Mets pitcher shines with arm and bat

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				Mickey Callaway and Edwin Daiz		 Paul J. Bereswill Anthony J. Causi

Enlarge Image Mickey Callaway and Edwin Daiz Paul J. Bereswill Anthony J. Causi

New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) pitches against the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning at Citi Field.

Noah Syndergaard did it all for the New York Mets on Thursday against the Cincinnati Reds.

Syndergaard (2-3) struck out 10 and allowed four hits in his third career complete game, shaking off a sloppy start to the season with a do-it-all effort.

The previous pitcher to homer in a 1-0 complete-game win was Bob Welch of the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Reds on June 17, 1983, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

MLB.com reports it was Syndergaard's "sixth career homer, matching Tom Seaver in the franchise record books and moving within one of leader Dwight Gooden".

Stephen Strasburg reached a milestone while allowing just one run in 6 2/3 innings as Washington beat visiting St. Louis, preventing a four-game sweep.

Sean Doolittle struck out pinch-hitter Paul Goldschmidt with the bases loaded to end the eighth, then finished for his fourth save.

Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom, the reigning National League Cy Young Award victor, snapped a three-start slump by allowing just three hits and two walks while striking out six over seven scoreless innings.

On a misty night with a game-time temperature of 50 degrees, the Mets fell back to.500 at 15-15.

Syndergaard's blast into the left-field seats leading off the third gave the Mets their only run.

It was the second straight 1-0 game in the series. Brasier (1-1) notched a strikeout before blowing a save opportunity for the second time in eight tries this season.

Nolan Arenado went three-for-five with two home runs and four RBIs in the Colorado Rockies' 11-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.

Los Angeles completed its first series sweep of Toronto in almost six years with a win in Anaheim, Calif.

Brian Goodwin had three hits in the final home game for two weeks for the Angels.

Aaron Nola pitched 52/3 innings of one-run ball, helping the Phillies split their two-game interleague series. Berrios (5-1) allowed two runs on seven hits over seven innings.

NY entered with three homers from its pitching staff - including one each from Jacob deGrom and Wheeler - which was tied with Arizona for the major league lead.

Alex Bregman homered, and Aledmys Diaz had two hits for Houston.

Jon Gray (3-3) allowed seven runs and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings with nine strikeouts.

With 52 home runs in 29 games, the Twins have powered their way to or near the top of the league in several hitting categories with one of the most balanced lineups in the majors.

Peralta (2-2) took the loss.

And Miami Marlins pitcher Caleb Smith has been flat-out awesome this year and was once again in a 4-2 win over the Cleveland Indians.

Colorado has won 12 of 17 following a 3-12 start.

The game breezed by in 2 hours, 10 minutes, the fastest Mets game this season by over 30 minutes.

Andrew Benintendi homered, J.D. Martinez had three hits and Rafael Devers drove in two runs as the Red Sox had their three-game winning streak snapped.

ORIOLES 5, WHITE SOX 4: In Chicago, Jonathan Villar hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly, and Baltimore stopped a four-game slide by rallying past Chicago in the opener of a doubleheader.

Strahm (1-2) took a shutout into the sixth before surrendering a two-run single to Nick Markakis. He struck out six and did not walk a batter.

Arenado had three hits, including his ninth home run this season.