Rays Snap Mets’ Streak
The New York Mets were unable to string together another late inning rally to keep their winning streak alive, going hitless in the final four innings in a 5-4 loss in Tampa Saturday night.
The Mets saw their seven-game win-streak halted, a night after rallying for a run in the eighth and two in the ninth for a 4-3 comeback win.
New York jumped out to a three-run first inning lead - a leadoff homer from Curtis Granderson, his first of two on the night, and a two-run Lucas Duda double.
But in the bottom of the inning, the Rays responded with six-hits, four-runs off Noah Syndergaard (6-6), including Grady Sizemore's two-run shot, his second home run of the series. Kevin Kiermaier also drove in a pair.
After Curtis Granderson's tied the game in the second with his second solo-shot, Evan Longoria hit a ground ball fielder's choice-RBI in the fourth to put Tampa Bay back in front for good.
Last night's loser, Brad Boxberger finished off the Mets in order for his 28th save. Starter Nathan Karns improved to 7-5.
New York's NL East lead dropped to 1.5 games with Washington's 6-1 over Colorado. The Mets send Bartolo Colon to the mound in Sunday's rubber match. He'll be opposed by Chris Archer.