Logan Verrett picks up first save with Mets
Verrett made quick work of the scuffling L.A. lineup, allowing just one hit while striking out three hitters. He has allowed just four hits in six appearances with the Mets since making his team debut on June 18.
Mariners RF Seth Smith comes up big in win over A's
Smith went 1 for 2 with a walk and two RBI.
Over his last nine games, Smith is hitting .269 with seven hits, a home run and five RBI.
Mets 2B Wilmer Flores has another huge game
Flores, hitting fourth in the lineup, was 4-for-5 with two doubles and three RBIs and a run scored. For the three-game series, Flores was 10-for-13 with five RBIs, helping to raise his average from .233 to .258.
In the prior seven games before the Mets played the Dodgers, Flores was 4-for-27.
Athletics SP Chris Bassitt allows two runs in loss to Mariners
Bassitt tossed 5 2/3 innings, gave up two runs on five hits and struck out three batters. He was dominant through five innings, but got in trouble in the sixth when he allowed two runs to score off a Seth Smith single.
Bassitt is now 0-2 on the season with a 2.95 ERA in 21 1/3 innings.
Dodgers SP Mike Bolsinger saddled with loss
Bolsinger lasted just five innings, allowing nine hits and four runs. He walked two and struck out four, but after 101 ineffective pitches, was done for the day.
After starting 3-0, Bolsinger has lost three of his last four decisions, and has given up 11 earned runs in his last four starts.
Mariners closer Fernando Rodney notches 16th save of season
Rodney closed out the ninth inning, though it took him 26 pitches to do so. He allowed a walk, one hit but did strike out a batter in the process.
Rodney (2-3) has a 5.18 ERA with 27 strikeouts and 17 walks in 33 innings of relief this season.
Mariners SP Mike Montgomery is dominant in win
Marirners starting pitcher
Montgomery tossed 5 2/3 innings and was dominant throughout most of the performance. His lone mistake came on a solo home run he allowed to A's left fielder Sam Fuld.
Montgomery improves to 4-2 on the season. He has a 1.62 ERA with 31 strikeouts and 13 walks in 50 innings this season.
Mets SP Steven Matz sharp in second start
Matz was nearly unhittable during his time on the hill, striking out eight batters while walking two. He gave up just two hits, both singles, during his 101-pitch outings.
Matz is now 2-0 on the season, and has lowered his ERA on the campaign to 1.32. He continued to be impressive with the bat as well, driving in a run with an RBI groundout.
Eric Hosmer hits walk-off double for Royals
Hosmer went 1 for 3 with a walk. The double was his first extra base hit since June 19. He's hit .200 since then.
Cardinals RP Kevin Siegrist earns fourth save
With normal closer Trevor Rosenthal unavailable, the
Siegrist needed just 14 pitches to retire the Padres in order and pick up his first save since June 16. He is 3-0 with a 1.45 ERA and 14 holds on the season.
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