MONTREAL (Ticker) --
hit a pair of homers and was still upstaged.
became the fourth player to hit for the cycle this season and matched a career-high with three RBI as the
New York Mets
rolled to a 10-1 rout of the
and a split of their four-game series.
A 27-year-old lefthanded-hitting reserve, Valent became the first Met to hit for the cycle since
victimized the Expos on September 11, 1997. Valent singled in the second inning, doubled in the third, hit a two-run homer in the fifth and added an RBI triple in the seventh.
"I remember hitting for the cycle in the minors with the Phillies and in that one I hit a home run in the ninth," Valent said. "I also hit for the cycle in college, but I don't remember much about that one."
Valent went 4-for-4 with a walk, setting a career-high in hits, and became the eighth player in franchise history to record the cycle.
also hit for the cycle against the Expos on June 28.
also accomplished the feat this season.
Cameron hit his 19th and 20th home runs of the season, marking the 10th career multi-homer game of his career. He hit a two-run homer in a four-run second inning and added a solo shot in the third off starter
(2-5) as the Mets built a 5-0 lead.
"I had a good BP session today, I really felt good," said Cameron, who hit four homers in the four-game series. "I'll take those home runs and Valent got a cycle. A lot of good things happened today."
(7-3) allowed one run and three hits in six innings to improve to 6-1 in his last 10 starts. He also lowered his ERA to 2.18 and has yielded just two runs in three starts against Montreal, covering 18 innings.
"I didn't even know until the ninth inning that Valent hit for the cycle," Leiter said. "He's been a good bench player for us who got the opportunity to start today and made the most of it. That's a game he'll never forget."
Biddle, a converted closer who was 2-0 in his previous three starts after being moved into the rotation, allowed five runs and seven hits in three innings.
"I was all over the place. Couldn't find my location at all," Biddle said.
led off the second inning with a single before Cameron homered over the center field wall. Valent singled, rookie
delivered a two-run single to center to cap the four-run inning.
Cameron homered to left center in the third and Valent followed with a double. Valent homered off Sun-Woo Kim in the fifth after Cameron walked and stole second.
"It's good to get the bats going," Mets manager
said. "Hopefully, we can keep that going in Atlanta (this weekend)."
The Expos scored their lone run in the sixth off Leiter when
reached on an infield single and raced all the way home on a double by