DeGrom, Cabrera lead Mets to 5-1 victory against Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) The New York Mets gave Jacob deGrom a one-run lead right away and the big right-hander made it stand up until Asdrubal Cabrera added on with an impressive home run.

DeGrom held San Diego to five hits in 7 1/3 innings to win for the first time in four starts and Cabrera hit a three-run homer to lead the Mets to a 5-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.

DeGrom (3-0) snapped a string of three straight no-decisions. He struck out eight and walked three.

''He's got such good life to his fastball,''" manager Mickey Callaway said. ''He's got great extension, so it plays even harder than it already is. He was kind of exposing some of the hitters' weaknesses at times instead of just trying to throw the ball over the plate. He's attacking and trying to expose their weaknesses as well.''

The Mets took a quick lead off Clayton Richard (1-3) when Cabrera hit a leadoff double and scored with one out when Todd Frazier singled between rookie third baseman Christian Villanueva and shortstop Freddy Galvis when the Padres had a drawn-in infield.

DeGrom settled in and largely kept the Padres off the bases. Only two Padres reached second base. With two singles, Galvis was the only San Diego batter to reach base twice against deGrom.

Cabrera gave deGrom a nice cushion when he hit reliever Craig Stammen's first pitch into the stands in right field with two outs in the seventh. It was his fifth. Juan Lagares and Jose Lobaton were aboard on singles.

''Any time you get more runs is a positive,'' deGrom said. ''I was just trying to go out there and put up zeros. Any time you get extra run support is a plus.''

Matt Harvey made his second appearance since being demoted to the bullpen, allowing Franchy Cordero's leadoff homer in the ninth, his fifth, and walking Jose Pirela. Harvey then retired the side, ending the game by getting Galvis to ground into a double play.

Harvey said he's ''just getting used to the preparation, going down there and being able to see how guys get ready. Trying to learn from them and pick up little things that may help me get loose, finding a way to make sure that I'm more ready.

''Today I didn't do a good enough job of keeping loose, something I'll just have to learn from and pick up some tips from some of the other guys.''

Villanueva singled in the sixth to extend his hitting streak to 10 games. Galvis made nice plays at shortstop to record consecutive outs in the fourth. He flipped the ball with his glove to second baseman Carlos Asuaje to force Michael Conforto and then made a sliding stop of Lobaton's grounder and forced Lagares with a throw while tumbling onto his backside.

Richard allowed three runs and six hits in 6 2/3 innings, struck out four and walked three.

''I felt good throughout,'' Richard said. ''Unfortunately I gave up one in the first which is difficult when you have an ace on the other side. Giving away a lead early in the game against a guy like that really hurts.''

The Padres came in leading the majors with 273 strikeouts.

They only struck out eight times Friday night, compared to 16 in their previous game, a loss at Colorado on Wednesday.

''Clayton pitched well enough to win a baseball game tonight. We couldn't get it for him,'' manager Andy Green said.

''I thought we battled better than we have.''

HOSMER HONOR

Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer returned from the family medical leave list. Before the game, he received his Gold Glove from 2017, when he was with Kansas City. It was his fourth.

UP NEXT

Mets: LHP Jason Vargas makes his season debut Saturday night. He made three spring training appearances before suffering a non-displaced fracture of the hamate bone on his right hand. He underwent surgery on March 20. He made a rehab start with Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday.

Padres: Rookie LHP Joey Lucchesi (2-1, 2.70) looks to bounce back from his first loss last Saturday at Arizona. He leads all rookies in ERA and opponent OBP (.283).

