Mets Shut Down Diamondbacks

Eduardo Escobar’s hustle double sparked an unusual three-run sixth-inning outburst by the New York Mets, who went on to beat the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks 5-0 in the finale of a three-game series.

J.D. Davis and James McCann collected RBIs later in the sixth and Pete Alonso remained red-hot as a designated hitter by hitting a two-run homer in the seventh for the Mets, who have opened the season with seven wins in 10 games.

Five pitchers combined on the five-hitter for the Mets, with Chasen Shreve (1-0) earning the win by tossing two perfect innings.