The New York Mets have a 3-0 lead on the St. Louis Cardinals in the fifth inning Sunday night, which means that the Cardinals' scoreless streak has been extended to 23 innings.
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Yadier Molina, Allen Craig and Matt Holliday account for the team's three hits thus far, and as a group the Cards have left six runners on base.
The Mets, meanwhile, have eight hits. Lucas Duda got them on the board in the first with an RBI single and Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning to extend that lead to three.
Mets starter Jonathan Niese has struck out nine batters through 4-2/3 innings.
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