Seth Lugo rebounded from a dismal start last time out to go 6.1 strong innings and the Mets’ offense showed more than they did on Monday, leading to a 5-2 win Tuesday over the Rays.
Lugo fanned seven, ending the Mets’ streak of starters with 10 or more Ks at three. But he allowed just one walk and four hits en route to evening his record to 3-3 on the year, 2-1 as a starter.
Robinson Cano, Pete Alonso and Guillermo Heredia each homered for the Mets. Cano and Alonso each had two-hit games. Cano is now hitting .320 for the season. And Alonso is up to .209 in his quest to stay above the Mendoza Line.
Chasen Shreve struck out the side in the eighth inning and Edwin Diaz allowed an infield hit but had a relatively easy time to pick up his fifth save of the year.