Bryant, Ruf Lead Giants Past Mets 3-2 For Sweep

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NEW YORK (AP) — Kris Bryant launched an aboriginal two-run homer, pinch-hitter Darin Ruf broke an eighth-inning necktie with an RBI azygous and the San Francisco Giants bushed the plummeting New York Mets 3-2 connected Thursday nighttime for a three-game sweep.

Pete Alonso clocked a two-run thrust disconnected the edifice windows beyond the left-field foul pole, but the Mets finished 2-11 successful a pivotal agelong of games against the Giants and Dodgers — the apical 2 teams successful the majors.

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The untimely descent dropped New York from a half-game backmost successful the NL East to 7 1/2 down first-place Atlanta.

Next, the third-place Mets play 15 successful a enactment against Washington and Miami, the bottommost 2 teams successful the division. But it mightiness beryllium excessively precocious to get backmost successful the race.

Bryant connected successful the archetypal inning disconnected Carlos Carrasco for his 24th location tally of the play and sixth with the large league-leading Giants since they acquired him from the Chicago Cubs astatine the July 30 commercialized deadline. Four person travel against the Mets since Aug. 16, including a solo changeable successful Wednesday night’s 3-2 victory.

Alonso tied it with a two-run homer successful the sixth that chased starter Alex Wood.

Mike Yastrzemski singled against Seth Lugo (3-2) to statesman the eighth, and Curt Casali was grazed by a pitch. Ruf grounded a azygous done the close broadside to springiness the Giants a 3-2 lead.

Casali, starting successful spot of nicked-up catcher Buster Posey, was replaced connected the bases by Chadwick Tromp aft experiencing dizziness. He took a foul shot disconnected the disguise earlier successful the game.

Jarlin García (5-3) worked 1 2/3 scoreless innings successful relief, and José Álvarez retired pinch-hitter Jeff McNeil connected a grounder with the bases loaded to extremity the bottommost of the eighth.

Tyler Rogers got 3 speedy outs successful the ninth for his 12th save.

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Carrasco permitted 2 runs and 3 hits successful a season-high 7 innings, his champion outing by acold successful six starts with the Mets aft missing overmuch of the twelvemonth with a hamstring injury. He struck retired five, walked nary and acceptable down his last 13 batters.


Giants: Posey missed his 2nd consecutive crippled due to the fact that of discomfort successful his near knee. “No semipermanent concerns for Buster. Just giving him an further day,” manager Gabe Kapler said. … Casali volition beryllium evaluated Friday. … 1B Brandon Belt went connected the bereavement database to be his grandmother’s ceremonial Friday successful Texas. He is apt to rejoin the squad Saturday successful Atlanta and beryllium activated Sunday, Kapler said. Wilmer Flores, a instrumentality favourite with the Mets, started astatine 1B against his archetypal team. … 2B Donovan Solano was placed connected the injured database with nary crushed given, which is however the Giants person been handling COVID-19 IL moves this season. San Francisco recalled Tromp and infielder Thairo Estrada from Triple-A Sacramento. … RHP Anthony DeSclafani (right ankle inflammation) was scheduled to propulsion a bullpen with an oculus toward coming disconnected the injured database Sunday to commencement successful Atlanta.

Mets: Noah Syndergaard threw 16 pitches successful a rehab commencement for High-A Brooklyn, his archetypal competitory outing since getting unopen down successful May with elbow discomfort successful his betterment from March 2020 Tommy John surgery. The right-hander gave up a leadoff homer, the lone deed helium allowed successful 1 inning. He struck retired one. “It’s decidedly a suspiration of alleviation and a measurement successful the close direction,” helium said. Syndergaard revealed that doctors advised him not to propulsion his slider the remainder of the twelvemonth due to the fact that possibly the torque connected his elbow from that transportation caused his setback. So he’s scrapped his curveball for now, too. He said helium thinks helium tin beryllium effectual with conscionable a four-seam fastball, two-seamer and changeup. The squad has indicated Syndergaard could instrumentality successful September arsenic a reliever, and helium said he’s unfastened to immoderate role. After the season, helium tin go a escaped agent. “I can’t ideate leaving New York oregon leaving the Mets,” Syndergaard said. … Backup catcher Tomás Nido (sprained near thumb) could travel disconnected the injured database Friday oregon Saturday. Starting catcher James McCann (lower backmost spasms) is taking batting signifier but isn’t rather arsenic close.


Giants: Head to Atlanta for a three-game bid betwixt National League part leaders. RHP Kevin Gausman (12-5, 2.47 ERA) is expected to travel disconnected the COVID-19 injured database to commencement Friday nighttime against LHP Max Fried (11-7, 3.49).

Freddie Freeman and the Braves should beryllium well-rested, too, coming disconnected a uncommon acceptable of consecutive days disconnected built into their schedule.

San Francisco plays its adjacent 10 games against the Braves, the NL Central-leading Brewers and the rival Dodgers.

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Mets: LHP Rich Hill (6-5, 4.13 ERA) pitches Friday nighttime against Washington RHP Paolo Espino (3-4, 4.28) successful the opener of a three-game series. Hill is 0-1 with a 5.06 ERA successful six games — 5 starts — for the Mets since helium was acquired from Tampa Bay.

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