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Mets and Yankees Split Doubleheaders on a Busy Sunday


PHILADELPHIA — Pete Alonso homered twice, had three hits and drove in five runs to steer the Mets to a 6-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies within the second game for a doubleheader split Sunday.

Chris Bassitt (4-2) allowed one run in 5 ⅔ innings to assist the N.L. East-leading Mets. Jean Segura homered for the Phillies.

Phillies 3, Mets 2 (Game 1) | Box Rating | Play-by-Play

Mets 6, Phillies 1 (Game 2) | Box Rating | Play-by-Play

Within the opener, Bryce Harper homered again off Max Scherzer and the Phillies became the primary team to beat the brand new Mets ace, snapping a four-game skid by winning, 3-2.

Alonso almost single-handedly lifted the Mets within the nightcap, driving a changeup from Cristopher Sánchez (0-1) deep to left for a two-run homer in the primary. He hit it even farther to left within the fifth off Nick Nelson, a three-run shot that put the Mets up by 5-1.

“It felt good,” Alonso said of his second homer. “Just desired to do what I could to place an excellent swing on a pitch within the zone.”

Alonso was 0 for 3 with a pair of strikeouts in the primary game before helping the Mets avoid just their second losing streak of the season.

A season that was doubtful is suddenly in full gear.

“We’ve played such great team baseball,” he said. “Everyone has answered the bell.”

Harper, using a pink bat for Mother’s Day, drove a 94 mile-per-hour fastball from Scherzer (4-1) over the wall in right for a solo homer with two outs in the primary. He screamed, “I like you, Mom!” right into a TV camera before returning to the dugout.

“I assumed we played well the primary game and the second game got away from us,” Harper said.

Harper added an R.B.I. single within the third. The reigning winner of the National League’s Most Beneficial Player Award also homered off Scherzer, his former Washington teammate, on May 1.

“I believe we would have liked that,” Phillies starter Kyle Gibson said. “For the offense to come back out and do what they did against Max was big.”

The only-admission doubleheader was a part of a makeup after games between the teams were rained out Friday and Saturday.

Scherzer suffered his first loss since last May 30, ending a string of 24 straight starts with out a defeat. The streak spanned his starts with the Nationals, Dodgers and Mets.

The Mets officially released second baseman Robinson Canó before the sport. The move comes every week after the slumping Cano was designated for task despite nearly $45 million remaining on his contract. The Mets announced the news of their pregame notes and after Manager Buck Showalter met with reporters.

The 39-year-old Canó sat out last season while serving his second suspension for performance-enhancing drugs. He batted .195 (8 for 41) with one home run, three R.B.I. and a paltry .501 on-base plus slugging percentage in 43 plate appearances for the Mets. Canó has a .302 profession batting average with 335 home runs, 1,305 R.B.I. and an .842 O.P.S. in 17 seasons. He has 2,632 hits, including 571 doubles.

Brad Miller snapped Michael King’s impressive scoreless streak with a pinch-hit, two-run homer within the seventh inning that lifted the Texas Rangers over the Yankees, 4-2, Sunday to salvage a doubleheader split.

The Yankees took the opener 2-1 on Gleyber Torres’s game-ending homer leading off the ninth. That they had three hits within the nightcap after collecting just five within the early game.

Yankees 2, Rangers 1 (Game 1) | Box Rating | Play-by-Play

Rangers 4, Yankees 2 (Game 2) | Box Rating | Play-by-Play

King (2-1) had pitched 14 ⅓ consecutive innings without allowing a run before Miller smacked a 1-0 fastball out to center for a two-run lead. The Yankees right-hander hadn’t given up a run since an R.B.I. double by Toronto’s George Springer on April 11.

“It’s a chilly night and also you’re facing a man who really hasn’t given up anything all yr,” Texas manager Chris Woodward said. “To square one up and the wind is blowing straight in. To hit it out that far, it was a reasonably good poke.”

It was Miller’s fourth profession pinch-homer, and 6 of his 14 R.B.I. have given Texas a lead this yr.

“Credit to Miller,” Yankees Manager Aaron Boone said. “I believe he was attempting to four-seamer up and in there and doubtless didn’t get it to where he desired to, but I don’t think missed too bad with it, and Miller sort of sold out and got to it and caught him.”

King relieved Jordan Montgomery after Jonah Heim opened the inning with a double to left. King walked Kole Calhoun, walked Nathaniel Lowe and retired Andy Ibáñez on a force out that moved Heim to 3rd. Heim scored on a wild pitch to the backstop one pitch before Miller’s homer.

The rare ineffective outing raised King’s E.R.A. from 0.51 to 1.42.

“Obviously I would like to be great every outing there and to have a nasty one all the time hurts,” King said. “However it’s a learning experience. You bought to maintain going and bounce back.”

Eli White also homered as Texas won for the fifth time in six games.

Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run homer within the second game. The Yankees lost for less than the second time in 14 games.

In the primary game of the day, Torres’s seventh profession game-ending hit gave the Yankees their third walk-off win this yr. He connected off John King (1-1) into the short porch in right field.

“The larger the situation, it does seem to be he ratchets the concentration level a bit,” Boone said. “Cold day trip there, it was good to see him to stay one.”

Rangers starter Dane Dunning lost his no-hit bid on an infield single by Judge to open the sixth.

Gerrit Cole allowed a run and five hits in 6 ⅓ innings for the Yankees. He struck out 10, walked one and threw a season-high 114 pitches, reaching 100.6 miles per hour. Jonathan Loáisiga followed Cole with one and two-thirds innings. Clay Holmes (3-0) worked around Mitch Garver’s double within the ninth.

Box scores and summaries for the remainder of Sunday’s motion.

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