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Walker hits grand slam in 3rd inning and Diamondbacks beat Mets 10-5 to avoid skid in 5 games – Winnipeg Free Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Christian Walker hit a grand slam in the third inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the New York Mets 10-5 Saturday to halt a five-game losing streak that matched their season high.

Arizona reliever Kevin Ginkel (3-1) left in the sixth after being hit on the left knee by Brandon Nimmo’s line drive, two days after Diamondbacks ace Zac Gallen strained his right hamstring six pitches in the series opener.

Arizona, which took a 10-1 lead into the ninth inning, scored 19 points in the last two games after totaling nine points in the previous six.

New York Mets' Mark Vientos (27) reacts after hitting a home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 1, 2024, in New York.  (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)

New York Mets’ Mark Vientos (27) reacts after hitting a home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 1, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)

Both teams were coming off a miserable May. The Mets went 9-19 with a major league-worst 4.85 ERA; Arizona was 11-15 and his 4.72 ERA was 29th.

Walker drove a sweeper from Sean Manaea (3-2) to left field for his 12th home run this season and his second career slam, giving Arizona a 4-0 lead.

Diamondbacks starter Slade Cecconi allowed one run and five hits in 4 2/3 innings. A 24-year-old right-hander recalled that a day earlier, when Gallen was on the 15-day injured list, Cecconi gave up a 400-foot home run to Mark Vientos, who drove a hanging slider into the second deck in left field. the fifth.

Pete Alonso added his 13th home run, a two-run drive in a four-run ninth against Brandon Hughes.

Cecconi has allowed nine home runs in 37 big league innings this season. Vientos’ homer was his fourth in 51 at bats this year.

Arizona stole four bases and his speed drove a two-run sixth. Blaze Alexander hit a runscoring single, swept to second, took third on Josh Walker’s wild pitch and continued home when Tomás Nido’s throw sailed down the left-field line for the catcher’s fifth error in 31 games this year yielded.

Randal Grichuk hit an RBI single in the seventh and Eugenio Suárez delivered a sacrifice fly. Corbin Carroll added a two-run single in the eighth.

New York had won the first two games of the four-game series after losing eight of the previous nine games.

Manaea became the first Mets pitcher with a double-digit strikeout game this season, the eighth of his big league career. He gave up six runs (five earned) and six hits in 5 2/3 innings with 10 strikeouts and two walks.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Diamondbacks: All-Star SS Geraldo Perdomo (right meniscus tear) went 0 for 4 with an RBI grounder and three strikeouts Friday as a DH in his first rehab game in the Arizona Complex League.