DeGrom ends 5-start winless streak, Mets beat Marlins 4-1

NEW YORK (AP) Jacob deGrom is once again pitching like he did in 2018 - fortunately for him, the Mets are providing a little more run support.

DeGrom ended a five-start winless streak, allowing one run over seven innings to win for the first time since April 3 and lead the New York Mets over the Miami Marlins 4-1 on Saturday night.

The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner had been 0-4 with a 5.33 ERA since winning at Washington and at Miami in his first two starts. He has allowed just three earned runs over 21 innings in his last three appearances.

''I kind of figured that a couple outings ago - oh, he looks like Jacob deGrom again,'' Mets manager Mickey Callaway said. ''He's back. And it is very comforting.''

DeGrom (3-4) allowed five hits and one walk while striking out eight. He retired his first seven batters, gave up consecutive doubles to Jon Berti and opposing pitcher Sandy Alcantara, then set down 14 of his final 18 batters.

''I felt pretty good tonight, wasn't falling off hard to first,'' said deGrom, who blamed faulty mechanics for his slump. ''I was able to locate the fastball and then kind of pitch off of that. I think that's a good sign.''

DeGrom had a 1.70 ERA last season but went just 10-9 due to an offense that scored two runs or fewer in 12 of his 32 starts. He set a big league record by not recording a win in 19 starts in which he allowed three or fewer runs over six innings or more.

It was more of the same over his previous two starts, when the Mets were blanked by Cincinnati and San Diego.

''You're like oh, is this last year all over again?'' Callaway said. ''He's finally starting to pitch good, and we're not scoring runs.''

Miami went ahead on Alcantara's hit, but the Mets tied the score in the fourth on Michael Conforto's run-scoring single and went ahead with one out the sixth, when Pete Alonso and Conforto hit back-to-back homers. DeGrom added his hit four batters later.

''Having Jake out there on the mound, the utmost confidence that score's going to stay the same,'' Alonso said. ''We just kind of needed to rally together and Jake kind of helped himself there with the big hit there later on in the inning. It was an awesome team win.''

Seth Lugo pitched a perfect eighth. Edwin Diaz walked Jorge Alfaro with two outs in the ninth, then gave up an infield single to Harold Ramirez, who went 1 for 4 in his major league debut. Diaz retired Berti on a lineout to convert his 20th straight save chance and 10th this season.

Miami has lost five straight, tying its season high, and 12 of 14, falling to a major league-worst 10-29.

Alcantara (1-4) allowed four runs, eight hits and two walks in 5 2/3 innings. He was chased following deGrom's single.

''I thought he was pretty good tonight,'' Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. ''It looked like his stuff was good. He just kind of ran into trouble in that inning there. Even with the back-to-back homers, I thought he would get out of that.''

Berti had a pair of doubles for the Marlins and drove in his second run this season.

MARLINS MOVES

Miami recalled RHP Elieser Hernandez from Triple-A New Orleans and selected the contract of Ramirez from the Triple-A farm team. LHP Jose Quijada, who threw a career-high three innings of relief in Friday's 11-2 loss, was optioned to the Baby Cakes along with OF Isaac Galloway, who was hitting just .167 with 17 strikeouts and no walks in 54 at-bats.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Marlins: RHP Drew Steckenrider was transferred to the 60-day IL after he was diagnosed with a right forearm flexor strain. He is scheduled to visit Dr. James Andrews next week for a second opinion. ... INF/OF Garrett Cooper (bruised left hand) was activated from the 10-day IL and OF Peter O'Brien (bruised left rib) was placed on the 10-day IL, retroactive to Friday.

Mets: LHP Justin Wilson (left elbow) was placed on the 10-day IL for the second time this season. Wilson pitched just once since being activated Tuesday. RHP Eric Hanhold was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse. ... INF Jed Lowrie (left knee) went 0-for-4 for Triple-A Syracuse. He is 5 for 31 in eight injury rehabilitation games with Syracuse and Class A St. Lucie.

UP NEXT

RHP Noah Syndergaard (2-3, 5.14 ERA) pitches at home Sunday for the first time since May 2, when he threw a four-hit shutout and homered in a 1-0 win over Cincinnati. Marlins LHP Caleb Smith (3-0, 2.11 ERA) starts after becoming the first Marlins pitcher to win his first three decisions since the late Jose Fernandez was 6-0 opening 2015.

