10hAdam Rubin

Rapid Reaction: Mets 2, Dodgers 1

Kevin Plawecki delivered a ninth-inning sacrifice fly to plate Lucas Duda with the tiebreaking run as the Mets eked out a victory to open a road trip.

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Kershaw solid, Dodgers fall to Mets (1:00)
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Syndergaard, Mets edge Kershaw's Dodgers

Kevin Plawecki drove in the go-ahead run with a sac fly in the ninth, rookie Noah Syndergaard dueled reigning NL MVP Clayton Kershaw on even terms and the Mets beat the Dodgers 2-1 Friday night.

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Final: Mets 2, Dodgers 1

After Noah Syndergaard gave up 1 run in 6 innings, Hansel Robles worked two innings of scoreless relief to get the win in Los Angeles. The Mets have scored just 25 runs in their past 15 games, but only needed 2 tonight. Box score

Mets take the lead

After Lucas Duda moved to third on an infield single, Kevin Plawecki drove him home on a sac fly to center, giving New York a 2-1 lead in the 9th in Los Angeles. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Starters done in Los Angeles

  • Noah Syndergaard: 6 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 6 K's
  • Clayton Kershaw: 7 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 7 K's
But neither will get a decision, as the Mets and Dodgers are tied in the 8th inning. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Pitchers' duel in Los Angeles

Clayton Kershaw has allowed just 5 hits and 1 run through six innings, but Noah Syndergaard (2 H, 1 R) has been just as good, and the Mets and Dodgers are tied 1-1 heading to the 7th. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Syndergaard settles down

Since allowing a second-inning HR to Adrian Gonzalez, Noah Syndergaard has allowed just one hit. He's retired the last six batters he's faced, and the Mets and Dodgers are tied 1-1 in the 5th. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Mets on the board

A Wilmer Flores single to right brought home John Mayberry Jr., giving the Mets just their second run in the past four games and tying the game with the Dodgers 1-1 in the 4th inning. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Gonzalez's HR puts Dodgers on the board (0:19)

Dodgers strike first

Adrian Gonzalez's 14th home run of the season gave Clayton Kershaw some early run support and gave the Dodgers a 1-0 lead over the Mets. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

15hAdam Rubin

Erik Goeddel inching closer to return

New York Mets reliever Erik Goeddel, who landed on the disabled list June 12 with a nebulous elbow injury, is making progress toward a return.

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15hAdam Rubin

Friday's Mets-Dodgers lineups

Here are the lineups for Friday night's series opener at Dodger Stadium with Noah Syndergaard taking on Clayton Kershaw.

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Kershaw looks to end skid vs. Mets

Clayton Kershaw has lost 3 straight starts and is winless in his last 4, despite racking up a 2.70 ERA in that span. He'll look to end the slide against the slumping Mets, who've scored just 17 runs in their last 10 games. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Noah's Arc?

The Mets rookie gets a tough assignment going against Clayton Kershaw tonight (10 ET, ESPN), but Mets fans can draw pride in how well the start of Noah Syndergaard's career stacks up with the three-time Cy Young winner.

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs27927th
Batting Average.23129th
On Base Percentage.29626th
Slugging Percentage.35730th
Earned Run Average3.374th
Quality Starts513rd
WHIP1.194th
BAA.24410th

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