August 30, 2015: Uribe and Cuddyer Lift Mets Over Sox

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Date: August 30, 2015
Mets starter: Noah Syndergaard
Mets: 5
Red Sox: 4
Winning pitcher: Tyler Clippard
Key player(s): Tyler Clippard, Anthony Recker, Juan Uribe, Michael Cuddyer
Key play: Uribe’s double, Recker's single, Cuddyer’s RBI single

The Mets faced the Red Sox on a Sunday afternoon at Citi Field. The teams played the finale of a three-game series. Juan Uribe and Michael Cuddyer combined for three RBIs in a 5-4 Mets win over Boston.

Mets’ starter Noah Syndergaard yielded just a single to Xander Bogaerts in the top of the first inning. The Sox’ Wade Miley gave up only a single to David Wright in the bottom half and Syndergaard hurled a perfect top of he second. Cuddyer and Uribe got back-to-back singles to begin the bottom of the inning. Ruben Tejada lined out to second baseman Brock Holt and a line drive by Anthony Recker was caught by shortstop Bogaerts. Syndergaard followed with a single that scored Cuddyer for a 1-0 Mets lead. Miley then got Juan Lagares to line out to right fielder Rusney Castillo and finish off the inning.

Syndergaard and Miley each pitched scoreless ball from the third inning to the fifth. Bogaerts got a two-out single in the top of the sixth. David Ortiz slugged a home run to put the Red Sox ahead, 2-1. Holt went down on strikes to close out the inning and Daniel Murphy singled to open the bottom half. Cuddyer drew a walk and came around to score with Murphy on a go-ahead double by Uribe. Tejada grounded out to Miley and a single by Recker plated Uribe to extend the Mets’ lead to 4-2. Syndergaard’s sacrifice bunt advanced Recker to second base. Miley then retired Lagares on a ground ball to Bogaerts for the inning’s third out.

Blake Swihart singled against Syndergaard with one out in the top of the seventh. Swihart went to second base on a wild pitch and to third after Alejandro De Aza’s fly out to center fielder Lagares. Pinch-hitter Jackie Bradley followed with a ground-rule double to bring home Swihart. Bradley stole third and scored on Mookie Betts’ triple against Mets’ reliever Hansel Robles, tying the game at 4-4. New York’s Tyler Clippard then struck out Pablo Sandoval to end the inning.

Wright drew a walk against Boston reliever Robbie Ross with one out in the bottom of the seventh. Murphy hit a force play grounder to Holt and stole second. Against the Sox’ Heath Hembree, Cuddyer singled to score Murphy and put the Mets back in front by a run. Uribe flied out to Castillo to finish off the inning and Clippard set down the side in order in the top of the eighth. Hembree then gave up only a single to pinch-hitter Michael Conforto in the bottom half.

Castillo got a single against Mets’ reliever Jeurys Familia to lead off the top of the ninth. Swihart singled and De Aza was struck out. Pinch-hitter Travis Shaw followed with a force play ground ball to shortstop Tejada. Familia then fanned Betts for the final out of the game. The Mets had a victory to conclude the weekend interleague series.