August 1, 2019 / 4:07 AM / 2 months ago

Mets score late to beat White Sox, run win streak to 6

Todd Frazier grounded a go-ahead, ninth-inning single to right field against right-hander Alex Colome before Michael Conforto busted open a tight game with a two-run single, lifting the visiting New York Mets to a 4-2 victory against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night.

Jul 31, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Lucas Giolito (27) throws a pitch against the New York Mets during the first inning at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

New York extended its winning streak to six games while handing the White Sox their 15th loss in 19 games since the All-Star break.

Edwin Diaz navigated Leury Garcia’s solo home run with two out in the ninth, striking out three of the four batters he faced to earn his 24th save.

Chicago caught a bad break in the eighth against Justin Wilson, who replaced Mets starter Jacob deGrom to begin the inning.

With runners on first and second and two out, Jon Jay grounded a would-be, go-ahead single up the middle, but the ball ricocheted off second-base umpire Stu Scheurwater. Jay was awarded first base but the baserunners were limited to advancing one base, so Ryan Goins had to return to third base.

Wilson (2-1) then got Tim Anderson to bounce out to shortstop to end the threat.

The Mets wasted little time rallying against Colome (3-2), seizing control of what had been a pitcher’s duel between right-handers deGrom and Lucas Giolito of the White Sox.

Giolito allowed the leadoff man aboard in four of his seven innings, including a walk to Conforto to open the sixth. Conforto advanced to third base on Robinson Cano’s one-out single, and scored when he beat Goins’ throw home on Wilson Ramos’ grounder to third base.

Chicago took a 1-0 lead in the third on Jose Abreu’s one-out sacrifice fly with the bases loaded. AJ Reed followed with a walk to re-load the bases, but deGrom struck out Eloy Jimenez to end the threat.

The White Sox had runners at first and second with one out in the seventh, but deGrom fanned Yolmer Sanchez and Garcia to escape damage.

Vying for his first victory since June 30, Giolito took a no-decision after pitching seven innings. He allowed one run on three hits and three walks, and struck out nine. Wednesday marked the first time he worked at least seven innings since June 8, a span of eight starts.

The Mets got an equally sharp performance from deGrom, who scattered one run and five hits in seven innings with two walks and 11 strikeouts.

Frazier had two hits for the Mets, while Goins, Jay and Garcia had two hits apiece for the White Sox.

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