Conforto, Mets beat Twins 3-2 after surviving tense 9th

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The bases were loaded in the ninth inning against sputtering New York Mets closer Edwin Diaz, and the Minnesota Twins had their most experienced hitter at the plate in Nelson Cruz for a classic power-versus-power matchup.

So many of these tense moments have favored the first-place Twins this season, and the ballpark was alive with anticipation. This one went to the hard-throwing Diaz and the Mets, though, thanks in part to an early edge courtesy of Michael Conforto.

Conforto went 4 for 4 and drove in the go-ahead run with a two-out single in the fifth inning , and Diaz retired Cruz on a full-count foul popup to preserve a 3-2 victory by the Mets on Tuesday night.

''All I wanted to do was elevate my fastball there to get him out,'' Diaz said through a translator after escaping for his 21st save in 25 attempts.

Luis Arraez entered as a pinch-hitter for injured Jonathan Schoop and turned an 0-2 count into a walk. Singles by Mitch Garver and Marwin Gonzalez dialed up the pressure on Diaz, who has allowed 25 hits, 17 runs and six walks over his last 14 1/3 innings. But Cruz's foul ball on the seventh straight fastball of his at-bat, all recorded at 98 or 99 mph, was well within the range of third baseman Todd Frazier to make a basket catch in front of the dugout.

''I don't think I'd say I enjoy it, because we lost, but definitely we can take some positives,'' Cruz said. ''We got the game where we want to be, and unfortunately I wasn't able to come through.''

Conforto was just 6 for 49 over his last 14 games. He made the defensive play of the night, too, a graceful leaping grab at the top of the wall in left-center to end the third with a runner on and take away an extra-base hit from Cruz. Schoop led off that inning against Steven Matz with a home run.

With Matz on a pitch limit, the Mets bullpen backed up the highlight reel created by Conforto with one hit allowed over the first four of five scoreless innings. Luis Avilan (2-0) picked up the victory.

''That says a lot. You knew they weren't going to make every inning easy on you,'' Mets manager Mickey Callaway said.

Matz, who made two relief appearances the week before the All-Star break, started for the first time since June 29. He finished four innings in 68 pitches, after an RBI groundout by Max Kepler tied the game following a single by Eddie Rosario and a double by C.J. Cron to start the frame. Rosario and Cron both returned from the injured list before the game, a boost for this Twins team that saw its AL Central lead over Cleveland shrink to five games, the smallest since May 19.

The Mets are in no such race, buried in the NL East amid a tumultuous season, but this three-time zone, 10-game road trip to begin the second half is at least off to a solid start. Their streak of 11 straight road games with a home run ended, but they boosted their NL-worst road record to 20-32 with their third straight win.

''We're hoping to build on that,'' Conforto said.

MOMENTUM FOR MIKE

Michael Pineda (6-5) allowed exactly one earned run for the fifth time in his last six starts, but a sloppy opening inning by the Twins put the hulking right-hander in an early hole. Robinson Cano put the Mets on the board with a sacrifice fly that scored Jeff McNeil, after a passed ball by Jason Castro put runners at second and third. Conforto then came home on a fielding error committed at second base by Schoop, who tried to backhand a two-out grounder up the middle but bobbled it .

Pineda finished six innings for the third straight turn, allowing six hits without a walk, but his wild pitch in the fifth allowed Amed Rosario to advance after a double. Conforto poked a single through the hole between third base and shortstop, putting the Mets in front. Pineda anxiously watched the ninth inning unfold from the clubhouse, where Minnesota's comeback bid came up just short.

''My heart is jumping a little bit, because it's a lot of emotion in the game,'' Pineda said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mets: RHP Jacob Rhame, sent down in April after receiving a two-game suspension from MLB for throwing near the head of Philadelphia slugger Rhys Hoskins, was brought back up from Triple-A Syracuse to fill RHP Zack Wheeler's roster spot. Wheeler, one of the team's top trade candidates with the deadline two weeks away, went on the 10-day injured list Monday because of shoulder trouble. He said he wasn't sure how many starts he would miss.

Twins: Schoop was removed after a long talk with manager Rocco Baldelli and athletic trainer Masamichi Abe, after he swung and missed at strike two and clutched his left side in discomfort.

''You don't want to come out, but they see something different,'' Schoop said.

