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Final Score: Mets 4, Royals 3—Cabrera and Reynolds go yard, bullpen dominates

Syndergaard wasn’t at his best, but the bats and bullpen prevailed.

Kansas City Royals v New York Mets Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

The Mets beat the Royals 4-3 this afternoon in Queens. The Mets swept the two-game series against their World Series opponents after splitting the first series of the year.

Noah Syndergaard was not his dominant self, but had enough to get the Mets through six innings, striking out four. Jerry Blevins, Addison Reed, and Jeurys Familia pitched scoreless innings to nail down the win.

Yoenis Cespedes left the game in the top of the sixth, wincing after a swing and a miss in the bottom of the fifth with ‘left wrist discomfort.’ No timetable for his return has been announced yet.

Offensively, Asdrubal Cabrera was the star today, scoring on a James Loney single in the fourth and belting a two-run home run in the fifth. Matt Reynolds, making his first professional start in the outfield, hit an opposite field home run—the first of his major league career—in the sixth to give the Mets the lead that stuck.

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