Reyes hits 2 homers, Lugo pitches Mets to 5-1 win over Reds

NEW YORK (AP) Mets rookie Travis Taijeron played almost 800 minor league games over seven seasons, hitting 135 home runs along the way.

The 28-year-old outfielder clubbed his first big league round-tripper on Friday night, a moment he won't soon forget.

Jose Reyes homered twice, Seth Lugo pitched six shutout innings and New York beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-1 for its third straight win. Taijeron got the Mets started when he led off the second with a solo shot.

''I think it's really cool. I think it's one of the coolest things in sports,'' Mets manager Terry Collins said. ''I salute the fact that those guys get opportunities and I think it's great that he comes up here and hits a homer, because no matter what he ever does the rest of his life, he's hit a home run in the big leagues and not too many guys have.''

Taijeron had been struggling since his Aug. 26 debut, going 2 for 19 and striking out 12 times. The home run also resulted in his first RBI.

''It felt really good,'' Taijeron said. ''It's a good feeling always, the first one, and hopefully more to come.''

New York, which leads the National League in homers, has won 17 of its last 19 games against the Reds - including eight straight at Citi Field.

Reyes lined rookie starter Amir Garrett's 0-2 slider into the left-field seats in the fifth, scoring Lugo and giving New York a 4-0 lead. Reyes also clubbed a solo shot in the third, becoming the 13th player to hit 100 homers in a Mets uniform.

''The last one that he hit, I've got to tip my cap to him,'' Garrett said. ''Watching video, I don't know how he got that. It was low, it was off the plate, he went down there and he got it.''

Over his last 15 games, Reyes is batting .385 with four doubles, three homers and eight RBIs.

''Just seeing the ball good and getting good pitches to hit,'' he said. ''That's been the difference.''

Lugo (6-4) allowed four hits, struck out four and walked one in his first win since July 25.

''I had a game plan going in, started a couple guys off slow,'' Lugo said. ''It felt good, but the fastball was working so I stuck with that most of the game.''

The right-hander escaped a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the fourth. He struck out Eugenio Suarez before Scott Schebler sent a hard-hit grounder to the right side. Second baseman Gavin Cecchini made a nifty stop to end the only serious threat the Reds mounted against Lugo.

Cincinnati loaded the bases in the ninth against Jerry Blevins, but closer A.J. Ramos got two outs for his 27th save on the year and seventh with the Mets. He permitted just pinch-hitter Zack Cozart's sacrifice fly.

Back in Queens where he once played college basketball for nearby St. John's, Garrett (3-7) was hurt by the long ball yet again in his first big league start since being demoted to the minors in June.

Charged with four runs and five hits over five innings, Garrett has allowed 22 homers in 63 1/3 innings.

The Mets scored an unearned run in the sixth, when second baseman Scooter Gennett's errant throw home with the bases full allowed Travis d'Arnaud to cross the plate.

ROSTER MOVES

The Mets selected the contract of infielder Phillip Evans from Triple-A Las Vegas. He made his major league debut as a pinch-hitter in the sixth, lining into a double play. To make room on the 40-man roster, New York transferred LHP Steven Matz to the 60-day DL.

KEEPSAKE

Taijeron's home run ball was on display in his locker, safe inside a clear display case with a label that bore the date and opponent's name. ''It's a memorable moment, so it's really cool I got the ball and all that,'' Taijeron said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Reds: RHP Anthony DeSclafani (UCL sprain in right elbow) threw approximately 60-65 pitches between a bullpen session and live batting practice. He may do that again when the club visits St. Louis, raising the pitch count next time. ... RF Jesse Winker (strained left hip flexor) fielded balls in the outfield and could run the bases Saturday. If all goes well, it's probable that he will be activated Tuesday. ... LHP Wandy Peralta (right hip) was set to stretch and perform some other warmup exercises, after which he might be cleared to play catch.

Mets: 3B Asdrubal Cabrera left Thursday's game with discomfort in his left glute and underwent an MRI on Friday. He could be available as soon as Saturday, according to Collins. ... RHP Noah Syndergaard (torn right lat) threw 36 pitches in a rehab appearance with Class A Brooklyn on Thursday and will throw 50 pitches in a simulated game on a date to be determined. ... Amed Rosario (bruised right index finger) was scheduled to throw on Friday and hit Saturday, Collins said. The rookie shortstop has missed five consecutive games.

