Reyes hits 2-run homer, Mets beat Marlins 4-3

MIAMI (AP) An unlikely candidate stopped the New York Mets' longest home run drought in more than three years.

Jose Reyes hit a two-run homer, helping the Mets beat the Miami Marlins 4-3 on Sunday.

''It was really good,'' first-year manager Mickey Callaway said. ''I think Jose has been swinging the bat really well when he's played lately and it's good to get him in there when you have to give a guy a day off and he's been producing for us so it's been really good to see.''

Reyes' fourth of the season was New York's first homer since Jeff McNeil went deep in a 6-4 win against Cincinnati on Monday night. The four-game drought was the Mets' longest since a six-game stretch from July 19-24, 2015.

Michael Conforto also connected for New York, which took two of three in the weekend series.

''Any time you see the ball go out of the park it feels good,'' Conforto said.

Noah Syndergaard (8-2) pitched seven innings while improving to 4-1 in his last five starts. He allowed three runs and seven hits, struck out seven and walked two.

''I felt a lot better mechanically today,'' he said. ''I worked on it a lot in between starts and today I felt really comfortable out there. I wasn't really fighting myself on the mound. I really had to dig deep in the seventh inning to get through it.''

Seth Lugo worked around two hits in the ninth while recording his first career save.

Bryan Holaday had two hits and drove in two runs for Miami after he hit a game-ending RBI single in the 11th inning of Saturday night's 4-3 victory. Rafael Ortega added two hits and swiped two bases in the series finale.

Marlins left-hander Wei-Yin Chen (4-9) allowed four runs, two earned, and four hits in six innings.

''I feel like I could have controlled the game a little bit better than I did out there,'' Chen said through a translator. ''There's some parts of it I didn't do that well. The two long balls kind of hurt the club and that was unfortunate.''

New York jumped in front on Wilmer Flores' sacrifice fly in the first, but Starlin Castro hit a tying RBI single in the bottom half.

The Mets went ahead to stay in the second, taking advantage of an error by first baseman Derek Dietrich that put Jose Bautista on with one out. After Kevin Plawecki flied out, Reyes hit a drive to left for a 3-1 lead.

''I didn't really execute that high pitch well and Reyes is pretty good at hitting inside pitches so he did damage on that pitch,'' Chen said.

Conforto added a solo drive in the sixth for his 15th homer.

''The Conforto homer was just a slider and I think it just stayed there,'' Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. ''He got him all day with it, but it's just one that kind of spun on him.''

Holaday hit an RBI single in the fourth and the sixth.

PRADO WITH RARE STOLEN BASE

Miami's Martin Prado stole his first base since Sept. 14, 2016, at Atlanta.

''That's the first time he's tried to steal in a year I think,'' Callaway said. ''His leg is almost broken or something.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mets: 3B David Wright (shoulder/back) played five innings at third base in his first rehab assignment with Single-A St. Lucie and went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts. ''He came out of it feeling really good so we're going to evaluate him when he comes in tomorrow and see what the next step is,'' Callaway said.

UP NEXT

Mets: RHP Jacob deGrom (6-7, 1.77 ERA) is the scheduled starter for Monday's game at the New York Yankees in a makeup contest from July 22. DeGrom has made 15 consecutive quality starts.

Marlins: RHP Pablo Lopez (2-2, 4.32 ERA) takes the mound on Monday to begin a four-game series at Atlanta.

