Jacob deGrom takes perfect game into 6th as Mets dominate Padres

Mets shut out Padres

Andrew Cashner strikes out 12 batters, but it's not enough as Jacob deGrom counters with eight scoreless innings to lead the Mets past the Padres 7-0.

SAN DIEGO -- Jacob deGrom took a perfect game into the sixth and allowed two hits over eight innings, leading the New York Mets to a 7-0 win over the San Diego Padres on Monday night.

The lanky right-hander struck out the first four batters and did not allow a baserunner until Clint Barmes led off the sixth with single through the right side of the infield.

After striking out rookie Austin Hedges, deGrom (6-4) induced pinch-hitter Abraham Almonte to hit a grounder back to the mound, and deGrom started an inning-ending double play to shortstop Wilmer Flores.

Will Middlebrooks had the Padres' other hit -- an infield single in the eighth -- before Sean Gilmartin pitched the ninth to finish the two-hitter. DeGrom faced one batter over the minimum for eight innings.