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  • W: J. deGrom (3-0)L: C. Richard (1-3)
  • HR: NYM - A. Cabrera (5), SD - F. Cordero (5)
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Y. Cespedes LF30100202.214.278.388.6663.0
T. Frazier 3B50110035.256.400.427.8270.5
W. Flores 1B40000012.213.288.383.671-0.5
M. Conforto RF30000111.211.395.316.7110.5
J. Lagares CF32200001.371.425.400.8255.0
J. Lobaton C41210002.160.323.280.6035.0
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    W. Myers RF40100021.324.324.486.8110.0
    E. Hosmer 1B30000101.250.359.398.7571.0
    C. Villanueva 3B40100002.348.434.7421.1771.0
    F. Cordero CF41211011.241.281.537.8185.5
    J. Pirela LF20000200.257.306.354.6602.0
    C. Asuaje 2B40000012.207.284.315.600-0.5
    F. Galvis SS40200011.240.330.302.6321.5
    A. Hedges C20000113.143.211.257.4680.5
    C. Richard P10000012.182.182.455.636-0.5
    C. Stammen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    K. Makita P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    a- M. Szczur PH10000010.269.296.308.604-0.5
    J. Lyles P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    • a-struck out for Makita in the 8th
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Cabrera (9), J. Lobaton
    • HR - A. Cabrera (5)
    • SH - J. deGrom (2)
    • RBI - A. Cabrera 3 (15), T. Frazier (15), J. Lobaton (3)
    • 2-Out RBI - A. Cabrera 3 (5), J. Lobaton (2)
    BATTING
    • HR - F. Cordero (5)
    • SH - C. Richard
    • RBI - F. Cordero (10)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - F. Cordero (2)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. deGrom (W, 3-0)7.15003802.061.0427.0
    J. Blevins0.100000011.252.500.0
    A. Ramos0.10000003.481.060.0
    M. Harvey1.01111016.001.460.0
    PITCHERSIP
    J. deGrom (W, 3-0)7.1
    J. Blevins0.1
    A. Ramos0.1
    M. Harvey1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Richard (L, 1-3)6.26333405.351.576.0
    C. Stammen0.12110112.630.73-2.5
    K. Makita1.01110104.851.151.5
    J. Lyles1.00001102.200.922.5
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Richard (L, 1-3)6.2
    C. Stammen0.1
    K. Makita1.0
    J. Lyles1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. deGrom 110-72, J. Blevins 3-1, A. Ramos 2-2, M. Harvey 20-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. deGrom 6-6, M. Harvey 1-1
    • Batters Faced - J. deGrom 28, J. Blevins, A. Ramos, M. Harvey 4
    PITCHING
    • HBP - K. Makita
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Richard 88-57, C. Stammen 10-6, K. Makita 17-11, J. Lyles 18-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Richard 9-5, K. Makita 1-1, J. Lyles 1-1
    • Batters Faced - C. Richard 27, C. Stammen 3, K. Makita 5, J. Lyles 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    A. Cabrera 2B42231101.333.379.591.97012.0
    Y. Cespedes LF30100202.214.278.388.6663.0
    T. Frazier 3B50110035.256.400.427.8270.5
    W. Flores 1B40000012.213.288.383.671-0.5
    M. Conforto RF30000111.211.395.316.7110.5
    J. Lagares CF32200001.371.425.400.8255.0
    J. Lobaton C41210002.160.323.280.6035.0
    J. deGrom P30000011.154.214.154.368-0.5
    J. Blevins P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    A. Ramos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    M. Harvey P00000000.333.333.333.6670.0
    A. Rosario SS40100012.240.288.333.6210.5
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      W. Myers RF40100021.324.324.486.8110.0
      E. Hosmer 1B30000101.250.359.398.7571.0
      C. Villanueva 3B40100002.348.434.7421.1771.0
      F. Cordero CF41211011.241.281.537.8185.5
      J. Pirela LF20000200.257.306.354.6602.0
      C. Asuaje 2B40000012.207.284.315.600-0.5
      F. Galvis SS40200011.240.330.302.6321.5
      A. Hedges C20000113.143.211.257.4680.5
      C. Richard P10000012.182.182.455.636-0.5
      C. Stammen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      K. Makita P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      a- M. Szczur PH10000010.269.296.308.604-0.5
      J. Lyles P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
      Total2916114813-----
      • a-struck out for Makita in the 8th
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Cabrera (9), J. Lobaton
      • HR - A. Cabrera (5)
      • SH - J. deGrom (2)
      • RBI - A. Cabrera 3 (15), T. Frazier (15), J. Lobaton (3)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Cabrera 3 (5), J. Lobaton (2)
      BATTING
      • HR - F. Cordero (5)
      • SH - C. Richard
      • RBI - F. Cordero (10)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - F. Cordero (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. deGrom (W, 3-0)7.15003802.061.0427.0
      J. Blevins0.100000011.252.500.0
      A. Ramos0.10000003.481.060.0
      M. Harvey1.01111016.001.460.0
      Total9.0611481---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. deGrom (W, 3-0)7.1
      J. Blevins0.1
      A. Ramos0.1
      M. Harvey1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Richard (L, 1-3)6.26333405.351.576.0
      C. Stammen0.12110112.630.73-2.5
      K. Makita1.01110104.851.151.5
      J. Lyles1.00001102.200.922.5
      Total9.0955471---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Richard (L, 1-3)6.2
      C. Stammen0.1
      K. Makita1.0
      J. Lyles1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. deGrom 110-72, J. Blevins 3-1, A. Ramos 2-2, M. Harvey 20-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. deGrom 6-6, M. Harvey 1-1
      • Batters Faced - J. deGrom 28, J. Blevins, A. Ramos, M. Harvey 4
      PITCHING
      • HBP - K. Makita
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Richard 88-57, C. Stammen 10-6, K. Makita 17-11, J. Lyles 18-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Richard 9-5, K. Makita 1-1, J. Lyles 1-1
      • Batters Faced - C. Richard 27, C. Stammen 3, K. Makita 5, J. Lyles 4
      • 9TH INNING
        Cordero homered to center51
      • 8TH INNING
        Lobaton doubled to deep right center, Lagares scored50
      • 7TH INNING
        Cabrera homered to right center, Lagares and Lobaton scored40
      • 1ST INNING
        Frazier singled to left, Cabrera scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Jordan Lyles pitching
        • A. Rosario: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Rosario struck out swinging
        • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Cabrera walked
        • Y. Cespedes: Ball, Strike looking, Cespedes flied out to deep right
        • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Frazier grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Matt Harvey relieved AJ Ramos
        • F. Cordero: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Cordero homered to center
        • J. Pirela: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pirela walked
        • C. Asuaje: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Asuaje flied out to center
        • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Galvis grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Pirela out at second
