Long balls, deGrom power Mets past Cardinals

Cards Hit Four Home Runs Still Lose to MetsĀ 6-5

Martinez, who hit third and scored a run for the Cardinals on Thursday, is hitting.280 with five home runs and 17 RBIs this season.

Reyes and Bruce each reached base three times and Reyes scored twice. Trailing 2-0, Randal Grichuk and Paul DeJong hit back to back homers in the 3rd inning to tie the game.

Despite hitting four home runs off Mets ace Pitcher Jacob deGrom, the Cardinals still lost 6-5 on Friday night at Busch Stadium. While his offense managed just two homers, the Mets managed to do just enough to outlast the Cardinals. He struck out four and walked three.

Jay Bruce went 3-for-5, ending up a triple shy of the cycle, hitting the go-ahead homer in the fifth. Addison Reed earned his 15th save.

Protecting a 4-2 lead in the fourth, deGrom again relinquished the lead. He allowed a combined five earned runs in his previous four turns and continues to get spotty offensive support - two runs or fewer in six of his last nine starts.

The Mets (39-45) will send Zach Wheeler (3-5, 5.01) to the mound for his first career start against the Cardinals.

NATIONALS 5, BRAVES 4 (10) Daniel Murphy's one-out RBI single in the 10th inning capped the Washington Nationals' comeback victory over the Atlanta Braves. As it stands today, he has appeared in 1,131 regular-season outings en route to receiving a total of 3,975 at-bats as a major league outfielder.

After dominating the Marlins for four innings and taking an 11-0 lead to the fifth, Wainwright nearly didn't qualify for the win as he gave up six runs before finally getting the third out of the inning.

Dexter Fowler returned from the 10-day disabled list, having rested and recovered from his chronic foot injury. Jed Gyorko had 79 hits, 34 runs, 12 homers and 42 RBI coming into this set, while Yadier Molina had 73 hits, 30 runs and 38 RBI.

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