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Mets Morning News: Mets score a record 12 runs in third inning, win seventh straight

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The Mets scored a record-setting 12 runs in the third inning of last night's game against the Giants, propelling them to a 13-1 victory. The Mets extended their winning streak to seven games, and Steven Matz picked up his third straight win.

The night was also a good one for Yoenis Cespedes who picked up his own Mets record with six RBIs in one inning.

The series continues this afternoon as Jacob deGrom faces a struggling Matt Cain. If you're going to the game, you may want to get there early, as the first 15,000 fans get Syndergaard-en gnomes.

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David Wright will sit out today's game as part of his regular rest routine to manage his spinal stenosis.

The Mets announced that they'll be holding their tenth annual "Weather Education Day" on May 4. The day is co-hosted by PIX11 and will teach over 8,000 students from the New York City area about meteorology.

The Mets have been extremely happy with Neil Walker and Asdrubal Cabrera, who have brought improved offensive production to the infield, but have also only committed two errors so far this year.

Count Mike Piazza among the admirers of Michael Conforto. The Hall of Famer was quick to praise the Mets' outfielder at a gala this week.

Around the NL East

Ryan Howard hit a walk-off home run to lead the Phillies to victory over the Indians.

The Nationals took down the Cardinals behind another strong start from Stephen Strasburg.

The Marlins lost Dee Gordon for 80 games to a PED suspension. They also lost a no-hitter in the 9th inning against the Brewers, but managed to pull out the win.

The Braves could get a much-needed boost from the potential return of Ender Inciarte next week.

Around Major League Baseball

Justin Verlander is advocating for stricter testing and tougher penalties in the wake of Dee Gordon's steroid suspension.

The Twins will actually begin using local workers at their home games this week. They'd previously been bringing in workers from out of state because the company that operates concessions at Target field claimed they couldn't find qualified local workers. They recently held a job fair, and lo-and-behold, found 160 of them.

The Rockies' Trevor Story tied a rookie record by hitting his tenth home run in the month of April.

Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue

Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets-Giants series.

Joe Sokolowski brought you "This Week in Mets Quotes."

Jason Mast covered the debut of Michael Fulmer for the Tigers. Fulmer was part of the package traded for Yoenis Cespedes.

Evan J. Davis warned Mets fans that though Yoenis Cespedes is off to a hot start, he's still the same hitter he was before.

Daniel Convery brought you the Mets Daily Prospect Report.

This Date in Mets History

On this day in 2002, Al Leiter became the first pitcher to defeat all 30 MLB teams.