UP NEXT

Reds: RHP Homer Bailey (4-7, 7.24 ERA) faces the Mets for the second time in less than two weeks. He took the loss on Aug. 30 despite pitching six innings of two-run ball.

Mets: RHP Rafael Montero (4-9, 5.21) was the main reason for that loss, shutting out Cincinnati over a career-high 8 1/3 innings. He will attempt to win his third straight.

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  • W: S. Lugo (6-4)L: A. Garrett (3-7)S: A. Ramos (27)
  • HR: NYM - J. Reyes 2 (12), T. Taijeron (1)
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S. Gennett 2B41200011.300.350.547.8972.5
E. Suarez 3B40100023.270.376.482.8590.0
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b- Z. Cozart PH00010000.302.394.543.9361.0
  • a-struck out for Hernandez in the 8th
  • b-hit a sacrifice fly for Farrell in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Reyes SS42232010.238.307.402.70912.5
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T. Taijeron RF41211000.174.240.391.6318.0
D. Smith 1B30100122.196.240.361.6011.0
G. Cecchini 2B30000102.196.241.255.4960.0
M. Reynolds 3B30000012.202.304.281.585-0.5
S. Lugo P21100010.182.182.409.5911.5
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  • a-lined out for Lugo in the 6th
BATTING
  • SF - Z. Cozart (4)
  • SH - A. Garrett (4)
  • RBI - Z. Cozart (53)
BATTING
  • 2B - T. d'Arnaud (18), T. Taijeron (2)
  • HR - J. Reyes 2 (12), T. Taijeron
  • RBI - J. Reyes 3 (47), T. Taijeron
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Reyes 2 (23)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - G. Cecchini
FIELDING
  • DP - S. Gennett, J. Peraza
  • E - S. Gennett (7)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Garrett (L, 3-7)5.05442537.391.551.5
C. Reed1.02101106.001.730.5
A. Hernandez1.00000105.711.273.5
L. Farrell1.01000006.752.102.0
PITCHERSIP
A. Garrett (L, 3-7)5.0
C. Reed1.0
A. Hernandez1.0
L. Farrell1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Lugo (W, 6-4)6.04001404.641.3925.0
T. Milone1.00000007.491.623.0
P. Sewald0.21000104.171.18-0.5
J. Blevins0.24110202.911.34-4.0
A. Ramos (S, 27)0.20000003.461.287.0
PITCHERSIP
S. Lugo (W, 6-4)6.0
T. Milone1.0
P. Sewald0.2
J. Blevins0.2
A. Ramos (S, 27)0.2
PITCHING
  • IBB - C. Reed (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Garrett 82-47, C. Reed 20-12, A. Hernandez 13-7, L. Farrell 11-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Garrett 5-4, C. Reed 1-1, A. Hernandez 1-1, L. Farrell 1-2
  • Batters Faced - A. Garrett 21, C. Reed 6, A. Hernandez 3, L. Farrell 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Lugo 84-51, T. Milone 13-8, P. Sewald 11-7, J. Blevins 25-15, A. Ramos 4-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Lugo 6-8, T. Milone 1-2, P. Sewald 1-0
  • Batters Faced - S. Lugo 23, T. Milone 3, P. Sewald 3, J. Blevins 6, A. Ramos 2
  • Balks - S. Lugo
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Peraza SS40100001.260.298.331.6291.0
J. Votto 1B30200100.315.450.5831.0333.0
A. Duvall LF40000015.250.299.497.796-0.5
S. Gennett 2B41200011.300.350.547.8972.5
E. Suarez 3B40100023.270.376.482.8590.0
S. Schebler RF40000025.235.315.485.801-1.0
T. Barnhart C40200000.269.346.386.7322.0
A. Garrett P10000000.056.056.111.1670.0
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A. Hernandez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-struck out for Hernandez in the 8th
  • b-hit a sacrifice fly for Farrell in the 9th
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J. Reyes SS42232010.238.307.402.70912.5
B. Nimmo LF30100110.284.419.422.8401.5
J. Lagares CF40000012.259.303.395.698-0.5
T. d'Arnaud C41100001.237.284.411.6963.0
T. Taijeron RF41211000.174.240.391.6318.0
D. Smith 1B30100122.196.240.361.6011.0
G. Cecchini 2B30000102.196.241.255.4960.0
M. Reynolds 3B30000012.202.304.281.585-0.5
S. Lugo P21100010.182.182.409.5911.5
a- P. Evans PH10000003.000.000.000.0000.0
T. Milone P0000-000.111.273.111.000-
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  • a-lined out for Lugo in the 6th
BATTING
  • SF - Z. Cozart (4)
  • SH - A. Garrett (4)
  • RBI - Z. Cozart (53)
BATTING
  • 2B - T. d'Arnaud (18), T. Taijeron (2)
  • HR - J. Reyes 2 (12), T. Taijeron
  • RBI - J. Reyes 3 (47), T. Taijeron
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Reyes 2 (23)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - G. Cecchini
FIELDING
  • DP - S. Gennett, J. Peraza
  • E - S. Gennett (7)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Garrett (L, 3-7)5.05442537.391.551.5
C. Reed1.02101106.001.730.5
