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Mets lose series to Reds, shut out for seventh time

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  • Kyle Evans 

The shutouts keep piling up for the New York Mets (18-20) as they were blanked for an MLB-worst seventh time this season with a 5-0 loss to the Cincinnati Reds (16-21).

Cincinnati scored four of its five runs in the first inning off Kodai Senga, and the Mets’ offense was held to six hits, just one of which was for extra bases.


Senga settled in and gave the Mets five innings while striking out seven. The right-hander fell to 4-2 on the season. Tommy Hunter and Dominic Leone had scoreless appearances in relief.

The Mets will try to get back in the win column Friday when they open a four-game series with the Washington Nationals. The first pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m.