NEW YORK (AP) –– Tyler Chatwood finally got some runs and pitched seven scoreless innings, Erick Aybar hit a bases-loaded triple and the Los Angeles Angels beat the New York Mets 7-3 Sunday.
Vernon Wells hit a solo homer and two RBI singles for the Angels, who didn’t score a run for Chatwood in any of the right-hander’s three starts since May 27 but more than made up for it on a balmy, gorgeous afternoon in Queens.
Chatwood (4-4) allowed four hits and four walks in seven
He threw a career-high 117 pitches before Alberto Callaspo pinch-hit for him in the top of the eighth.
Mets starter Jonathon Niese (6-6) lost for the first time in five starts since May 24.
He was charged with four of the five runs Los Angeles scored against him, and gave up eight hits before he was relieved in the fifth.
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