UP NEXT

Mets: LHP Jason Vargas (3-5, 4.23 ERA) starts the two-game series finale on Wednesday afternoon. He's 0-2 with a 5.33 ERA in his last five turns.

Twins: LHP Martin Perez (8-3, 4.26 ERA) takes the mound in the matinee, his first start in 12 days because of the rotation reset during the All-Star break.

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  • W: L. Avilan (2-0)L: M. Pineda (6-5)S: E. Diaz (21)
  • HR: MIN - J. Schoop (15)
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D. Smith LF40000001.287.371.513.8840.0
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J. Davis DH40100011.275.342.459.8010.5
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    N. Cruz DH40000114.270.364.540.9040.5
    E. Rosario LF41200002.285.314.529.8433.0
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    M. Kepler CF40010013.260.331.523.8540.5
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    • a-walked for Schoop in the 9th
    • b-grounded out for Castro in the 7th
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Rosario (18)
    • SF - R. Cano
    • RBI - M. Conforto (48), R. Cano (22)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Conforto (14)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. McNeil, P. Alonso, D. Smith, J. Davis
    BATTING
    • 2B - C. Cron 2 (20)
    • HR - J. Schoop (15)
    • RBI - M. Kepler (60), J. Schoop (40)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Cruz 4 (4), E. Rosario 2 (2), M. Kepler, M. Sano, J. Schoop
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - J. Schoop
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Alonso)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Schoop-Cron; Parker-Sano-Garver)
    • E - J. Schoop (8)
    • PB - J. Castro (4), M. Garver (5)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    S. Matz4.05221214.871.485.0
    R. Gsellman0.20002005.071.47-2.0
    L. Avilan (W, 2-0)1.00001008.031.869.0
    J. Familia (H, 9)0.10000007.341.890.0
    J. Wilson (H, 4)1.00000003.551.113.0
    S. Lugo (H, 15)1.01000203.151.143.0
    E. Diaz (S, 21)1.02001105.201.497.5
    PITCHERSIP
    S. Matz4.0
    R. Gsellman0.2
    L. Avilan (W, 2-0)1.0
    J. Familia (H, 9)0.1
    J. Wilson (H, 4)1.0
    S. Lugo (H, 15)1.0
    E. Diaz (S, 21)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Pineda (L, 6-5)6.06310304.381.1710.5
    Z. Littell1.00000104.411.413.5
    B. Parker1.21002003.441.290.0
    M. Magill0.10000104.611.460.5
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Pineda (L, 6-5)6.0
    Z. Littell1.0
    B. Parker1.2
    M. Magill0.1
    PITCHING
    • IBB - S. Matz (5)
    • HBP - R. Gsellman (5)
    • Pitches-Strikes - S. Matz 68-38, R. Gsellman 17-6, L. Avilan 15-6, J. Familia 5-3, J. Wilson 12-7, S. Lugo 13-10, E. Diaz 33-23
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Matz 4-5, L. Avilan 2-1, J. Familia 1-0, J. Wilson 2-1
    • Batters Faced - S. Matz 17, R. Gsellman 4, L. Avilan 4, J. Familia, J. Wilson 3, S. Lugo 4, E. Diaz 6
    PITCHING
    • WP - M. Pineda 2 (4)
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Pineda 76-50, Z. Littell 11-8, B. Parker 31-15, M. Magill 5-3
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Pineda 8-7, Z. Littell 2-0, B. Parker 3-1
    • Batters Faced - M. Pineda 24, Z. Littell 3, B. Parker 7, M. Magill
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    P. Alonso 1B30000114.272.368.612.9800.5
    R. Cano 2B30010002.248.291.388.6791.0
    W. Ramos C40000000.268.347.398.7450.0
    D. Smith LF40000001.287.371.513.8840.0
    J. Lagares CF00000000.175.242.252.4940.0
    T. Frazier 3B30000120.248.333.436.7690.0
    J. Davis DH40100011.275.342.459.8010.5
    A. Rosario SS31100001.265.303.420.7233.0
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      J. Polanco SS40000002.307.365.503.8671.0
      M. Gonzalez RF50200002.263.327.422.7492.0
      N. Cruz DH40000114.270.364.540.9040.5
      E. Rosario LF41200002.285.314.529.8433.0
      C. Cron 1B40200001.269.328.502.8304.0
      M. Kepler CF40010013.260.331.523.8540.5
      M. Sano 3B30000122.233.317.553.8700.0
      J. Schoop 2B21111101.258.308.468.7776.0
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      • a-walked for Schoop in the 9th
      • b-grounded out for Castro in the 7th
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Rosario (18)
      • SF - R. Cano
      • RBI - M. Conforto (48), R. Cano (22)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Conforto (14)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. McNeil, P. Alonso, D. Smith, J. Davis
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Cron 2 (20)
      • HR - J. Schoop (15)
      • RBI - M. Kepler (60), J. Schoop (40)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Cruz 4 (4), E. Rosario 2 (2), M. Kepler, M. Sano, J. Schoop
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - J. Schoop
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Alonso)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Schoop-Cron; Parker-Sano-Garver)
      • E - J. Schoop (8)