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  • W: N. Syndergaard (8-2)L: W. Chen (4-9)S: S. Lugo (1)
  • HR: NYM - J. Reyes (4), M. Conforto (15)
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A. Jackson CF40000023.279.340.368.708-1.0
W. Flores 1B30010001.273.330.453.7841.0
M. Conforto LF41111021.235.355.401.7555.0
T. Frazier 3B40100010.217.298.368.6670.5
J. Bautista RF31000010.195.337.358.6950.5
a- J. McNeil PH10000000.255.356.412.7680.0
S. Lugo P00000000.091.167.091.2580.0
K. Plawecki C40000011.216.325.360.685-0.5
J. Reyes 2B31221000.193.266.304.5708.0
N. Syndergaard P20100010.161.156.226.3820.5
R. Gsellman P0000-000.000.250.000.000-
B. Nimmo RF00000000.245.371.464.8350.0
  • a-lined out for J. Bautista in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
R. Ortega LF51200011.308.357.308.6656.5
M. Rojas SS50100022.256.307.356.6630.0
I. Galloway PR00000000.250.250.250.5000.0
S. Castro 2B40110112.281.328.394.7222.5
B. Anderson RF40100002.282.360.410.7711.0
D. Dietrich 1B41000002.276.340.441.7811.0
M. Prado 3B31200110.245.289.302.5915.5
Y. Rivera PR-3B00000000.195.301.239.5400.0
B. Holaday C40220001.193.246.235.4814.0
M. Sierra CF40000004.175.175.211.3860.0
W. Chen P20000020.133.133.167.300-1.0
a- J. Riddle PH10000002.218.245.360.6060.0
E. Hernandez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Realmuto PH10100000.291.341.500.8411.0
  • a-flied out for Chen in the 6th
  • b-singled for Hernandez in the 9th
BATTING
  • HR - M. Conforto (15), J. Reyes (4)
  • SF - W. Flores (7)
  • SH - N. Syndergaard (2)
  • RBI - W. Flores (39), M. Conforto (41), J. Reyes 2 (12)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Reyes 2 (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Rosario, A. Jackson, M. Conforto
BATTING
  • RBI - S. Castro (42), B. Holaday 2 (15)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Holaday 2 (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Castro 2 (2), B. Anderson, D. Dietrich, M. Sierra 3 (3), J. Riddle 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Rosario (12)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - R. Ortega 2 (2), M. Prado
FIELDING
  • DP - (Reyes-Rosario-Flores)
  • E - N. Syndergaard (2)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - B. Anderson (8)
  • E - D. Dietrich (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
N. Syndergaard (W, 8-2)7.07332703.221.2222.5
R. Gsellman (H, 12)1.01000003.901.282.0
S. Lugo (S, 1)1.02000002.771.178.0
PITCHERSIP
N. Syndergaard (W, 8-2)7.0
R. Gsellman (H, 12)1.0
S. Lugo (S, 1)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
W. Chen (L, 4-9)6.04422625.321.4011.0
E. Hernandez3.01000305.371.479.5
PITCHERSIP
W. Chen (L, 4-9)6.0
E. Hernandez3.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - N. Syndergaard 101-69, R. Gsellman 15-10, S. Lugo 17-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Syndergaard 11-4, R. Gsellman 3-0, S. Lugo 2-0
  • Batters Faced - N. Syndergaard 31, R. Gsellman 4, S. Lugo 4
PITCHING
  • WP - W. Chen (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - W. Chen 108-69, E. Hernandez 37-25
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Chen 5-7, E. Hernandez 1-5
  • Batters Faced - W. Chen 24, E. Hernandez 10
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. Rosario SS21000212.234.279.348.6274.5
A. Jackson CF40000023.279.340.368.708-1.0
W. Flores 1B30010001.273.330.453.7841.0
M. Conforto LF41111021.235.355.401.7555.0
T. Frazier 3B40100010.217.298.368.6670.5
J. Bautista RF31000010.195.337.358.6950.5
a- J. McNeil PH10000000.255.356.412.7680.0
S. Lugo P00000000.091.167.091.2580.0
K. Plawecki C40000011.216.325.360.685-0.5
J. Reyes 2B31221000.193.266.304.5708.0
N. Syndergaard P20100010.161.156.226.3820.5
R. Gsellman P0000-000.000.250.000.000-
B. Nimmo RF00000000.245.371.464.8350.0
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  • a-lined out for J. Bautista in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
R. Ortega LF51200011.308.357.308.6656.5
M. Rojas SS50100022.256.307.356.6630.0
I. Galloway PR00000000.250.250.250.5000.0
S. Castro 2B40110112.281.328.394.7222.5
B. Anderson RF40100002.282.360.410.7711.0
D. Dietrich 1B41000002.276.340.441.7811.0
M. Prado 3B31200110.245.289.302.5915.5
Y. Rivera PR-3B00000000.195.301.239.5400.0
B. Holaday C40220001.193.246.235.4814.0
M. Sierra CF40000004.175.175.211.3860.0
W. Chen P20000020.133.133.167.300-1.0
a- J. Riddle PH10000002.218.245.360.6060.0
E. Hernandez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Realmuto PH10100000.291.341.500.8411.0
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  • a-flied out for Chen in the 6th
  • b-singled for Hernandez in the 9th
BATTING
  • HR - M. Conforto (15), J. Reyes (4)
  • SF - W. Flores (7)
  • SH - N. Syndergaard (2)
  • RBI - W. Flores (39), M. Conforto (41), J. Reyes 2 (12)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Reyes 2 (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Rosario, A. Jackson, M. Conforto
BATTING
