Scooter Gennett hits home run as Brewers extend Mets' losing streak in 4-1 win

MILWAUKEE -- Jimmy Nelson allowed two hits in eight strong innings, Scooter Gennett hit a home run and the Milwaukee Brewers extended the New York Mets' losing streak to a season-high seven games with a 4-1 victory Wednesday night.

The Brewers scratched out four runs on 10 hits in six innings off Mets starter Bartolo Colon (9-6) as New York (36-37) slipped below .500 for the first time since a 2-3 record on April 11.

Nelson (4-8) allowed one run, Curtis Granderson's 11th home run, and two hits. He struck out five and walked one sending the Mets to their longest skid since April 2011. Johnny Monell singled leading off the third for the first hit in the game off the Brewers' big right-hander.

Scooter Gennett hit a solo home run off Colon in the sixth. Francisco Rodriguez pitched the ninth for his 15th save.