      • PB - J. Castro (4), M. Garver (5)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      S. Matz4.05221214.871.485.0
      R. Gsellman0.20002005.071.47-2.0
      L. Avilan (W, 2-0)1.00001008.031.869.0
      J. Familia (H, 9)0.10000007.341.890.0
      J. Wilson (H, 4)1.00000003.551.113.0
      S. Lugo (H, 15)1.01000203.151.143.0
      E. Diaz (S, 21)1.02001105.201.497.5
      Total9.0822551---
      PITCHERSIP
      S. Matz4.0
      R. Gsellman0.2
      L. Avilan (W, 2-0)1.0
      J. Familia (H, 9)0.1
      J. Wilson (H, 4)1.0
      S. Lugo (H, 15)1.0
      E. Diaz (S, 21)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Pineda (L, 6-5)6.06310304.381.1710.5
      Z. Littell1.00000104.411.413.5
      B. Parker1.21002003.441.290.0
      M. Magill0.10000104.611.460.5
      Total9.0731250---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Pineda (L, 6-5)6.0
      Z. Littell1.0
      B. Parker1.2
      M. Magill0.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • IBB - S. Matz (5)
      • HBP - R. Gsellman (5)
      • Pitches-Strikes - S. Matz 68-38, R. Gsellman 17-6, L. Avilan 15-6, J. Familia 5-3, J. Wilson 12-7, S. Lugo 13-10, E. Diaz 33-23
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Matz 4-5, L. Avilan 2-1, J. Familia 1-0, J. Wilson 2-1
      • Batters Faced - S. Matz 17, R. Gsellman 4, L. Avilan 4, J. Familia, J. Wilson 3, S. Lugo 4, E. Diaz 6
      PITCHING
      • WP - M. Pineda 2 (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Pineda 76-50, Z. Littell 11-8, B. Parker 31-15, M. Magill 5-3
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Pineda 8-7, Z. Littell 2-0, B. Parker 3-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Pineda 24, Z. Littell 3, B. Parker 7, M. Magill
      • 5TH INNING
        Conforto singled to shallow left, Rosario scored32
      • 4TH INNING
        Kepler grounded out to second, Rosario scored, Cron to third22
      • 3RD INNING
        Schoop homered to right center21
      • 1ST INNING
        Ramos safe at first on 2nd baseman Schoop fielding error, Conforto scored20
        Cano hit sacrifice fly to center, McNeil scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • B. Parker Pitching:
        • W. Ramos: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ramos grounded out to third
        • D. Smith: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Smith grounded out to second
        • T. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Frazier walked
        • Matt Magill relieved Blake Parker
        • J. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Edwin Diaz relieved Seth Lugo
        • Juan Lagares in center field
        • M. Sano: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Sano struck out looking
        • J. Schoop: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul
        • Arraez walked
        • M. Garver: Ball, Garver singled to left, Arraez to second
        • J. Polanco: Strike looking, Polanco flied out to center
        • M. Gonzalez: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Gonzalez reached on an infield single to shortstop, Arraez to third, Garver to second
        • N. Cruz: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Cruz fouled out to third
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Blake Parker relieved Zack Littell
        • J. McNeil: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, McNeil lined out to left
        • M. Conforto: Conforto singled to right
        • P. Alonso: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Alonso walked, Conforto to second
        • R. Cano: Ball, Foul, Ball, Conforto to third, Alonso to second on passed ball, Strike swinging, Cano reached on a double play pitcher to catcher to third, Conforto out at home, Alonso out at third
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Seth Lugo relieved Justin Wilson
        • N. Cruz: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Cruz struck out swinging
        • E. Rosario: Rosario singled to center
        • C. Cron: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Cron flied out to center
        • M. Kepler: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Kepler struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Zack Littell relieved Michael Pineda
        • T. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Frazier struck out looking
        • J. Davis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Davis grounded out to second
        • A. Rosario: Foul, Rosario grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Justin Wilson relieved Jeurys Familia
        • Mitch Garver hit for Jason Castro
        • M. Garver: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Garver grounded out to third
        • J. Polanco: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Polanco lined out to right
        • M. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to second
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • M. Pineda Pitching:
        • R. Cano: Foul, Cano lined out to right
        • W. Ramos: Ramos flied out to deep right