        • End of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Kazuhisa Makita relieved Craig Stammen
        • W. Flores: Strike looking, Flores grounded out to first
        • M. Conforto: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Conforto lined out to third
        • J. Lagares: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Lagares hit by pitch
        • J. Lobaton: Ball, Strike looking, Lobaton doubled to deep right center, Lagares scored
        • J. deGrom: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, deGrom struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Matt Szczur hit for Kazuhisa Makita
        • M. Szczur: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Szczur struck out swinging
        • W. Myers: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Myers singled to left
        • Jerry Blevins relieved Jacob deGrom
        • E. Hosmer: Ball, Ball, Hosmer flied out to deep right
        • AJ Ramos relieved Jerry Blevins
        • C. Villanueva: Strike swinging, Villanueva flied out to deep left
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • C. Richard Pitching:
        • J. Lagares: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Lagares reached on an infield single to second
        • J. Lobaton: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Lobaton singled to right center, Lagares to third
        • J. deGrom: Strike looking, deGrom hit sacrifice bunt to third, Lobaton to second
        • A. Rosario: Rosario grounded out to second
        • Craig Stammen relieved Clayton Richard
        • A. Cabrera: Cabrera homered to right center, Lagares and Lobaton scored
        • Y. Cespedes: Ball, Ball, Cespedes singled to center
        • T. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Frazier struck out looking
        • Middle of the 7th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. deGrom Pitching:
        • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pirela grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Asuaje: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Asuaje popped out to shortstop
        • F. Galvis: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Galvis singled to shallow center
        • A. Hedges: Foul, Hedges fouled out to third
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • C. Richard Pitching:
        • Y. Cespedes: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cespedes walked
        • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
        • W. Flores: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Flores struck out looking
        • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Conforto struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. deGrom Pitching:
        • W. Myers: Foul, Ball, Foul, Myers lined out to right
        • E. Hosmer: Ball, Ball, Hosmer lined out to left
        • C. Villanueva: Villanueva singled to left
        • F. Cordero: Ball, Ball, Cordero fouled out to third
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • C. Richard Pitching:
        • J. deGrom: Strike looking, Strike swinging, deGrom grounded out to second
        • A. Rosario: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Rosario lined out to right
        • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Cabrera grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. deGrom Pitching:
        • J. Pirela: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pirela walked
        • C. Asuaje: Asuaje popped out to shortstop
        • F. Galvis: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Galvis singled to deep left, Pirela to second
        • A. Hedges: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hedges struck out swinging
        • C. Richard: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Richard struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • C. Richard Pitching:
        • W. Flores: Strike looking, Flores popped out to third
        • M. Conforto: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Conforto walked
        • J. Lagares: Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Lagares reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Conforto out at second
        • J. Lobaton: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Lobaton grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Lagares out at second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. deGrom Pitching:
        • E. Hosmer: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hosmer walked
        • C. Villanueva: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Villanueva grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Hosmer out at second
        • F. Cordero: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Cordero struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • C. Richard Pitching:
        • J. deGrom: Strike looking, deGrom flied out to right
        • A. Rosario: Foul, Ball, Rosario singled to center
        • A. Cabrera: Cabrera flied out to deep left
        • Y. Cespedes: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cespedes walked, Rosario to second
        • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Frazier struck out looking
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. deGrom Pitching:
        • F. Galvis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
        • A. Hedges: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Hedges walked
        • C. Richard: Richard hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Hedges to second
        • W. Myers: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • C. Richard Pitching:
        • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Conforto grounded out to first
        • J. Lagares: Ball, Ball, Lagares singled to right center
        • J. Lobaton: Lobaton grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Lagares out at second
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. deGrom Pitching:
        • F. Cordero: Cordero singled to left center
        • J. Pirela: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Cordero caught stealing, catcher to second, Foul, Pirela grounded out to pitcher
        • C. Asuaje: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Asuaje struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • C. Richard Pitching:
        • A. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Cabrera doubled to left center
        • Y. Cespedes: Ball, Strike looking, Cespedes flied out to deep right, Cabrera to third
        • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Frazier singled to left, Cabrera scored
        • W. Flores: Flores grounded into double play third to second to first, Frazier out at second
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. deGrom Pitching:
        • W. Myers: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
        • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hosmer grounded out to third
        • C. Villanueva: Strike looking, Ball, Villanueva grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)