Leiter (10-5) struck out six and walked four to win consecutive starts for the first time since mid-June. Two of the walks were intentional passes to
Leiter reached double figures in wins for the ninth consecutive season.
"I had my pitches working," Leiter said. "The zeros are nice. So is the win. I was fighting myself a bit because I had a lot of late movement on my cutter. I should have thrown a different pitch a couple of times, but I had the pitches I needed those times I struggled."
David Weathers retired the final six batters for his second save.
"Al was on tonight and I really wanted to keep it going," Weathers said. "My ball was dipping and I had complete control. I was my old self."
The Mets gave Leiter all the offense he needed in the third, when rookie
led off with a single and came home on a groundout by
"Reyes was great," Mets manager
said. "He gets triples when most other guys are anchored at second. The excitement he generates got us the winning run."
The Brewers almost struck back in the next inning, when
was hit by a pitch and
grounded into a double play and, after an intentional walk to Clayton, pitcher
struck out to end the inning.
"Leiter bent but he never broke," Brewers manager
said. "He is such a tough veteran. He really bores in on you."
In the sixth, the Mets extended the lead.
doubled with one out, went to third on a passed ball by Perez and scored on a sacrifice fly by