Frazier hits 2-run homer, Mets beat Blue Jays 6-3
July 05, 2018 02:40 PM
TORONTO (AP) - Todd Frazier hit a two-run homer, Brandon Nimmo reached base three times and the New York Mets beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 on Wednesday night.
Frazier gave the Mets the lead with a drive to center field off Marcus Stroman (1-6) in a five-run fifth inning.
Seth Lugo (3-3) pitched three innings of relief for the win. Jeurys Familia closed for his 16th save in 20 opportunities.
Wilmer Flores had two hits and Kevin Plawecki scored twice for the Mets, who had lost 11 of 13.
Toronto's Kendrys Morales hit a solo home run in the second but the Mets answered on Nimmo's RBI single in the third. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. restored Toronto's lead with a two-out RBI single in the fourth before Stroman unraveled in the fifth.
Flores led off with a single and scored on Frazier's 10th home run. Jose Bautista and Asdrubal Cabrera chased Stroman with consecutive RBI singles, and Michael Conforto capped the outburst with a run-scoring single off reliever Luis Santos.
Stroman snapped a six-game losing streak, the longest of his career, by beating Detroit in his previous start. But he struggled in this one, allowing six runs and six hits in 4 2/3 innings. His ERA rose from 6.02 to 6.50.
Stroman, from Long Island, had never faced the Mets before.
Making his major league career start, New York right-hander Corey Oswalt allowed two runs and five hits in four innings.
Mets: RHP Noah Syndergaard (right index finger) will make a rehab start for Class A Brooklyn on Sunday. ... C Devin Mesoraco passed concussion tests again but was not in the starting lineup. Mesoraco was hit in the head in back-to-back innings Tuesday, once by a ball and once by a bat. ... RHP Zack Wheeler will get an extra day of rest before his next start. Wheeler will be pushed back to Monday, when the Mets play a doubleheader against Philadelphia.
Blue Jays: An MRI on RHP Marco Estrada revealed a mild strain in his left gluteal muscle. Estrada left Tuesday's start after just 12 pitches. It was not yet known whether he'll be placed on the disabled list. ... RHP Preston Guilmet was designated for assignment and LHP Tim Mayza was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo. Toronto selected Santos and RHP Rhiner Cruz from Triple-A. ... RHP Seunghwan Oh was available after missing Tuesday's game because of flu-like symptoms.
Mets: RHP Jacob deGrom (5-4) pitches Friday night at home against Tampa Bay. The right-hander leads the majors with a 1.84 ERA but has lost four of his past five starts despite not allowing more than three earned runs in any of them. Tampa Bay is expected to open with a reliever.
Blue Jays: RHP Sam Gaviglio (2-2, 3.97) goes Friday night in the opener of a three-game series against the Yankees. Gaviglio is 0-2 with a 4.78 ERA in six outings since winning his first start for Toronto. RHP Sonny Gray (5-6, 5.44) starts for New York.
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By IAN HARRISON
Updated: July 05, 2018 02:40 PM
Created: July 04, 2018 10:19 PM
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