib and groin injuries, allowed three runs in six innings in his first start of the season.
* MARLINS 11, DIAMONDBACKS 5: In Phoenix, Carl Pavano (12-4) pitched into the eighth inning on three days' rest and hit an RBI single to help Florida snap a four-game losing streak.
* REDS 12, GIANTS 3: In San Francisco, Aaron Harang pitched seven innings of four-hit ball and Sean Casey went 4 for 5 with four RBI to spark Cincinnati over the slumping Giants.
Adam Dunn's three-run homer capped the Reds' 10-run rally in the eighth inning.
* BRAVES 6, ASTROS 5: Marcus Giles's ninth-inning sacrifice fly lifted Atlanta to a road victory.
Eli Marrero hit a two-run homer and Julio Franco also had two RBI for the Braves.