The New York Mets defeated the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night. The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 2-1. Bartolo Colon started for the Mets and left with an injury after one out in the first inning. The bullpen did a good job for the Mets and Yoenis Cespedes and James Loney each had two hits.
Colon pitched to one batter getting him out, Hansel Robles won his first game of the season pitching 3 2/2 innings giving up five hits and a run with a walk and six strikeouts and Erik Goeddel pitched two innings giving up a hit and he struck out one. Jerry Blevins pitched an inning striking out one, Addison Reed pitched an inning striking out one and Jeurys Familia pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck ou ttwo and saved his 23rd game of the season.
Ian Kennedy pitched four innings giving up four hits and two runs with a walk and two strikeouts and lost his sixth game of the season. Dillon Gee pitched two innings giving up a hit and a walk, Luke Hochevar pitched an inning striking out one and Kelvin Herrera pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out three.
Curtis Granderson had a hit and drew a walk, Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit and an RBI and Cespedes had two hits and an RBI. Loney had two hits, Michael Conforto drew a walk and Granderson hit a double. Cabrera and Cespedes each hit a homerun and the Mets were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Goeddel committed an error.
Alcides Escobar had two hits, Lorenzo Cain had a hit and Paulo Orlando had two hits. Cheslor Cuthbert had a hit and drew a walk, Brett Eibner had a hit and an RBI and Escobar hit a double. The Royals were 1-10 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Escobar was caught stealing.
In the first Cabrera hit a solo homerun and in the fourth Cespedes hit a solo homerun to give the Mets a 2-0 lead. In the fifth Eibner hit an RBI single to cut it to 2-1 but that would be the final score.
The Mets and Royals will complete their brief two game series on Wednesday afternoon.