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  • W: J. deGrom (3-4)L: S. Alcantara (1-4)S: E. Diaz (10)
  • HR: NYM - M. Conforto (8), P. Alonso (12)
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N. Walker 1B40100021.287.379.436.8150.0
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J. Davis 3B40000012.276.357.425.782-0.5
T. Frazier 3B00000000.143.160.265.4250.0
R. Cano 2B41100000.261.315.399.7142.0
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B. Nimmo CF-LF21000213.200.348.330.6782.5
K. Broxton LF00000000.152.220.174.3940.0
T. Nido C40100014.227.227.409.6360.5
J. deGrom P30210000.250.250.500.7504.0
J. Lagares CF00000000.200.278.323.6010.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Berti 2 (2), S. Alcantara
    • RBI - S. Alcantara (2)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Anderson, G. Cooper, H. Ramirez 2 (2), J. Berti 2 (2), C. Granderson
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. deGrom
    • HR - P. Alonso (12), M. Conforto (8)
    • RBI - P. Alonso (32), M. Conforto 2 (18), J. deGrom (2)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. deGrom
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. McNeil 2 (2), J. Davis, B. Nimmo, T. Nido 2 (2)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Castro-Rojas-Walker; Castro-Rojas-Walker)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    S. Alcantara (L, 1-4)5.28442125.111.64-3.5
    A. Conley0.10000007.901.830.0
    W. Chen1.00000109.001.933.5
    T. Kinley1.01001105.401.751.5
    PITCHERSIP
    S. Alcantara (L, 1-4)5.2
    A. Conley0.1
    W. Chen1.0
    T. Kinley1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. deGrom (W, 3-4)7.05111803.261.1128.0
    S. Lugo (H, 6)1.00000103.001.003.5
    E. Diaz (S, 10)1.01001102.301.098.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. deGrom (W, 3-4)7.0
    S. Lugo (H, 6)1.0
    E. Diaz (S, 10)1.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - S. Alcantara
    • Pitches-Strikes - S. Alcantara 98-64, A. Conley 5-3, W. Chen 10-7, T. Kinley 15-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Alcantara 7-8, W. Chen 2-0, T. Kinley 1-0
    • Batters Faced - S. Alcantara 27, A. Conley, W. Chen 3, T. Kinley 4
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. deGrom 106-78, S. Lugo 13-8, E. Diaz 20-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. deGrom 7-6, S. Lugo 2-0, E. Diaz 1-1
    • Batters Faced - J. deGrom 27, S. Lugo 3, E. Diaz 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    B. Anderson 3B40000021.229.313.306.618-1.0
    S. Castro 2B40100000.232.282.298.5801.0
    N. Walker 1B40100021.287.379.436.8150.0
    G. Cooper RF30000121.000.154.000.1540.0
    J. Alfaro C30000122.243.308.383.6910.0
    H. Ramirez LF40100002.250.250.250.5001.0
    J. Berti CF41200002.239.333.348.6815.0
    S. Alcantara P20110010.182.182.273.4552.5
    A. Conley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    a- C. Granderson PH10000001.178.268.346.6140.0
    W. Chen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    T. Kinley P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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    • a-grounded out for Conley in the 7th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. McNeil LF40100003.360.440.496.9371.0
    D. Smith 1B00000000.323.447.387.8340.0
    J. Davis 3B40000012.276.357.425.782-0.5
    T. Frazier 3B00000000.143.160.265.4250.0
    R. Cano 2B41100000.261.315.399.7142.0
    P. Alonso 1B31111001.271.358.590.9487.0
    S. Lugo P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    E. Diaz P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    M. Conforto RF31221101.274.412.519.9309.0
    A. Rosario SS40100002.278.316.424.7391.0
    B. Nimmo CF-LF21000213.200.348.330.6782.5
    K. Broxton LF00000000.152.220.174.3940.0
    T. Nido C40100014.227.227.409.6360.5
    J. deGrom P30210000.250.250.500.7504.0
    J. Lagares CF00000000.200.278.323.6010.0
    Total3149423316-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Berti 2 (2), S. Alcantara
      • RBI - S. Alcantara (2)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Anderson, G. Cooper, H. Ramirez 2 (2), J. Berti 2 (2), C. Granderson
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. deGrom
      • HR - P. Alonso (12), M. Conforto (8)
      • RBI - P. Alonso (32), M. Conforto 2 (18), J. deGrom (2)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. deGrom
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. McNeil 2 (2), J. Davis, B. Nimmo, T. Nido 2 (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Castro-Rojas-Walker; Castro-Rojas-Walker)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      S. Alcantara (L, 1-4)5.28442125.111.64-3.5
      A. Conley0.10000007.901.830.0
      W. Chen1.00000109.001.933.5
      T. Kinley1.01001105.401.751.5
      Total8.0944332---
      PITCHERSIP
      S. Alcantara (L, 1-4)5.2
      A. Conley0.1
      W. Chen1.0
      T. Kinley1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. deGrom (W, 3-4)7.05111803.261.1128.0
      S. Lugo (H, 6)1.00000103.001.003.5
      E. Diaz (S, 10)1.01001102.301.098.5
      Total9.06112100---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. deGrom (W, 3-4)7.0
      S. Lugo (H, 6)1.0
      E. Diaz (S, 10)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - S. Alcantara
      • Pitches-Strikes - S. Alcantara 98-64, A. Conley 5-3, W. Chen 10-7, T. Kinley 15-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Alcantara 7-8, W. Chen 2-0, T. Kinley 1-0
      • Batters Faced - S. Alcantara 27, A. Conley, W. Chen 3, T. Kinley 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. deGrom 106-78, S. Lugo 13-8, E. Diaz 20-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. deGrom 7-6, S. Lugo 2-0, E. Diaz 1-1
      • Batters Faced - J. deGrom 27, S. Lugo 3, E. Diaz 5
      • 6TH INNING
        deGrom singled to center, Nimmo scored, Nido to second14
        Conforto homered to right center13
        Alonso homered to right center12
      • 4TH INNING
        Conforto singled to right, Cano scored11
      • 3RD INNING
        Alcantara doubled to left center, Berti scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Edwin Diaz relieved Seth Lugo
        • Keon Broxton in left field
        • N. Walker: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
        • G. Cooper: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Cooper grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Alfaro: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Alfaro walked
        • H. Ramirez: Ball, Ramirez reached on an infield single to shortstop, Alfaro to second
        • J. Berti: Strike looking, Foul, Berti lined out to right
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Juan Lagares in center field
