(Colo)-Rockies Drop Second Straight At Mets
By MIKE FITZPATRICK
AP Baseball Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Noah Syndergaard allowed one hit in seven shutout innings, Todd Frazier homered and drove in four runs, and the New York Mets beat the Colorado Rockies 6-1 on Sunday.
Nolan Arenado grounded a leadoff single through the right side in the second for Colorado's only hit until David Dahl doubled home a run with two outs in the ninth. Second baseman Adeiny Hechavarria ranged to his left and deflected Arenado's grounder as he tried to make a sliding play, but was unable to come up with the ball.
Frazier hit a three-run homer in the first - tossing his bat with some flair - and an RBI double in the fifth off Jeff Hoffman (1-3). The Mets have gone deep in 16 straight home games, setting a club record.
Carlos Gomez had a two-out RBI single in the fourth after Hechavarria swiped second - one of three stolen bases by the Mets. J.D. Davis chased Hoffman with a run-scoring triple in the fifth that eluded a diving Dahl in center field following a poor route.
Syndergaard (4-4) struck out seven and walked two for his first win in five starts since May 14. He was coming off three consecutive no-decisions.
Jeurys Familia and Hector Santiago finished the two-hitter as New York took two of three from the Rockies to complete a 4-2 homestand. Up next, the first two Subway Series games of the season at Yankee Stadium.
Colorado won 10 of 12 before dropping the final two games of the series.
Mets: 2B Robinson Cano went back on the 10-day injured list with tightness in his left quadriceps, four days after returning to the lineup. The move is retroactive to Thursday, after Cano aggravated the injury Wednesday night in his first game since May 22. To replace him on the roster, New York selected the contract of right-handed reliever Tim Peterson from Triple-A Syracuse. ... LF-INF Jeff McNeil received a scheduled rest.
Rockies: RHP German Marquez (6-3, 4.07 ERA) pitches Monday night at home against RHP Yu Darvish (2-3, 4.88) and the Chicago Cubs. Marquez was tagged by the Cubs for eight runs and seven hits over 5 1/3 innings in a 9-8 loss Wednesday at Wrigley Field. Colorado has won 10 of his 14 starts this season and 13 of his past 16 at Coors Field since June 2018.
Mets: LHP Jason Vargas (2-3, 3.57 ERA) starts the Subway Series opener Monday night in the Bronx against Yankees RHP Masahiro Tanaka (3-5, 3.42). Vargas pitched his first shutout in two years Wednesday against San Francisco. He struck out a season-high eight and threw 117 pitches - his most in five years. The 36-year-old Vargas has a 1.85 ERA in his last seven starts, but he's 0-7 with a 6.84 ERA against the Yankees.
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