Flores' 3 RBIs lead Mets to 4-1 win over Arizona

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Rookie Wilmer Flores drove in three runs to extend his RBI streak to four games, Zack Wheeler pitched effectively into the seventh inning and the New York Mets beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-1 on Saturday.

Flores, called up from Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday, had a run-scoring single off Brandon McCarthy (2-6) in the fourth inning and a two-run single in the eighth, giving him eight RBIs in his first five games in the majors.

Juan Lagares hit a solo homer and Wheeler (5-2) allowed a run over 6 1-3 innings to bounce back from a shaky outing previous start.

LaTroy Hawkins worked around a baserunner in the ninth for his third save in five chances.

Aaron Hill homered for Arizona, which had its three-game winning snapped.

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