A. Hernandez1.00000105.711.273.5
L. Farrell1.01000006.752.102.0
Total8.0854373---
PITCHERSIP
A. Garrett (L, 3-7)5.0
C. Reed1.0
A. Hernandez1.0
L. Farrell1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Lugo (W, 6-4)6.04001404.641.3925.0
T. Milone1.00000007.491.623.0
P. Sewald0.21000104.171.18-0.5
J. Blevins0.24110202.911.34-4.0
A. Ramos (S, 27)0.20000003.461.287.0
Total9.0911170---
PITCHERSIP
S. Lugo (W, 6-4)6.0
T. Milone1.0
P. Sewald0.2
J. Blevins0.2
A. Ramos (S, 27)0.2
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - C. Reed (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Garrett 82-47, C. Reed 20-12, A. Hernandez 13-7, L. Farrell 11-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Garrett 5-4, C. Reed 1-1, A. Hernandez 1-1, L. Farrell 1-2
  • Batters Faced - A. Garrett 21, C. Reed 6, A. Hernandez 3, L. Farrell 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Lugo 84-51, T. Milone 13-8, P. Sewald 11-7, J. Blevins 25-15, A. Ramos 4-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Lugo 6-8, T. Milone 1-2, P. Sewald 1-0
  • Batters Faced - S. Lugo 23, T. Milone 3, P. Sewald 3, J. Blevins 6, A. Ramos 2
  • Balks - S. Lugo
  • 9TH INNING
    Cozart hit sacrifice fly to left, Gennett scored15
  • 6TH INNING
    Reynolds reached on fielder's choice to second, d'Arnaud scored, Taijeron to third, Cecchini to second on 2nd baseman Gennett fielding error05
  • 5TH INNING
    Reyes homered to left center, Lugo scored04
  • 3RD INNING
    Reyes homered to left center02
  • 2ND INNING
    Taijeron homered to left center01
  • 9TH INNING
    • J. Blevins Pitching:
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Strike looking, Gennett singled to left center
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Suarez singled to shallow left, Gennett to second
    • S. Schebler: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Schebler struck out swinging
    • T. Barnhart: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Barnhart singled to center, Gennett to third, Suarez to second
    • Zack Cozart hit for Luke Farrell
    • AJ Ramos relieved Jerry Blevins
    • Z. Cozart: Cozart hit sacrifice fly to left, Gennett scored
    • P. Ervin: Ball, Strike looking, Ervin flied out to right
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Paul Sewald relieved Tommy Milone
    • Patrick Kivlehan hit for Ariel Hernandez
    • P. Kivlehan: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Kivlehan struck out looking
    • P. Ervin: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ervin reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Peraza reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Ervin out at second
    • Jerry Blevins relieved Paul Sewald
    • J. Votto: Strike looking, Votto singled to right, Peraza to second
    • A. Duvall: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Duvall struck out looking
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Luke Farrell pitching
    • T. d'Arnaud: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, d'Arnaud flied out to right
    • T. Taijeron: Strike looking, Foul, Taijeron grounded out to first
    • D. Smith: Foul, Smith reached on an infield single to pitcher
    • G. Cecchini: Strike swinging, Cecchini flied out to left
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Tommy Milone pitching
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Suarez flied out to right
    • S. Schebler: Ball, Schebler grounded out to second
    • T. Barnhart: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Barnhart popped out to second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Ariel Hernandez relieved Cody Reed
    • J. Reyes: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
    • B. Nimmo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Nimmo grounded out to second
    • J. Lagares: Ball, Ball, Lagares flied out to center
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • S. Lugo Pitching:
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Peraza lined out to left
    • J. Votto: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Votto singled to right center
    • A. Duvall: Strike looking, Ball, Duvall lined out to left
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gennett struck out looking
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Cody Reed relieved Amir Garrett
    • T. d'Arnaud: d'Arnaud doubled to deep right center
    • T. Taijeron: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Taijeron doubled to deep right center, d'Arnaud to third
