Published: Mon, June 19, 2017
Sport | By Scott Davis

Scherzer strikes out 10, leads Nationals over Mets 7-2

Scherzer strikes out 10, leads Nationals over Mets 7-2

CHICAGO - Rookie Matt Davidson homered for the fourth straight game, then doubled and scored in a four-run sixth inning to lead the Chicago White Sox over Baltimore, the Orioles' seventh loss in eight games. Washington is 6-0 in Queens this year - part of an impressive 24-12 mark on the road - and has won 12 of 16 at the Mets' home ballpark since the start of last season.

"I love it. I love competing against the best", Scherzer said. Bruce is batting.390 (23-for-59) with six homers and 12 RBIs over his last 14 games, a stretch in which he has eight multi-hit games and has been held hitless just once.

The banged-up Mets lost more than a game.

"You kind of just get behind him and ride him - he's big in those moments, he's big in the big moment and he's done it his whole career", Nationals catcher Matt Wieters said. "For me, it's all about confidence, he gives you the confidence to run, but that's something I've never really had", Turner said. NY was below.500 as late as August 20 last season before going 26-13 down the stretch to earn a wild card berth. OF Michael Conforto missed his fourth straight start with a stiff back, but came in after Lagares was hurt.

Padres beat Brewers in another slugfest, 7-5 in 11 innings MILWAUKEE - Cory Spangenberg and Chase d'Arnaud each hit solo home runs in the 11th inning, lifting the San Diego Padres over the Milwaukee Brewers 7-5 on Saturday in yet another slugfest. Conforto had two hits in three at bats, drew a walk, recorded two RBI, and stole a base.

"Sometimes the stats are wrong", he said. "But you're going to have games like this". Four relievers from a much-maligned pen closed it out, with Enny Romero getting five outs for his second save. The left-hander gave a huge fist pump after Cespedes grounded into a game-ending double play. Manager Dusty Baker said Kelley was battling neck spasms Friday night when he showed decreased velocity while pitching in the ninth inning.

Max Scherzer struck out 10 over eight masterful innings to reach double digits for the fifth straight start and limited the Mets to four hits, leading the Washington Nationals over NY 7-2 on Friday night.

OUR PREDICTION: The Mets have won five of deGrom's last six starts against the Nationals and are 15-7 in his last 22 outings coming off five days of rest.

Curtis Granderson began the eighth inning by hammering a tiebreaking home run for No. 300 of his career, and Lucas Duda added a three-run homer in the five-run inning to help the Mets to a 9-4 victory over the Cubs and consequently winning two of the three games against the defending World Series champions Wednesday night. "We're having trouble keeping the ball in the ballpark", Collins said.

Wilmer Flores and Rene Rivera homered for the Mets.

Turner singled in the ninth and scored on a double by Anthony Rendon (2-for-4). The New York Mets prized starter left it all on the field today. Seth Lugo (1-0, 1.29) will make his first start at Citi Field this season against Stephen Strasburg (7-2, 3.27). He was diagnosed with a partially torn ligament late in spring training.

"I'm a fly-ball pitcher, guys", he said. The loss snapped a six-decision winning streak for Lugo dating back to last August 25 as well as an eight-game winning streak for the Mets in Lugo starts dating back to last August 25. Bryce Harper singled to the opposite field. In his career, DeGrom is 3-3 with a 3.40 ERA and 67 strikeouts against Washington.

RHP Jacob deGrom will look to build off one of his best starts as a major leaguer when he takes the mound for the Mets on Sunday afternoon in the finale of a four-game series at Citi Field.

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