The New York Mets were defeated by the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night. The game took place at Kaufmann Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri and the final score was 5-4 Royals in 14 innings. Matt Harvey started and he pitched ok but he did blow a 3-1 lead. David Wright, Daniel Murphy, Lucas Duda and Juan Lagares each had two hits.
Harvey pitched six innings giving up five hits and three runs with two walks and two strikeouts. Addison Reed pitched a perfect inning, Tyler Clippard pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a walk with two strikeouts, Jeurys Familia blew a save but pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and a run and Jon Niese pitched two innings giving up a hit and he struck out three. Bartolo Colon took the loss pitching 2 1/3 innings giving up three hits and an unearned run with three walks.
Edinson Volquez pitched six innings giving up six hits and three runs with a walk and three strikeouts. Danny Duffy pitched 2/3 of an inning striking out one, Kelvin Herrera pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up three hits and an unearned run with two strikeouts and Luke Hochevar pitched an inning giving up a hit. Wade Davis pitched a perfect inning striking out the side, Ryan Madson pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk with two strikeouts and Chris Young earned the win pitching three scoreless and hitless innings giving up a walk and striking out four batters.
Curtis Granderson had a hit and an RBI and drew two walks, Wright had two hits and Murphy had two hits. Yoenis Cespedes had a hit, Duda had two hits and Travis d'Arnaud had a hit and an RBI. Michael Conforto had an RBI, Lagares had two hits and Wilmer Flores drew a walk. Granderson hit a homerun and the Mets were 1-10 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base. Lagares had a stolen base and Wright was caught stealing and Wright committed an error.
Alcides Escobar had a hit and an RBI, Ben Zobrist had three hits and drew a walk and Lorenzo Cain had a hit and drew a walk. Eric Hosmer had two RBI and drew two walks, Kendrys Morales drew a walk and Mike Moustakas had two hits and an RBI. Salvador Perez had two hits, Alex Gordon had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk. Paulo Orlando had a hit, Zobrist hit two doubles and Escobar hit an inside-the-park homerun and Gordon hit a homerun. The Royals were 2-11 with runners in scoring position and left 13 men on base. Cain had a stolen base and Hosmer committed an error.
In the first Escobar hit an inside-the-park homerun to give the Royals a 1-0 lead. In the fourth d'Arnaud hit an RBI single to tie the game at one. In the fifth Granderson hit a solo homerun to give the Mets a 2-1 lead and in the sixth Conforto hit a sac fly to make it 3-1 Mets. In the bottom of the sixth Hosmer hit a sac fly to cut the lead to 3-2. Moustakas hit an RBI single to tie the game at three and in the eighth Flores reached on an error and a run scored giving them the 4-3 lead. In the ninth Gordon hit a solo homerun to tie the game at four. In the 14th inning Hosmer hit a walk-off sac fly to give the Royals the 5-4 victory and 1-0 series lead. The two teams will play game two on Wednesday night in Kansas City before heading to New York for the next three games.