NEW YORK — So often when the Mets have needed a win in recent years, they have felt most comfortable giving the ball to Jacob deGrom. And the Mets needed a win in the worst way Friday, opening their homestand amidst the exhaust fumes of a seven-game losing streak.
Giving his scuffling club the exact performance it needed, deGrom delivered seven innings in a 3-0 win over the Angels at Citi Field. Rene Rivera extended his career-best hitting streak to 11 games with an RBI single, Michael Conforto homered and Curtis Granderson doubled home a run in the Mets’ first victory since May 9.
That made a tough-luck loser out of Angels starter Ricky Nolasco, who allowed two runs (one earned) over six innings. The Angels stranded seven men on base from the sixth through eighth innings, their lineup struggling without the services of injured first baseman Albert Pujols. The brightest offensive highlight for Los Angeles was Mike Trout, who reached base three times in four plate appearances.
Maria Guardado covers the Angels for MLB.com.
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