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Carlos Carrasco, Eduardo Escobar lead Mets to win over Rangers

Carlos Carrasco’s most interesting begin in six weeks and Eduardo Escobar’s first true energy surge of the season lifted the Mets to a different collection win on Sunday. 

Carrasco hurled 5 ²/₃ innings of one-run ball and Escobar homered for the third consecutive recreation because the Mets took two of the three in opposition to the Rangers this weekend with a 4-1 victory at Citi Area. 

Carrasco had posted a 6.20 ERA over his earlier 9 begins since Could 15, however the veteran righty allowed one run — a solo homer by Texas catcher Jonah Heim within the third — on six hits with one stroll and eight strikeouts earlier than Joely Rodriguez changed him with two outs and two runners on base within the sixth. 

The 35-year-old Carrasco (9-4, 4.54) had surrendered 9 runs mixed over the primary three innings over his earlier two outings, however he retired the facet so as in Sunday’s first inning and erased a one-out single by Nathaniel Lowe within the second by choosing him off at first base. 

Mets pitcher Carlos Carrasco gave up one run in 5 2/3 innings in a win over the Rangers on Sunday.
Corey Sipkin

Starling Marte staked Carrasco to a fast lead with a solo homer to left-center within the first in opposition to Texas starter Jon Grey, his ninth of the season and second in as many days after an 18-game drought. 

Heim jumped Carrasco for a first-pitch blast for a 1-1 recreation within the third, his twelfth of the yr, which is essentially the most amongst American League catchers this season. 

After Pete Alonso reached second base on a strikeout — on a wild pitch and a throwing error by Heim — Jeff McNeil pushed the Mets again forward with an RBI double to proper. 

Escobar then went deep for the third time on this collection, crushing Grey’s 0-2 four-seam fastball into the Mets’ bullpen in proper for a 4-1 recreation. 

Mets third baseman Eduardo Escobar reacts after hitting a two-run home run in the fourth inning against the Rangers on Sunday.
Mets third baseman Eduardo Escobar reacts after hitting a two-run dwelling run within the fourth inning in opposition to the Rangers on Sunday.
Robert Sabo

Rodriguez, Adam Ottavino and Edwin Diaz (18th save) mixed to file the ultimate 10 outs for the first-place Mets, who will open a three-game collection Monday evening in Cincinnati. 

The Rangers bought the tying run to the plate in opposition to Diaz within the ninth, however he fanned Mitch Garver with two runners aboard and retired Steven Duggar on a fly ball to left for the ultimate out.

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