Minnesota buries NY Mets 14-8 with 6 HRs

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom’s record-tying streak of quality starts ended at 26 when he allowed two home runs to Mitch Garver and one to Eddie Rosario in a 14-8 drubbing by the Twins on Tuesday.

Minnesota had six homers, including a pair by Jonathan Schoop. The Mets hit four of their own, two by rookie Pete Alonso, as the teams combined for the most home runs in a game at Citi Field, which opened a decade ago.

DeGrom (2-1) gave up three homers and was lifted for a pinch hitter in the fourth inning after allowing six runs and eight hits.

Kyle Gibson was in position to win but was removed after 4 2/3 innings for the second straight start. He loaded the bases with a pair of two-out walks, and Trevor Hildenberger (2-0) retired Jeff McNeil on a flyout.


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Dee Gordon got three hits and drove in two runs as high-scoring Seattle extended baseball’s best record.

The Mariners improved to 11-2 and have scored at least five runs in 12 of those games. The Royals lost their eighth in a row.

Whit Merrifield extended his hitting streak to 30 games, tying a Royals record set by George Brett in 1980. He led off the bottom of the first with an opposite-field triple to stretch a streak that began last Sept. 10 and included the final 20 games of the season.

Marco Gonzales (4-0) gave up two earned runs in sixplus innings. Anthony Swarzak pitched the ninth for his second save in two opportunities.

Kansas City’s Jakob Junis (1-1) allowed four runs in four innings.


DENVER (AP) — Dansby Swanson and Ronald Acuña Jr. homered, leading Max Fried and the Braves to the victory. Fried (2-0) allowed an unearned run and five hits in six innings.

Colorado has dropped its first five home games. It has lost nine of 10 overall since winning the first two games of the season.

Rockies right-hander German Márquez (1-1) was charged with five runs and seven hits in five innings.