Venable Gets Four Hits To Lead Padres Past Mets

SAN DIEGO (AP) _ Will Venable had four hits and the San Diego Padres got home runs from Nick Hundley and Jedd Gyorko in an 8-2 victory over the New York Mets on Saturday night.

Mets starter Jenrry Mejia left early with discomfort in his surgically repaired elbow and the Padres took advantage when New York’s bullpen was pressed into service. San Diego finished with 15 hits in snapping a three-game losing streak.

Edinson Volquez (9-10) worked five innings for the win and Venable extended his career-high hitting streak to 14 games, the longest active run in the National League.

Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud, a highly touted prospect acquired in the R.A. Dickey trade, went 0 for 2 with two walks in his major league debut.

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