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Tylor Megill and Mets Cruise Through Win Over D’Backs


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PHOENIX — Tylor Megill’s fastball was blazing, J.D. Davis smashed his first homer of the yr and the opportunistic Mets won one other ballgame by beating the sloppy Arizona Diamondbacks, 6-2, on Sunday.

The great times keep rolling for these Mets, who took two of three against Arizona for his or her fifth straight series win to begin the season, matching a franchise record set in 2018.

Mets 6, Diamondbacks 2 | Box Rating | Play-by-Play

The N.L. East leaders leave the desert with a 12-5 record.

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“We’re going to savor it,” Davis said. “But we understand how this game goes — it could actually humble you actually quick. We’re completely satisfied, but it surely’s April. We’ve got to remain on the gas pedal.”

It was one other good showing for the Mets’ starting pitching, which got here into the sport with an 8-2 record and a 2.44 E.R.A. Megill (3-0) gave up two runs and 4 hits over 6 ⅔ innings, walking one. He struck out seven, at times overpowering the Diamondbacks with a fastball that sat within the 96-97 mile-per-hour range all afternoon.

“I felt like all the pieces was working,” Megill said. “Throwing plenty of strikes today.”

The Diamondbacks didn’t do much on the plate, with one notable exception. Arizona tied it at 1 within the fourth on Christian Walker’s 467-foot drive to left-center that landed on the concourse behind the seats.

It was the second-longest homer of his profession, behind a 479-footer Walker hit off Clayton Kershaw in 2018.

TOKYO — Japanese pitcher Roki Sasaki of the Chiba Lotte Marines is mortal, in any case.

After throwing an ideal game on April 10 — the primary in Japanese baseball in 28 years — and eight perfect innings on April 17 before being pulled after 102 pitches, Sasaki gave up successful on his first pitch Sunday against the Orix Buffaloes.

The sport was played on the Kyocera Dome in Osaka.

Shuhei Fukuda hit Sasaki’s first pitch, which ended a streak of 52 batters retired. Sasaki retired 27 in the proper game, one other 24 within the eight-inning outing, and likewise the last batter he faced in the sport before his perfect game.

In the proper game, and the eight innings of perfection, Sasaki had 33 strikeouts in facing 51 batters.

Sasaki worked five innings on Sunday in Chiba Lotte’s 6-3 win and was credited with the victory. He allowed two earned runs, walked three, hit two batters and gave up six hits. He had only 4 strikeouts.

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