  • RBI - S. Castro (42), B. Holaday 2 (15)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Holaday 2 (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Castro 2 (2), B. Anderson, D. Dietrich, M. Sierra 3 (3), J. Riddle 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Rosario (12)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - R. Ortega 2 (2), M. Prado
FIELDING
  • DP - (Reyes-Rosario-Flores)
  • E - N. Syndergaard (2)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - B. Anderson (8)
  • E - D. Dietrich (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
N. Syndergaard (W, 8-2)7.07332703.221.2222.5
R. Gsellman (H, 12)1.01000003.901.282.0
S. Lugo (S, 1)1.02000002.771.178.0
Total9.01033270---
PITCHERSIP
N. Syndergaard (W, 8-2)7.0
R. Gsellman (H, 12)1.0
S. Lugo (S, 1)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
W. Chen (L, 4-9)6.04422625.321.4011.0
E. Hernandez3.01000305.371.479.5
Total9.0542292---
PITCHERSIP
W. Chen (L, 4-9)6.0
E. Hernandez3.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - N. Syndergaard 101-69, R. Gsellman 15-10, S. Lugo 17-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Syndergaard 11-4, R. Gsellman 3-0, S. Lugo 2-0
  • Batters Faced - N. Syndergaard 31, R. Gsellman 4, S. Lugo 4
PITCHING
  • WP - W. Chen (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - W. Chen 108-69, E. Hernandez 37-25
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Chen 5-7, E. Hernandez 1-5
  • Batters Faced - W. Chen 24, E. Hernandez 10
  • 6TH INNING
    Holaday singled to left center, Prado scored43
    Conforto homered to right42
  • 4TH INNING
    Holaday singled to left, Dietrich scored, Prado to second32
  • 2ND INNING
    Reyes homered to left, Bautista scored31
  • 1ST INNING
    Castro singled to left, Ortega scored11
    Flores hit sacrifice fly to center, Rosario scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • E. Hernandez Pitching:
    • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Frazier flied out to deep left
    • Jeff McNeil hit for Jose Bautista
    • J. McNeil: Foul, Foul, Ball, McNeil lined out to center
    • K. Plawecki: Plawecki grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Brandon Nimmo in right field
    • Seth Lugo pitching
    • J.T. Realmuto hit for Elieser Hernandez
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Foul, Realmuto singled to center
    • R. Ortega: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ortega grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Realmuto out at second
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Rojas singled to center
    • S. Castro: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Castro grounded out to third
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • E. Hernandez Pitching:
    • A. Jackson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Jackson lined out to center
    • W. Flores: Foul, Foul, Ball, Flores lined out to center
    • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Conforto struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Robert Gsellman relieved Noah Syndergaard
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Dietrich grounded out to second
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Prado reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • Yadiel Rivera ran for Martin Prado
    • B. Holaday: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Holaday grounded out to shortstop, Rivera to second
    • M. Sierra: Strike looking, Ball, Sierra grounded out to first
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Elieser Hernandez pitching
    • K. Plawecki: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Plawecki struck out looking
    • J. Reyes: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Reyes flied out to right
    • N. Syndergaard: Strike swinging, Syndergaard singled to left
    • A. Rosario: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Rosario struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • N. Syndergaard Pitching:
    • R. Ortega: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Ortega struck out swinging
    • M. Rojas: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Rojas struck out swinging
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Castro walked
    • B. Anderson: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Anderson grounded out to third
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • W. Chen Pitching:
    • W. Flores: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Flores popped out to third
    • M. Conforto: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Conforto homered to right
    • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Frazier popped out to shortstop
    • J. Bautista: Ball, Bautista grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • N. Syndergaard Pitching:
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Anderson grounded out to catcher
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Dietrich grounded out to second
