SAN DIEGO ( Associated Press) – Eduardo Escobar hit a two-run triple with two runs in the ninth inning to complete his first circle, giving him six RBIs to help Carlos Carrasco and the New York Mets win 11-5 on Monday night. San Diego Padres.
Escobar tripled Tim Hill on the head of right fielder Nomar Mazara in the ninth of four. The switch-hitter pulled into third base and pumped his fist as teammates cheered in the nearby dugout.
The third baseman hit a two-run moonshot homer that sailed well over the wall of Craig Stamen’s right field on the party deck, with no outs in the eighth. This was his fifth.
Escobar scored a two-run single in the first match and a double in the fourth.
It was the 11th cycle in Mets history and the first since Scott Hairston on April 27, 2012.
It was also the first cycle of Petco Park, which opened in 2004.
The Mets, who are an NL-best 38–19, won their third straight game and ninth in 11 games. The Padres, who have the NL’s third-best record at 33–22, had their three-game winning streak broken.
Carrasco (7-1) made a fourth straight start to dismiss the Padres at a season-high 10 with two runs and five hits in seven innings and no one could go on. He narrowed the loss to two innings. Jorge Alfaro hit a leadoff double down the right field line and went past third and scored on Jurikson Proffer’s lone RBI single. In the seventh, Kim Hae-song took a single with two outs and scored on Mazara’s double.
The Mets tagged Blake Snell (0-3) for three in the plodding first innings, which took 27 minutes while the left-hander threw 43 pitches. He allowed a one-out single from Starling Marte, dismissed Francisco Lindor and then released three straight walks to force him into a run. Escobar followed with a two-run single.
The Padres had Nabil Chrismat warming up in the bullpen before Snell’s Jeff McNeill retired.
Escobar doubled the lead in fourth place and scored on two out singles from Brandon Nimmo. JD Davis hit a sacrificial fly in sixth.
Luke Voight hit a three-run homer off Drew Smith for San Diego in the eighth, with two outs in his fifth. The ball bounced over the wall in left-center and filed back, and Wyatt stopped in second. After review by the umpire, it was called a homer.
Former Michigan and San Diego State basketball coach Steve Fischer throws the ceremonial first pitch on behalf of the ALS Association. His son, Mark, was diagnosed with ALS several years ago and continues to work as an assistant hoops coach at SDSU. … Tennis greats “Rocket” Rod Laver and Fred Lynn, 1975 AL MVP and Rookie of the Year, chatted with Padres manager Bob Melvin before the game and then shared a laugh with Fischer. Laver, Lynn and Fisher all live in northern San Diego County.
Padres: SS Fernando Tatis Jr. is due for another bone scan on his surgically repaired left wrist later this week, Melvin said. The Padres want to see substantial improvement in the wrist before allowing Tatis to swing the bat. He is running, taking grounders and throwing. He reportedly broke his wrist in the off-season in a motorcycle accident in his native Dominican Republic.
Mets RHP Taijuan Walker (3-1, 2.88 ERA) and Padres RHP Yu Darvish (4-3, 4.03) are scheduled to play in the middle of the series starting Tuesday night. Walker has a 1.97 ERA in six career starts against San Diego.
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