Twins routed by Mets 6-1 in afternoon tilt
MINNEAPOLIS (Sports Network) - Dillon Gee tossed 7 2/3 innings in the New York Mets' 6-1 win over the Minnesota Twins in a make-up Monday matinee.
Gee (9-8) struck out nine and surrendered just six hits and an unearned run along with a walk for the Mets, who had dropped five of their last seven games coming in. Marlon Byrd was one of seven Mets to tally a pair of hits. He smacked a solo homer and scored twice in the triumph. Eric Young, Daniel Murphy, Andrew Brown, Wilmer Flores, Juan Lagares and Omar Quintanilla also registered two hits apiece.
Kyle Gibson (2-4) allowed four runs on 10 hits and two walks over 3 2/3 innings for Minnesota, which has lost four consecutive contests.
The Mets jumped out to a 4-0 lead after plating a run in the first, another in the second and two more in the third. Brown had a bases-loaded RBI single in the first, while Young slapped a run- scoring single through the hole on the left side of the infield in the second to make it 2-0. Quintanilla and Murphy tallied RBI singles in the fourth to give New York its four-run spread.
The teams traded runs in the seventh. Flores bounced an RBI-single through the hole on the right side of the infield in the top of the seventh, while Trevor Plouffe, who ripped a two-out double to right-center in the home seventh, scored when Murphy committed a fielding error on a grounder off the bat of Clete Thomas.
Byrd's solo homer into the second deck in left in the ninth capped the scoring.