Dodgers top Mets 7-2
The L.A. Dodgers headed to Citi Field in New York Tuesday to open up a three game series with the Mets. The Mets had to use six pitchers in this game after losing their starting pitcher early.
Jonathan Niese, who started the game for the Mets, had to leave the game in the second inning after being hit in the lower leg by a comeback hit by Mark Ellis, notes The New York Daily News. Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw gave up his two earned runs in the third inning against Daniel Murphy and David Wright, who each singled in a run.
With the Dodgers down a single run, second baseman Mark Ellis hit a solo home run against reliever Robert Carson in the fifth inning.
Carl Crawford was at the plate with two on in the seventh and grounded out… A hit-and-run by Juan Uribe from first base prevented the Mets from turning an inning-ending double play. The next at-bat, Mark Ellis hit his second home run when he lined one out into the corner in left field that cleared the fence, putting the Dodgers ahead 5-2, reports The LA Times.
Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis doubled in two more runs in the eighth inning to bring the lead to 7-2, which ended up being the final.