The New York Mets split a doubleheader with the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday at Citi Field. New York won the first game 3-1 and St. Louis won the second game 4-3.
In Game 1, Trevor Williams made his sixth start of the season for New York and fired four shutout innings while allowing four hits and striking out six. Jake Reed, Seth Lugo, and Edwin Díaz had scoreless outings in relief. Drew Smith gave up the Cardinals’ only run.
The Mets jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second inning after a run scored on Travis Jankowski’s fielder’s choice.
New York plated two more runs in the third to increase their lead to 3-0. Jeff McNeil smoked an RBI double to right and one batter later, Dominic Smith hammered an RBI double to right.
Paul Goldschmidt homered to right in the eighth to put St. Louis on the board.
McNeil, Smith, and Eduardo Escobar each had multi-hit games.
In Game 2, Taijuan Walker got the start and surrendered three runs on seven hits over five innings while walking two and striking out four. Adonis Medina, Joely Rodríguez, and Adam Ottavino each had scoreless outings in relief.
Mark Canha and Eduardo Escobar homered. Jeff McNeil drove in a run with an RBI single.
The two teams will continue the four-game series on Wednesday night. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m.
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