The win was a nice distraction from earlier headlines which included questions surrounding manager Mickey Callaway's job.

MLB wrap: Mets snap five-game losing streak


The Mets five-game losing streak came to an end Monday.

New York scored four runs in the first three innings to take a lead it would never relinquish over Washington and it went on to win 5-3.

It was a nice distraction from earlier headlines, which included questions surrounding manager Mickey Callaway's job and a non-baseball related injury to Yoenis Cespedes.

"Whatever happens, happens. You can’t live in the yesterday. It’s all about what you can do today," Mets star Pete Alonso told reporters after the game. "Baseball, it’s a funny game but sometimes you’ve just got to roll with the punches and when you get knocked down you’ve got to come back and fight and be ready to go tomorrow. There’s a lot of games and we just need to keep winning and get back on track. Tonight was a good start."

Alonso helped start the scoring early with a home run in the first inning. Amed Rosario, Todd Frazier and Carlos Gómez also pitched in with RBIs to help build the Mets lead.

Washington attempted a late rally when Juan Soto delivered an RBI single in the eighth but he was left stranded at the end of the frame. New York added an insurance run in the bottom of the inning.

Drew Gagnon was given the win and Edwin Diaz earned the save. Nationals starter Patrick Corbin was tagged with the loss.

Studs of the Night

Rangers pitcher Mike Minor set a new team record as he reached 29 consecutive scoreless innings. It is the longest streak in franchise history. 

David Price returned from the injured list and did not allow any earned runs in the Red Sox's 12-2 win over the Blue Jays.

Duds of the Night

Leury Garcia, Yoan Moncada and Eloy Jimenez couldn't get anything going against the Astros. All three players went 0 for 4 in the White Sox's 3-0 loss.

Highlights

Anthony Rizzo tried to outrun a Bryce Harper throw and it didn't end well for Rizzo.

First pitch, first home run of the game for Ronald Acuña Jr.

What's Next?

Mariners (23-27) at Rangers (22-23), 8:05 p.m. ET — The Mariners are looking for revenge against the Rangers after a 10-9 loss Monday and to also climb out of the bottom of the American League West. Seattle will start Tommy Milone and Texas will send Lance Lynn (5-3, 4.94 ERA) to the mound.

 



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