Anderson halts Mets win streak on Saturday

Anderson halts Mets win streak on Saturday

Wilmer Flores hit a game-winning home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the New York Mets beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 on Sunday to improve the best start in team history to 12-2. It was his third career walk-off home run.

NEW YORK (AP) - Todd Frazier and the New York Mets are grinding out win after win after win, and he already has devised the team gesture. Just like last season, Thames has come out hot out of the gate with five home runs. Hansel Robles pitched a clean eighth and Jeurys Familia (1-0) walked one and struck out two in the ninth. The Yankees became the first team in Major League Baseball history to have five different players notch a multi-homer game during the first 14 games of a season.

The gregarious New Jerseyite - he limited his postgame remarks to two minutes in order to head to Toms River for his son's Little League game Saturday - popularized a thumbs-down salute with the Yankees previous year after he homered during a Tampa Bay-Yankees game moved to Citi Field and a Mets fan was caught making the motion to him.

Milwaukee snapped New York's nine-game winning streak Saturday by never trailing in a 5-1 victory. He has gone 5-for-37 (.139) with 17 strikeouts over his last eight games.

The Mets' last walk-off homer was also hit by Flores against the A's last July 22.

Mets: RHP Jacob deGrom (2-0, 3.06 ERA) starts Monday's series opener against Washington, which might put RHP Jeremy Hellickson on the roster for his season debut.

Brewers hitters have slashed.243/.304/.386 on their way to 3.5 runs scored per game in 2018, including 2.8 runs per game over the team's last 10 games and 3.2 per game over the team's last five outings (2-3 SU). Scoring would be halted until the 9 when Flores, famously known for tearing up on the field when he thought he had been dealt to Milwaukee in 2015, ended the game, with a solo homer to left center. That's why there are easily Three Up, and Three Down for this first stretch of the season.

CARDINALS 3, REDS 2: Carlos Martinez struck out a season-high 11 batters in seven shutout innings and Harrison Bader's two-run homer helped St. Louis win at Cincinnati.

In the visiting dugout, Milwaukee's pitchers have allowed 4.6 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 5.01 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 7.20 K/9. Sanchez (1-0) allowed three hits in his second outing for Atlanta and snapped a personal six-game losing streak to record his first win since beating the Yankees on August 1, 2017. Kinsler had three hits and scored a pair of runs.

Reliever Justin Grimm (0-2) took the loss, surrendering two runs on three hits, a sacrifice fly and sacrifice bunt. The Mets added two runs in the fifth, knocking out Davies after 4 1/3 innings.

Outfielder JB Shuck returned to the majors with four hits and scored twice to lead host Miami past first-place Pittsburgh. His solo homer leading off the sixth tied the game, 2-2, after NY had given up the lead in the top of the frame.

The Brewers are fourth in the NL Central at 8-8, three-and-a-half games behind the Pirates.

The Brewers (8-7) would be thrilled if Chacin followed in the footsteps of staff ace Chase Anderson, who became the first Milwaukee starter to pitch into the seventh Saturday.

PADRES 10, GIANTS 1: Joey Lucchesi struck out nine in six innings, fellow rookie Christian Villanueva homered, doubled and drove in three runs, and San Diego Padres beat visiting San Francisco for the third straight game.