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Mets Halt Yankees’ Home Run Streak; Corbin commemorates Skaggs

Mets Halt Yankees’ Home Run Streak;  Corbin commemorates Skaggs

The New York Mets were the team that was not intimidated by the explosive power of the Yankees’ bats and with the work of four pitchers cut their streak of 31 consecutive games hitting a home run on the day of professional baseball in the National League .

Washington Nationals starter Patrick Corbin took the mound wearing the No. 45 jersey of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, who was his close friend.

In club work, outfielder Christian Yelich hit his 31st homer and is assured home run leader, and third baseman Evan Longoria hit two and drove in five runs.

Ranger Michael Conforto hit a tie-breaking two-run double for the Mets, who beat the Yankees 4-2 with four pitchers and halted a 31-game streak by hitting at least one home run.

In the game, the first of the Subway series at Citi Field, outfielder JD Davis (9) supported Conforto by bouncing the ball out of the park.

The Mets, who snapped a seven-game losing streak on Sunday, won with reliever Seth Lugo (4-2) in one inning.

Puerto Rican closer Eddie Díaz (18) launched the last episode and the rescue was credited.

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Starter Zack Wheeler and reliever Justin Wilson along with the winner and the savior, stopped the Yankees from allowing a home run, which did not hit any for the first time in 31 games, seeing their record streak broken in the majors.

Back from London, England, where they won two games against the Boston Red Sox over the weekend, the Yankees ended their five-game winning streak and lost for the second time in their last 15 games.

Shortstop Trea Turner hit an RBI double in the winning run and Dominican ranger Juan Soto sent the ball down the street for the Nationals, who beat the Miami Marlins 3-2.

On the mound, the victory was credited to closer Scott Doolittle (5-2) in one inning.

While Corbin took the mound wearing the No. 45 jersey of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, who was found dead in the hotel room where he was staying in Texas for the series against the local Rangers team.

They were both close friends, so Corbin wore number 45 and not 46 as he always does.

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Corbin and Skaggs were in the 2009 draft by the Angels, who selected them in a row, then were sent together to the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2010 and debuted in the majors the same season, in 2012, with the same franchise.

Venezuelan third baseman Eugenio Suárez and Cuban ranger Yasiel Puig each hit home runs with the Cincinnati Reds, who beat the leading Milwaukee Brewers 5-4 in 11 innings, for whom Yelich hit his 31st homer.

The Brewers saw their three-game winning streak broken and left their record at 46-40, but they remain leading the Central Division.

Yelich hit 31 home runs so far this season, clinching the major league home run leader.

At the moment, Yelich does not have much pressure in the race for the best home runner, beating his closest follower, New York Mets rookie Pete Alonso (28), by three home runs.

Longoria hit two homers and finished with five RBIs as the offensive leader for the San Francisco Giants, who beat the San Diego Padres 10-4.

Longoria (10) threw the ball into the fairway in the second inning, alone, against the work of starter Matt Strahm.

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In the fifth episode he punished Strahm again with another four-corner blow taking two teammates ahead.

Pinch-hitter Russell Martin hit the register after ranger Cody Bellinger was walked and the leading Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Diamondbacks 5-4.

The Dodgers added two straight victories and with a 58-29 record they remain at the forefront of the West Division.

The winner from the mound was closer Yimi Garcia (1-2), who worked one episode.

Ranger Jay Bruce hit a two-run double and it was all it took for the Philadelphia Phillies to shut out the leading Atlanta Braves 2-0.

The Braves, playing in their field, added two consecutive defeats and put their record at 50-36, but they remain leaders in the East Division.

From the mound, starter Aaron Nola (7-2) worked eight innings en route to claiming his seventh win of the season.

Second baseman Adam Frazier hit a good home run for three runs and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 5-1.

The victory was scored by the relay Clay Holmes (1-0) in two episodes.

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