JD Davis and Pete Alonso homered, Taijuan Walker struck out 10 and the New York Mets wrapped up their long trip to California with a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.
Starling Marte had two hits and drove in a run in his return to the lineup, while Jeff McNeil had three hits for the Mets, who took two of three at The Big A to finish 5-5 on their road trip. 10 games, the most of the season.
Mike Trout had an RBI single for the Angels, who lost five of seven during a stay at home in which Joe Maddon was fired as their manager. Reigning AL MVP Shohei Ohtani was given the day off.
Davis hit a fly ball off starter Patrick Sandoval (3-2) into the Mets’ bullpen in left field to give the visitors a 2-1 lead in the fourth inning. It was just Davis’ second home run of the season; the other arrived on April 24 in Arizona.
Davis has a .263 batting average, but in his last 16 games he has produced at a .357 pace (20-for-56) with five RBIs.
Alonso had two hits, including a solo homer in the ninth, and drove in two runs to extend his hitting streak to seven games.
For the Mets, the Dominican Marte 4-2 with one run scored and one produced. Puerto Ricans Francisco Lindor and Tomás Nido, both 4-0. The Venezuelan Eduardo Escobar 5-0.
For the Angels, the Dominican Juan Lagares 4-0. The Venezuelan Luis Rengifo 1-0