David Peterson won for the first time in two months and threw a one-hit ball with more than six innings. Mets won 5-2 on Monday night, beating the Chicago Cubs at home for the first time in just four years.
Dominic Smith is home to Mets, who stopped Chicago’s five-game streak in the opening round of a four-game series between NL leaders. Mets scored all runs with two outs against the Cubs, which began on May 31, 2018, and snapped seven skids in Citi Field.
Peterson (2-5) was 0-4 at 6.32 ERA in the last nine starts. This included 0-2 in 9.88 ERA in the previous four appearances. However, he allowed Eric Sogard three singles, picked him twice to finish the inning, and allowed a lead-off walk to Sergio Alcantara in the sixth. In the second year, Lefty beat three people with a decent performance on 73 pitches.
Jake Arrieta matched Peterson with Zero until the fourth time when Smith hit a single to break the 0-20 slump on Mets’ first hit. When Billy McKinney drew a two-out walk and scored with James McCann’s single, he moved on to second place.
Kevin Pillar sent a two-run double to the center left after McKinney, who was leading third base, was clipped one pitch with a foul ball.
Smith went deep into the fifth inning, Pillar and Luis Guillorme walked in the sixth in a row, and pinch hitter Brandon Drury released an RBI single.
Anthony Rizzo and Patrick Wisdom hit a series of home runs from relief Trevor May for the seventh time before retiring all four batters faced by Aaron Loup. Edwin Diaz defeated the side in perfect 9th place and won his 13th save.
Arrieta (5-7) allowed 4 hits, 4 runs and 4 walks in 5 innings. He hit three.
Peterson dominates as Mets gets a rare home that beats the Cubs
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