NEW YORK — Jacob deGrom matched a career high with 13 strikeouts, Michael Conforto went 4 for 4 with two RBI and the New York Mets beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 on Friday night.

Wilmer Flores drove in one run and scored another to help the Mets win a series opener between struggling teams. Both bolted to fast starts this season only to sputter lately.

After an abbreviated outing last weekend in his return from the disabled list, deGrom (4-0) threw seven dominant innings this time and has won his first four decisions in a season for the first time.

His career-best scoreless streak of 241/3 innings was snapped when Jake Lamb, just back from a shoulder injury, hit an RBI double in the sixth.

Slumping slugger Paul Goldschmidt fanned all four times up against deGrom, who gave up six hits and walked none.

The right-hander missed a turn with a hyperextended right elbow before returning Sunday in Philadelphia, only to be removed as a precaution after one inning because it took him 45 pitches to get through the first. Philadelphia fouled off 20 pitches and deGrom issued three walks but did not permit a run.

Robert Gsellman worked a perfect eighth and Jeurys Familia struck out the side in the ninth for his 12th save.

PADRES 3, PIRATES 2: Eric Hosmer hit two doubles and scored the go-ahead run and Tyson Ross won for the first time in more than a month as San Diego cooled off host Pittsburgh.

Hosmer doubled with two outs in the sixth inning off Ivan Nova and Franchy Cordero followed by a lining a single into left field. That broke a 2-2 tie and sent Pittsburgh to its second loss in 10 games.

Ross (3-3) ended a five-start winless streak by giving up two runs and five hits in six innings, striking out two and walking four. It was his first victory since April 13 against San Francisco.

MARLINS 2, BRAVES 0: Dan Straily pitched seven scoreless innings, J.T. Realmuto had an RBI triple and Miami won at Atlanta.

Straily (2-0) allowed three hits, walked three and struck out six to shut down the NL’s top-scoring offense.

He also beat Atlanta in his previous start a week prior.

Miami got both its runs in the sixth. Martin Prado singled and scored on Realmuto’s triple, and Starlin Castro chased Matt Wisler (1-1) with a double.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

ATHLETICS 3, BLUE JAYS 1: Dustin Fowler hit his first career home run and also had a tie-breaking RBI double in the seventh inning, Josh Phegley hit an RBI double in his season debut, and Oakland won at Toronto.

Danny Coulombe (1-1) pitched 11/3 innings for the victory as Oakland won for the fourth time in five games. The Athletics have won back-to-back games in Toronto after losing their previous six there.

Right-hander Marco Estrada (2-4) allowed three runs in 62/3 innings to lose his third straight decision.

ASTROS 4, INDIANS 1: Charlie Morton pitched seven solid innings, Tony Kemp had a tie-breaking RBI double in the seventh and host Houston won its third straight.

Morton (6-0) allowed one run and four hits with eight strikeouts in extending his career-high winning streak to nine straight dating back to last September.

ROYALS 5, YANKEES 2: Whit Merrifield had three hits, stole three bases and scored twice off CC Sabathia in the first four innings, Jakob Junis held down the Yankees’ potent offense and Kansas City won at home.

Salvador Perez homed and added three RBI for the Royals, who had lost five straight and 7 of 8, getting swept by Tampa Bay earlier this week for the first time in nearly a decade.

INTERLEAGUE

BREWERS 8, TWINS 3: Jesus Aguilar homered twice and Ji-Man Choi hit a solo home run in his return to the majors as Milwaukee won at Minneapolis.

First baseman Joe Mauer was pulled from the game in the fifth inning with neck tightness and is considered day to day.


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