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MILWAUKEE -- Juan Francisco committed two costly errors, spoiling a splendid spot start by Tom Gorzelanny, as the Milwaukee Brewers fell to the New York Mets 2-1 Sunday afternoon at Miller Park.

Gorzelanny (1-2), filling in for Wily Peralta, went six innings, allowing eight hits with no walks while striking out eight. Neither of the two runs allowed by Gorzelanny was earned, as a result of the errors by Francisco.

The Mets got on the board in the fourth. Josh Satin doubled into center, and replays showed that second baseman Rickie Weeks tagged Satin on the slide into second. Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke came out to discuss the play with umpire John Hirschbeck, but the play stood and the Mets had a runner in scoring position with two out.

Satin scored on the very next play, as Francisco's throw to first on Andrew Brown's grounder to third was wide, giving the Mets a 1-0 lead.

New York added another in the sixth, again thanks to a Francisco error.

David Wright opened the inning with a groundout to short. Marlon Byrd was next and singled to third. He advanced to second when Francisco's throw again went wide of first baseman Sean Halton.

Byrd gave the Mets a 2-0 lead on Satin's double --- his third of three hits on the day.

Those two runs would be enough for New York starter Jeremy Hefner, who allowed two hits and a walk over seven innings while striking out eight and hitting a batter.

In his last eight starts, Hefner (4-6) is 4-1 with a 1.27 ERA.

Hefner's only mistake came in the seventh, when Jonathan Lucroy hit his 10th homer of the season, a solo shot to center making it a 2-1 game.

New York's Josh Edgin got the first two outs in the eighth before Norichika Aoki drew an infield single. Bobby Parnell came on and stranded Aoki before working around a two-out walk to Francisco to earn his 15th save of the season.

NOTES: Brewers SS Jean Segura is the only player in baseball this season with at least 10 home runs and 25 stolen bases. ... New York manager Terry Collins said Shaun Marcum could miss his next start after experiencing "numbness and tingling" during his start Saturday against the Brewers. The Mets have an off-day before the All-Star break, which would allow them to use Marcum out of the bullpen or rest him entirely until the second half. ... Roenicke said LF Ryan Braun, out since June 10 with a sore right hand, could return next weekend when the Brewers travel to Arizona. Braun reported no setbacks after taking batting practice Saturday. ... The Mets were scheduled to travel to San Francisco after the game but due to the Saturday crash of an Asiana Airlines flight that closed San Francisco International Airport, were trying to make alternate arrangements.
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