Milwaukee, WI (WSAU-TSN) - Kirk Nieuwenhuis went 4-for-4 with five RBI and three runs scored to lead the New York Mets to a 12-5 win over the Milwaukee Brewers in the opener of a three-game set at Miller Park.
Juan Lagares drove in three runs and Ike Davis went 3-for-5 with two RBI in his first game in the majors since he was demoted to Triple-A earlier this season. John Buck also drove in a run for the Mets, winners in three of their last four games.
Zack Wheeler (2-1) gave up three runs -- one earned -- on seven hits over five innings to earn the win.
Carlos Gomez went 4-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI, while Aramis Ramirez and Juan Francisco added one RBI apiece for the Brewers, losers in eight of their last 10 games.
Johnny Hellweg (0-2) was tagged for seven runs -- three earned -- on seven hits and five walks in 3 2/3 innings to absorb the loss.