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Prado walked
    • B. Holaday: Ball, Strike looking, Prado stole second, Holaday singled to left center, Prado scored
    • M. Sierra: Sierra safe at first on Syndergaard throwing error, Holaday to second
    • JT Riddle hit for Wei-Yin Chen
    • J. Riddle: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Riddle flied out to center
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
  • 5TH INNING
    • W. Chen Pitching:
    • J. Reyes: Ball, Strike looking, Reyes singled to shallow left
    • N. Syndergaard: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Syndergaard hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Reyes to second
    • A. Rosario: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Rosario grounded out to third
    • A. Jackson: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Jackson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • N. Syndergaard Pitching:
    • W. Chen: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Chen struck out swinging
    • R. Ortega: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ortega singled to right center
    • M. Rojas: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ortega stole second, Foul, Rojas grounded out to shortstop, Ortega to third
    • S. Castro: Strike swinging, Castro grounded out to third
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • W. Chen Pitching:
    • T. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Frazier singled to right, Frazier out at second
    • J. Bautista: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Bautista struck out looking
    • K. Plawecki: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Plawecki lined out to center
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • N. Syndergaard Pitching:
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Anderson singled to right center
    • D. Dietrich: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Dietrich reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Anderson out at second
    • M. Prado: Strike swinging, Ball, Prado singled to center, Dietrich to second
    • B. Holaday: Ball, Holaday singled to left, Dietrich scored, Prado to second
    • M. Sierra: Strike swinging, Sierra lined out to center
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • W. Chen Pitching:
    • A. Rosario: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rosario walked
    • A. Jackson: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Jackson struck out looking
    • W. Flores: Strike looking, Flores grounded out to pitcher, Rosario to second
    • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Conforto flied out to center
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • N. Syndergaard Pitching:
    • W. Chen: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Chen struck out swinging
    • R. Ortega: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ortega lined out to shortstop
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Rojas struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • W. Chen Pitching:
    • T. Frazier: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Frazier struck out looking
    • J. Bautista: Ball, Foul, Ball, Bautista safe at first on 1st baseman Dietrich fielding error
    • K. Plawecki: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Plawecki flied out to left
    • J. Reyes: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Bautista to second on wild pitch, Foul, Reyes homered to left, Bautista scored
    • N. Syndergaard: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Syndergaard struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • N. Syndergaard Pitching:
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Prado struck out swinging
    • B. Holaday: Holaday grounded out to third
    • M. Sierra: Sierra grounded bunt out to catcher
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • W. Chen Pitching:
    • A. Rosario: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Rosario walked
    • A. Jackson: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Rosario stole second, Strike looking, Foul, Jackson flied out to deep right, Rosario to third
    • W. Flores: Ball, Strike swinging, Flores hit sacrifice fly to center, Rosario scored
    • M. Conforto: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Conforto struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • N. Syndergaard Pitching:
    • R. Ortega: Strike looking, Ortega singled to shallow right
    • M. Rojas: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ortega stole second, Rojas grounded out to pitcher
    • S. Castro: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Castro singled to left, Ortega scored
    • B. Anderson: Pickoff attempt, Anderson grounded out to third, Castro to second
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Ball, Dietrich popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)