• With boost from Ike, Dickey first to 18 wins

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Sep 5, 2012
    Dickey wasn't at his best Wednesday afternoon. First baseman Ike Davis made sure he didn't have to be. For now, Dickey says he is focusing simply on getting win No. 19, but he can't help think about reaching 20, too. Dickey should have five more starts as he tries to become a 20-game winner, which would further bolster his Cy Young resume. "The whole story of what he's had to go through to get where he is today is truly one of the great stories of sports," Collins said. "I'm thrilled. I hope he wins it . The knuckleballer allowed two runs in 6 2/3 innings en route to his 18th win, the first Mets pitcher to reach the mark since Frank Viola and Dwight Gooden both did it in 1990.
    Sources: MLB.com ESPN.com

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