PHILADELPHIA – Pete Alonso scored two goals, scored three wins and led in five runs to lead the Mets to a 6-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in the second game for a doubleheader split on Sunday.
Chris Bassitt (4-2) conceded a run in 5 ⅔ inning to help the Mets, leader of the NL East. Jean Segura played home for the Phillies.
In the opening, Bryce Harper scored again on Max Scherzer and the Phillies became the first team to beat the new ace of the Mets, scoring a four-game slip to win, 3-2.
Alonso almost single handedly lifted the Mets in the nightcap, leading a change from Cristopher Sanchez (0-1) deep left for a two-point homer in the first. He hit even further left in fifth out Nick Nelson, a three-point shot that put the Mets 5-1 ahead.
“It was great,” Alonso said of his second homer. “I just wanted to do what I can to get a good swing on a local pitch.”
Alonso was 0 for 3 with a couple of strikeouts in the first game before helping the Mets avoid only the second losing streak of the season.
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“We played such a great baseball team,” he said. “Everyone answered the bell.”
Harper, using a pink bat for Mother’s Day, rode a fastball 94mph from Scherzer (4-1) over the right wall for a solo homer with two eliminated in the first. She yelled, “I love you mom!” in a camera before returning to the bench.
“I thought we played the first game well and missed the second game,” said Harper.
Harper added a single RBI in the third. On May 1, the reigning winner of the National League’s Most Valuable Player Award also beat Scherzer, his former Washington teammate.
“I think we needed it,” said Phillies owner Kyle Gibson. “For the offense to go out and do what they did against Max was great.”
The single-admission doubleheader was part of a trick after games between teams rained on Friday and Saturday.
Scherzer suffered his first defeat since May 30, ending a streak of 24 straight starts without defeat. The winning streak went through its beginnings with the Nationals, Dodgers and Mets.
Canó Officially released
The Mets officially released second baseman Robinson Cano before the game. The move comes a week after Cano’s slump was designated for the post despite nearly $ 45 million left on his contract. The Mets announced the news in their pre-match notes and after manager Buck Showalter met with reporters.
39-year-old Canó missed last season as he was serving his second doping ban. He hit .195 (8 of 41) with a home run, three RBI and a measly .501 base plus hit rate in 43 plate appearances for the Mets. Canó has averaged .302 career beats with 335 home runs, 1,305 RBI and .842 OPS in 17 seasons. He has 2,632 hits, including 571 doubles.
The impressive King’s series ends for the Yankees
Brad Miller scored Michael King’s impressive goalless streak with a two-point homer in the seventh inning that led the Texas Rangers over the Yankees, 4-2, on Sunday to save a double split.
The Yankees scored a 2-1 lead over Gleyber Torres’ late match homer to ninth place. They had three hits in the shot glass after collecting only five at the start of the game.
King (2-1) had pitched 14 consecutive innings without allowing a run before Miller hit a 1-0 quick ball down center for a two-point lead. The right-hander of the Yankees hadn’t given up on a run from Toronto’s George Springer RBI brace on April 11.
“It’s a cold night and you’re facing a guy who hasn’t really given up on anything all year,” said Texas manager Chris Woodward. “To place one and the wind blows right in. To hit it that far, it was quite a hit.”
It was Miller’s fourth career pinch-homer, and this year six of his 14 RBIs gave Texas an edge.
“Credit to Miller,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “I think he was trying to stitch four stitches up and in there and he probably couldn’t get it where he wanted to, but I don’t think he got too lost, and Miller sold out and got there and got it.”
King replaced Jordan Montgomery after Jonah Heim opened the innings with a double left. King walked Kole Calhoun, accompanied Nathaniel Lowe and withdrew Andy Ibáñez with a force that took Heim to third place. Heim scored on a wild field to the backstop one step before Miller’s homer.
The rare ineffective exit raised King’s ERA from 0.51 to 1.42.
“Obviously I want to be great every time out there and having a bad one always hurts,” said King. “But it is a learning experience. You have to go ahead and recover. “
Eli White also scored Texas victory for the fifth time in six games.
Giancarlo Stanton scored a two-point homer in the second game. The Yankees lost for only the second time in 14 games.
In the first game of the day, Torres’ seventh career success gave the Yankees their third walk-off victory this year. He connected John King (1-1) in the short porch in the right field.
“The bigger the situation, it seems to increase the level of concentration a bit,” Boone said. “Cold day out there, it was nice to see him attack one.”
Rangers owner Dane Dunning lost his no hit offer on a single inside from Judge to open the sixth.
Gerrit Cole conceded one run and five wins in 6 ⅓ innings for the Yankees. He hit 10, walked one and threw 114 jumps, the peak of the season, reaching 100.6 mph. Jonathan Loáisiga followed Cole with one and two third innings. Clay Holmes (3-0) bypassed Mitch Garver’s brace in the ninth.