    • D. Smith: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
    • G. Cecchini: Cecchini intentionally walked
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Strike looking, Reynolds reached on fielder's choice to second, d'Arnaud scored, Taijeron to third, Cecchini to second on 2nd baseman Gennett fielding error
    • Phillip Evans hit for Seth Lugo
    • P. Evans: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Evans lined into double play second to shortstop, Cecchini out at second
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 5TH INNING
    • S. Lugo Pitching:
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Barnhart grounded out to first
    • A. Garrett: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Garrett grounded out to shortstop
    • P. Ervin: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ervin popped out to first
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Garrett Pitching:
    • G. Cecchini: Ball, Foul, Foul, Cecchini flied out to left
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • S. Lugo: Ball, Lugo singled to center
    • J. Reyes: Foul, Strike swinging, Reyes homered to left center, Lugo scored
    • B. Nimmo: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Nimmo singled to left
    • J. Lagares: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Lagares flied out to shallow right
    • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • S. Lugo Pitching:
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Peraza singled to right
    • J. Votto: Peraza to second on balk, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Votto walked
    • A. Duvall: Ball, Ball, Duvall flied out to left
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gennett singled to right, Peraza to third, Votto to second
    • E. Suarez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Suarez struck out swinging
    • S. Schebler: Ball, Foul, Schebler grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Garrett Pitching:
    • T. d'Arnaud: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, d'Arnaud grounded out to pitcher
    • T. Taijeron: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Taijeron grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Smith: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Smith struck out looking
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • S. Lugo Pitching:
    • S. Schebler: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Schebler struck out swinging
    • T. Barnhart: Foul, Ball, Barnhart singled to left
    • A. Garrett: Garrett hit sacrifice bunt to third, Barnhart to second
    • P. Ervin: Ervin grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Garrett Pitching:
    • S. Lugo: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Lugo struck out swinging
    • J. Reyes: Strike looking, Ball, Reyes homered to left center
    • B. Nimmo: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Nimmo struck out swinging
    • J. Lagares: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Lagares struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • S. Lugo Pitching:
    • A. Duvall: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Duvall grounded out to first
    • S. Gennett: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Gennett flied out to left
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Suarez struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Garrett Pitching:
    • T. Taijeron: Strike looking, Ball, Taijeron homered to left center
    • D. Smith: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smith walked
    • G. Cecchini: Strike looking, Cecchini reached on fielder's choice to third, Smith out at second
    • M. Reynolds: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cecchini caught stealing, catcher to second, Ball, Reynolds flied out to right
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • P. Ervin: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ervin lined out to left
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Ball, Peraza flied out to center
    • J. Votto: Foul, Ball, Votto flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Garrett Pitching:
    • J. Reyes: Ball, Reyes grounded out to third
    • B. Nimmo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Nimmo walked
    • J. Lagares: Strike looking, Lagares reached on fielder's choice to third, Nimmo out at second
    • T. d'Arnaud: Ball, Ball, d'Arnaud lined out to right
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)