One night after being on the wrong end of a 4-1 score, Jacob deGrom and the Mets flipped the table, as they downed the Royals by the same 4-1 score. The series is tied 1-1 with the rubber match happening tomorrow afternoon in Kansas City.
deGrom looked like he had no-hit stuff as he set the Royals down in order the first three innings. It was a different story in the fourth, as a walk, a broken bat single and an error led to the Royals taking a 1-0 lead.
But the Mets tied the score in the fifth inning and took the lead in the seventh on a two-run infield single by Pete Alonso, who finished the night with three hits, including a hustle double in the ninth. Juan Lagares also had a three-hit day, although his RBI triple in the eighth inning came on a ball where the right fielder broke in on initially that ended up beyond his outstretched arms.
The Royals had another good scoring opportunity in the bottom of the seventh inning, as the first two batters singled. But deGrom got a double play grounder, thanks to a nice turn by Luis Guillorme, and after a walk put runners on the corners, deGrom finished his night with a strikeout.
Justin Wilson and Seth Lugo finished up with a scoreless inning apiece, with Lugo earning his third save.