        • D. Smith: Ball, Ball, Smith fouled out to third
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Avilan Pitching:
        • C. Cron: Ball, Ball, Cron popped out to shortstop
        • M. Kepler: Foul, Ball, Kepler grounded out to first
        • M. Sano: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Sano walked
        • Jeurys Familia relieved Luis Avilan
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Schoop reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Sano out at second
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • M. Pineda Pitching:
        • J. Davis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Davis popped out to second
        • A. Rosario: Foul, Ball, Rosario doubled to left
        • J. McNeil: Foul, Ball, Rosario to third on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, McNeil struck out swinging
        • M. Conforto: Conforto singled to shallow left, Rosario scored
        • P. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Alonso grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Robert Gsellman relieved Steven Matz
        • J. Castro: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Castro walked
        • J. Polanco: Ball, Ball, Polanco hit by pitch, Castro to second
        • M. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Ball, Gonzalez lined into double play first, Polanco out at first
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cruz walked
        • Luis Avilan relieved Robert Gsellman
        • E. Rosario: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Rosario grounded out to second
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • M. Pineda Pitching:
        • W. Ramos: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ramos grounded out to second
        • D. Smith: Strike looking, Foul, Smith grounded out to second
        • T. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Matz Pitching:
        • E. Rosario: Ball, Ball, Rosario singled to left center
        • C. Cron: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Cron doubled to deep center, Rosario to third
        • M. Kepler: Ball, Ball, Kepler grounded out to second, Rosario scored, Cron to third
        • M. Sano: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Sano struck out swinging
        • J. Schoop: Schoop intentionally walked
        • J. Castro: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Schoop caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • M. Pineda Pitching:
        • M. Conforto: Foul, Conforto singled to right center
        • P. Alonso: Ball, Alonso grounded into double play second to first, Conforto out at second
        • R. Cano: Ball, Strike looking, Cano grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • S. Matz Pitching:
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Ball, Foul, Schoop homered to right center
        • J. Castro: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
        • J. Polanco: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Polanco grounded out to second
        • M. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez singled to center
        • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cruz flied out to deep center
        • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • M. Pineda Pitching:
        • T. Frazier: Ball, Frazier lined out to left
        • J. Davis: Ball, Davis reached on an infield single to third
        • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Rosario reached on fielder's choice to first, Davis out at second
        • J. McNeil: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, McNeil grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • S. Matz Pitching:
        • E. Rosario: Ball, Ball, Rosario lined out to third
        • C. Cron: Ball, Ball, Cron doubled to deep right center
        • M. Kepler: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Kepler lined out to first
        • M. Sano: Ball, Ball, Sano grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • M. Pineda Pitching:
        • J. McNeil: McNeil singled to right center
        • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Conforto singled to right, McNeil to second
        • P. Alonso: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
        • R. Cano: Ball, McNeil to third, Conforto to second on passed ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Cano hit sacrifice fly to center, McNeil scored
        • W. Ramos: Ball, Conforto to third on wild pitch, Ball, Ramos safe at first on 2nd baseman Schoop fielding error, Conforto scored
        • D. Smith: Ball, Ball, Smith flied out to left
        • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
        • S. Matz Pitching:
        • J. Polanco: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Polanco lined out to second
        • M. Gonzalez: Foul, Gonzalez flied out to right
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Ball, Cruz grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)