The Mets beat the Orioles 5-3 in Baltimore, even though things got a little rocky. Jacob deGrom continued his stretch of dominance, which dates back to the middle of May, with seven-and-two-thirds innings of excellent work. He allowed just one run on a Gerardo Parra solo home run, struck out six, and walked one.
The Mets never trailed in the game, as Curtis Granderson led off the first inning with a home run. Wilmer Flores scored from first on a Daniel Murphy double in the third, and Granderson hit another solo home run in the fifth. And the Mets tacked on a couple of insurance runs in the ninth on a sac fly from Murphy and a wild pitch.
Those insurance runs mattered, as Tyler Clippard allowed a couple of baserunners before Jeurys Familia came in and, after a misplay at first base that loaded the bases, walked in two runs before getting a ground out to end the game.
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