Jacob deGrom delivered one of his best starts of the MLB season to lead the New York Mets to a 3-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks in their series opener at Citi Field on Friday.
New York scored twice in the first on an RBI groundout by Wilmer Flores and a single by Michael Conforto two batters later.
That was all the run support deGrom needed. He allowed just one run and six hits while striking out 13 over seven innings of work as Arizona lost their eighth of their past nine games.
New York added an insurance run on another RBI single from Conforto in the fifth. Robert Gsellman and Jeurys Familia combined to pitch two scoreless innings in relief to secure the Mets' victory.
Conforto finished the game four for four at the plate with the pair of RBIs.
The start was deGrom's second since returning from an elbow injury he suffered while swinging the bat in early May. He was activated from the disabled list on Sunday and faced the Phillies, but was removed after a 45-pitch first inning.
New York move to 21-19 this year with the win while the Diamondbacks fall to 25-19.
Mookie Betts hit his 14th home run of the season and went three for five with two RBIs in Boston's 7-4 loss to the Orioles.
Dustin Fowler belted his first career home run in Oakland's 3-1 victory over the Blue Jays. Fowler totalled two RBIs in the game and scored a pair of runs.
RANGERS DOMINATE FULMER
The Rangers scored early and often on White Sox starting pitcher Carson Fulmer. He walked five and surrendered eight runs in just two innings.
Reds starter Homer Bailey pitched 4.2 innings against the Cubs, allowing six runs and 10 hits. He also walked five batters. Bailey now has a 6.11 ERA in 2018.
Indians right fielder Greg Allen robbed Alex Bregman of an opposite field, two-run homer in the first inning.
San Diego Padres 3-2 Pittsburgh Pirates
Oakland Athletics 3-1 Toronto Blue Jays
Baltimore Orioles 7-4 Boston Red Sox
Chicago Cubs 8-1 Cincinnati Reds
New York Mets 3-1 Arizona Diamondbacks
Miami Marlins 2-0 Atlanta Braves
Texas Rangers 12-5 Chicago White Sox
Houston Astros 4-1 Cleveland Indians
Milwaukee Brewers 8-3 Minnesota Twins
Kansas City Royals 5-2 New York Yankees
St Louis Cardinals 12-4 Philadelphia Phillies
Tampa Bay Rays 8-3 Los Angeles Angels
Seattle Mariners 5-4 Detroit Tigers
Colorado Rockies 6-1 San Francisco Giants
DODGERS AT NATIONALS
The Dodgers and Nationals will play a doubleheader after the opening game of their series was rained out on Friday. The start of 2018 has been poor for Los Angeles and they have dropped nine of their last 11. But, the Dodgers did top the Marlins on Thursday to snap a six-game losing streak. The Nationals have won four in a row but have not completed a full game since Sunday because of rain.
|Astros avoid sweep with win over Athletics|
|Dodgers slugger Machado leaves game after being struck by pitch|
|Twins place Santana on DL with finger injury|
|Yankees´ Gregorius suffers ´pretty significant´ heel bruise|
|Athletics pull even with Astros in AL West|
|Scherzer, Harper lead Nationals past Marlins|
|Mets set franchise record in 20-run victory|
|Puig suspended, Hundley fined for starting Dodgers-Giants brawl|
|Yankees slugger Judge ´frustrated´ with wrist injury|
|Marlins pitcher Urena handed six-game ban for intentionally hitting Acuna|
|Braves survive skirmish, loss of Acuna to top Marlins|
|Judge´s recovery taking longer than expected|
|Braves´ Acuna Jr. has arrived as a true MLB star|
|Mariners reinstate Cano after 80-game suspension|
|DeGrom strikes out 12, Mets hit 5 homers in win over Yankees|
|Indians OF Martin recovering from life-threatening bacterial infection|
|Shoulder injury sends Royals starter Duffy to DL|
|Yankees place Sabathia on DL with right knee inflammation|
|Sale strikes out 12 in Red Sox´s win over Orioles|
|Marlins´ Holaday enters as pinch hitter, hits walk-off double in extras|
|Gausman shuts down Brewers, Red Sox score 19|
|Angels star Trout placed on DL with right wrist inflammation|
|Astros slip to 0-4 against Paxton with loss to Mariners|
|DeGrom throws six-inning gem in Mets win|
|MLB wrap: Jacob deGrom throws a 6-inning gem to hold MLB best ERA in Mets win|
|Red Sox top Blue Jays in extra innings after rough Giles outing|
|Lynn blanks White Sox in first Yankees start|
|Red Sox complete sweep of Yankees with extra-inning walk-off win|
|Astros defend Osuna trade, activation|
|Astros All-Star Springer could land on DL after hurting thumb|
|Indians starter Kluber throws shutout, strikes out seven in win over Angels|
|Porcello throws one-hitter to lead Red Sox past Yankees|
|Pearce powers Red Sox past Yankees|
|Cubs beat Pirates in Hamels´ debut|
|Giants starter Cueto will undergo Tommy John surgery|
|Nationals win blowout 25-4 over Mets|
|Red Sox ´not anticipating´ Pedroia´s return this season|
|Yankees´ Happ contracts hand, foot and mouth disease|
|Red Sox place ace Sale on DL with left shoulder inflammation|
|MLB trade deadline: Three takeaways after frenzied finish|
|Yu Darvish´s agent rips ´classless´ Alex Rodriguez over distraction comments|
|Swihart sends Red Sox past Phillies after 13 innings|
|Red Sox deal for Angels infielder Kinsler|
|Braves acquire Reds outfielder Duvall|
|Cueto facing Tommy John surgery, says Giants manager Bochy|
|Yankees secure Lynn from Twins for Austin|
|Astros acquire All-Star Osuna from Blue Jays|
|Eovaldi enjoys winning debut with Red Sox|
|Braves´ Newcomb loses no-hitter in ninth inning|
|New look serves J.A. Happ well in first appearance with Yankees|
|Cardinals top Cubs after six-run first inning|
|Astros´ Altuve placed on DL with knee injury|
|Kershaw strikes out eight, bases four as Dodgers beat Braves|
|Rizzo´s walk-off homer powers Cubs past Diamondbacks|
|Yankees All-Star Judge suffers chip fracture in right wrist|
|Yankees sign Happ from Blue Jays|
|Bauer stars again as Indians down red-hot Pirates|
|Athletics bounce back to beat Rangers as Pirates sail to victory|
|Cardinals starter Poncedeleon throws seven no-hit innings in MLB debut|
|Dodgers place Justin Turner on 10-day DL|
|Pirates top Reds to extend winning streak to nine|
|Mets place Syndergaard on DL with hand, foot and mouth disease|
|Cubs, Baez give young fan signed baseball after adult steals foul ball|
|Brewers top Dodgers to snap seven-game losing streak|
|Dodgers top Brewers in Machado´s debut|
|Cardinals´ Carpenter makes history|
|Nationals pair Strasburg, Zimmerman activated from DL|
|Cubs use five-run fifth inning to trump Cardinals|
|Angels star Ohtani cleared to resume pitching|
|Manny Machado dealt to Dodgers|