        • Todd Frazier at third base
        • Dominic Smith at first base
        • Seth Lugo pitching
        • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Rojas grounded out to second
        • B. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
        • S. Castro: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Castro grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Tyler Kinley relieved Wei-Yin Chen
        • M. Conforto: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Conforto walked
        • A. Rosario: Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Rosario singled to right, Conforto to second
        • B. Nimmo: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Nimmo struck out swinging
        • T. Nido: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Nido grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Rosario out at second
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • J. deGrom Pitching:
        • J. Alfaro: Strike swinging, Ball, Alfaro grounded out to first
        • H. Ramirez: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ramirez grounded out to third
        • J. Berti: Strike looking, Berti doubled to left
        • Curtis Granderson hit for Adam Conley
        • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Granderson grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Wei-Yin Chen pitching
        • J. Davis: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
        • R. Cano: Foul, Cano grounded out to shortstop
        • P. Alonso: Ball, Foul, Ball, Alonso grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • J. deGrom Pitching:
        • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
        • S. Castro: Strike looking, Foul, Castro grounded out to third
        • N. Walker: Walker singled to right
        • G. Cooper: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cooper struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • S. Alcantara Pitching:
        • R. Cano: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Cano grounded out to third
        • P. Alonso: Ball, Foul, Ball, Alonso homered to right center
        • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Conforto homered to right center
        • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Rosario grounded out to third
        • B. Nimmo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Nimmo walked
        • T. Nido: Foul, Foul, Nido singled to center, Nimmo to second
        • J. deGrom: Ball, deGrom singled to center, Nimmo scored, Nido to second
        • Adam Conley relieved Sandy Alcantara
        • J. McNeil: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, McNeil flied out to center
        • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. deGrom Pitching:
        • J. Berti: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Berti grounded out to second
        • S. Alcantara: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Alcantara struck out looking
        • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Rojas grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Alcantara Pitching:
        • J. deGrom: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, deGrom flied out to left
        • J. McNeil: Ball, Strike swinging, McNeil popped out to third
        • J. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Davis lined out to third
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. deGrom Pitching:
        • S. Castro: Foul, Castro singled to left center
        • N. Walker: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
        • G. Cooper: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Cooper walked, Castro to second
        • J. Alfaro: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Alfaro struck out on foul tip
        • H. Ramirez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ramirez grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • S. Alcantara Pitching:
        • R. Cano: Foul, Cano singled to left center
        • P. Alonso: Alonso grounded out to second, Cano to second
        • M. Conforto: Conforto singled to right, Cano scored
        • A. Rosario: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Rosario grounded out to third, Conforto to second
        • B. Nimmo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Nimmo walked
        • T. Nido: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Nido struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. deGrom Pitching:
        • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ramirez lined out to right
        • J. Berti: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Berti doubled to shallow right
        • S. Alcantara: Foul, Ball, Alcantara doubled to left center, Berti scored
        • M. Rojas: Rojas flied out to deep right, Alcantara to third
        • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Anderson flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Alcantara Pitching:
        • T. Nido: Foul, Ball, Nido lined out to first
        • J. deGrom: Foul, deGrom doubled to left center
        • J. McNeil: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, McNeil lined out to center
        • J. Davis: Davis grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. deGrom Pitching:
        • N. Walker: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Walker lined out to right
        • G. Cooper: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Cooper struck out looking
        • J. Alfaro: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Alfaro struck out looking
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Alcantara Pitching:
        • P. Alonso: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Alonso hit by pitch
        • M. Conforto: Foul, Conforto flied out to left
        • A. Rosario: Strike swinging, Rosario flied out to right
        • B. Nimmo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Nimmo grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. deGrom Pitching:
        • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Rojas struck out swinging
        • B. Anderson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Anderson fouled out to first
        • S. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Castro lined out to center
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Alcantara Pitching:
        • J. McNeil: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, McNeil reached on an infield single to first
        • J. Davis: Ball, Davis grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, McNeil out at second
        • R. Cano: Strike swinging, Cano flied out to center
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)