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Buehler dominates and LA flirts with the top

Buehler dominates and LA flirts with the top

Walker Buehler allowed only two runs into the eighth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers posted their eighth straight win by beating the New York Mets 3-2 on Friday night.

Buehler (13-2) struck out eight and allowed six hits in seven two-thirds innings. Los Angeles is 5-0 against the Mets in the past eight days, including a three-game sweep last week in New York.

Trea Turner finished with two hits and two runs in what was his fourth game with more than one hit in his last five games as a starter.

Pete Alonso hit his 27th home run and produced an infield single run in the eighth, but the Mets lost for the seventh time in their last eight games.

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The Mets’ losing streak comes at the start of a 13-game shootout against the San Francisco Giants and the Dodgers, the teams with the top two records of the season.

Venezuelan Mets starter Carlos Carrasco (0-2) gave up three runs and five hits in five innings, during which he walked one and struck out seven.

Carrasco greatly improved his performance compared to his Sunday start against the Dodgers, in which he allowed six touchdowns and three home runs in just two innings.

The Dodgers have also won 12 of their last 13 games in their bid to keep up with the Giants, who are in first place in the NL West. (MLB in Spanish)

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