DeGrom, Mets snap Orioles' four-game winning streak
(The Sports Xchange) - New York right-hander Jacob deGrom allowed one run over 7-2/3 innings while Curtis Granderson hit two homers as the Mets beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-3 on Tuesday.
The result snapped the Orioles' four-game winning streak.
DeGrom (12-6), last season's National League Rookie of the Year, gave up five hits with one walk and six strikeouts.
"I just try to go up there and put up zeros and let the rest take care of itself," said deGrom, who lowered his ERA from 2.03 to 1.98.
DeGrom retired 11 straight batters before allowing a two-out double to shortstop J.J. Hardy in the fifth.
"He one of the best in the game," Mets manager Terry Collins said about deGrom. "I talk to other managers and he is one of the first guys they ask about. He's very, very good."
Granderson gave the Mets a 1-0 lead when he belted his franchise-record seventh lead-off homer of the season over the right field scoreboard.
New York increased their lead to 2-0 in the third on an RBI double by Murphy.
Granderson provided a 3-0 lead with another solo shot in the fifth, his third multi-homer game of the season. Continued...