Kevin Pillar and Billy McKinney each homered twice, and the New York Mets beat Matt Harvey decisively for the second time this season, routing the Baltimore Orioles 14-1
BALTIMORE — Kevin Pillar and Billy McKinney each homered twice, and the New York Mets beat Matt Harvey decisively for the second time this season, routing the Baltimore Orioles 14-1 on Wednesday night.
Harvey, who helped New York win the National League pennant in 2015, has faced the Mets twice this year, on May 12 and on Wednesday. New York won the May matchup at Citi Field 7-1.
Harvey (3-7) allowed seven runs and eight hits in both games. He lasted 4 1/3 innings the first time and three innings Wednesday.
Pete Alonso and Mason Williams also homered for New York. Taijuan Walker (5-2) allowed a run and five hits in seven innings, with a walk and nine strikeouts. He lowered his ERA to 2.07.
Pillar had three hits, including his first two home runs since he was hit in the face by a fastball May 17 and missed about two weeks. Alonso also had a three-hit night, bookending it with a first-inning home run and an RBI double in the ninth. McKinney had three hits as well.
For the second straight night, Alonso started the scoring with a two-run homer in the first. Baltimore answered with an RBI single in the bottom of the inning by Ryan Mountcastle, but the Mets broke the game open by scoring five times with two outs in the third. James McCann and McKinney hit consecutive RBI singles, and Pillar followed with a three-run shot to left that made it 7-1.
McKinney added a solo homer in the fifth, and Pillar and Williams hit back-to-back solo shots in the eighth. McKinney closed out the scoring with a three-run homer in the ninth.
Harvey has lost six straight decisions.
Mets: Manager Luis Rojas said RHP Carlos Carrasco (right hamstring strain) is playing catch but not throwing side sessions. Rojas said there’s been no reinjury, but the team doesn’t want to rush him. … Rojas was noncommittal about whether INF Luis Guillorme (right oblique strain) would be back for Friday’s game against San Diego, but his return seems imminent.
Orioles: RHP Mac Sceroler, activated from the injured list Tuesday after dealing with right shoulder tendinitis, pitched the last two innings and allowed six runs.
The Mets and Orioles are both off Thursday. New York sends ace Jacob deGrom (5-2) to the mound Friday night for the start of a home series against the Padres. Baltimore is at Tampa Bay, with Keegan Akin (0-0) getting the start.
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