Max Muncy deed a brace of two-run homers and Max Scherzer worked retired of immoderate occupation implicit six coagulated innings Sunday night, starring the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 14-4 rout of the New York Mets and a expanse of the three-game series.
The Dodgers, who person gone 10-4 since acquiring Scherzer and Trea Turner from the Washington Nationals connected July 30, way the NL West-leading San Francisco Giants by 4 games. Los Angeles is six games up of the 2nd chaotic card, the San Diego Padres.
Muncy homered successful the 2nd disconnected Carlos Carrasco and successful the sixth disconnected Yennsy Diaz. In between, helium flew retired to the informing way successful halfway successful the 4th against Jake Reed. The two-homer crippled was the 2nd of the play for Muncy, who went heavy doubly against the Colorado Rockies connected July 17. It was the seventh multi-homer crippled of his career.
Scherzer (10-4) took the mound with a 3-0 pb acknowledgment to a two-run homer by erstwhile Mets utilityman Justin Turner and a solo changeable by Will Smith, who homered successful each 3 games. The Dodgers doubled the pb successful the 2nd connected an RBI treble by Turner, instantly earlier Muncy’s archetypal homer.
Scherzer allowed 2 runs connected 4 hits with 2 walks and 7 strikeouts. The Mets had astatine slightest 2 runners connected basal successful each of the archetypal 4 innings, but went 0 for 10 with runners successful scoring presumption against Scherzer, who constricted the harm to run-scoring groundouts by Jeff McNeil successful the 3rd and Michael Conforto successful the fourth.
Scherzer helped his origin by lofting a sacrifice alert successful the sixth.
The Mets, down 9-2 erstwhile Scherzer exited, scored doubly successful the seventh erstwhile Brandon Nimmo raced location connected a chaotic transportation and J.D. Davis, batting with the bases loaded, flew retired to the partition successful center. But Edwin Uceta struck retired Jonathan Villar. New York finished the bid 3 for 30 with runners successful scoring position.
With the remnants of the assemblage of 31,205 chanting “Let’s spell Dodgers,” Los Angeles scored 3 times successful the eighth connected a two-run azygous by Smith and an RBI treble by Chris Taylor. The Dodgers scored doubly successful the ninth erstwhile Matt Beaty deed a two-run homer disconnected Mets outfielder Brandon Drury. Fellow outfielder Kevin Pillar got the last out.
Carrasco (0-1) gave up six runs connected six hits and 1 locomotion with 3 strikeouts implicit 2 innings.
A NIGHT OF FIRSTS
Scherzer’s sacrifice alert was the archetypal of his career, arsenic good arsenic his archetypal RBI since May 27, 2019. In the eighth, reliever Edwin Uceta batted for himself and legged retired an infield azygous for his archetypal vocation hit.
When Drury and Pillar combined to propulsion the ninth, it marked the archetypal clip the Mets person utilized 2 presumption players arsenic pitchers successful the aforesaid game.
REED ALL ABOUT IT
Reed relieved Carrasco to commencement the 3rd and tossed 3 scoreless innings. He is the 60th subordinate to look successful a crippled this play for the Mets, extending the single-season franchise record. The erstwhile grounds was 56 players, acceptable successful 2018, The large league grounds is held by the 2019 Seattle Mariners, who utilized 67 players.
Reed besides became the sixth Reed to look successful a crippled for the Mets, joining Darren (1990), Rick (1997-2001), Steve (2002), Jeremy (2009) and Addison (2015-17). Reed is tied for the fourth-most communal Mets surname with Wilson, down Johnson and Jones (eight) and Smith (seven).
Dodgers: 3B Justin Turner (left groin) returned to the starting lineup for the archetypal clip since Aug. 8. … LHP Clayton Kershaw (elbow) is scheduled to play drawback Monday.
Mets: SS Francisco Lindor (right oblique) swung from the close broadside and made immoderate diving stops portion fielding grounders Sunday afternoon. Manager Luis Rojas said Lindor volition question to the West Coast with the Mets and could either play a simulated crippled oregon statesman a rehab duty during the roadworthy trip. … RHP Noah Syndergaard (Tommy John surgery) could soon propulsion to batters.
Dodgers: A bullpen crippled is planned Monday for the opener of a three-game bid against the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates. Roberts said the Dodgers would apt marque a mates moves involving the pitching unit anterior to Monday’s game.
Mets: LHP Rich Hill (6-4, 4.05 ERA) volition commencement the opener of a three-game bid astatine the NL West-leading San Francisco Giants.