• Mets 4 Giants 2: El Duque gave up two runs and two hits in the first and then proceeded to dominate San Francisco. Apart from a walk, he did not allow another base runner over seven innings as he outdueled Matt Cain.

    The Mets offense didn’t take long to get going with Jose Reyes leading off with a single and stealing second. He scored on an infield single by Carlos Beltran, which ended with a collision at first base. Beltran was shaken up on the play and although he stayed in the game and ran the bases, he was lifted before the start of the second inning. He has a bruised right knee and will get a MRI on it Friday.

    Endy Chavez and Jose Reyes drove in the final two runs for the Mets and Joe Smith and Billy Wagner provided scoreless 8th and 9th’s to wrap up the win. Atlanta was idle tonight so the lead is 4 ½ heading into a weekend series with Arizona.

Photograph of Mets fans giving it to San Francisco Giant Barry Bonds after grounding out by Julie Jacobson/AP