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Mets powered by deGrom, Granderson in 5-3 win over Orioles

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Mets powered by deGrom, Granderson in 5-3 win over Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Jacob deGrom keeps getting the same positive results, no matter where he pitches and regardless of his familiarity with the opponent.

DeGrom took a four-hitter into the eighth inning, Curtis Granderson hit two solo homers and the New York Mets beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-3 Tuesday night to snap a three-game losing streak.

Granderson connected off Kevin Gausman (2-5) on the game's second pitch, providing deGrom a lead he never relinquished. Granderson also homered in the fifth inning for the first-place Mets.

Making his first appearance at Camden Yards, deGrom (12-6) gave up one run, five hits and a walk in 7 2-3 innings. The right-hander struck out six and lowered his ERA to 1.98, second-best in the National League behind the Dodgers' Zack Greinke.

"I just try to go up there and put up zeros and let the rest take care of itself," deGrom said.

The shaggy-haired deGrom is 9-2 with a 1.44 ERA in 16 outings since May 11, and New York has won each of his last seven starts -- a run that included his first appearance at Tampa Bay.

"He's one of the best in the game right now. No questions," manager Terry Collins said. "I've talked to too many other managers and he's one of the first guys they ask about."

The only glaring flaw in this performance was a sixth-inning home run by Gerardo Parra.

The Orioles were coming off a four-game sweep of Oakland in which they scored 34 runs, but deGrom rendered their bats silent. He struck out slugger Chris Davis three times and didn't let Adam Jones hit the ball out of the infield.

"He's got a good arm," Orioles second baseman Johnathan Schoop said. "Can throw all four pitches. He's sitting at mid-90s, can reach upper 90s with his fastball. It moves."

New York has won nine in a row against the Orioles dating back to June 2010.

Because a sizable portion of the crowd of 34,068 backed the Mets, deGrom received a loud ovation when he walked off the mound with a 3-1 lead in the eighth.

"It also most felt like we were playing home," deGrom said. "It feels good."

Tyler Clippard entered with a runner on first, and Parra hit a liner to right. Granderson backed up, jumped and caught the ball at the warning track.

After New York added two runs in the ninth, Jeurys Familia entered with two on and one out in the bottom half. He issued two straight bases-loaded walks before retiring Manny Machado on a grounder for his 33rd save, defusing a tense situation.

"One thing you try to do in the dugout is maintain your composure," Collins said. "I could have started throwing some stuff around. I try not to panic."

Daniel Murphy had two doubles and two RBIs for the Mets, the only team in the NL East with a winning record. Despite dropping three straight to the Pirates over the weekend, New York is 11-5 in August.

Following a 46-minute delay, during which the tarp covered the infield in preparation of a shower that never arrived, Granderson hit his franchise-record seventh leadoff homer of the season, breaking a tie with Jose Reyes (2006).

New York went up 2-0 in the third when Wilmer Flores singled and came home on a two-out double by Murphy.

Granderson hit his 22nd homer in the fifth just over the outstretched glove of a leaping Jones in center field.

Gausman allowed three runs, six hits and a walk in six innings.

STAT PACK

Mets: Granderson has 16 RBIs in his last 16 games. He has 24 HRs versus the Orioles, the most against any team.

Orioles: Baltimore is 9-22 against the Mets, 6-12 at home. ... Schoop committed two errors for the second time in his career.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mets: RHP Bobby Parnell was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis. He allowed six runs over his previous two appearances while getting only two outs.

Orioles: C Matt Wieters was back behind the plate after missing a week with a right hamstring strain. ... OF Steve Pearce (left oblique) took swings in live batting practice in Florida.

ON DECK

Mets: Noah Syndergaard takes the mound for the Mets on Wednesday night in the series finale. The rookie is 7-1 with a 1.82 ERA at home and 0-5 with a 5.01 ERA on the road.

Orioles: Ubaldo Jimenez (9-7) looks to turn around a trend in which he's allowed 26 earned runs in 31 1-3 innings (7.47 ERA) over his last six starts.

MORE ORIOLES: Orioles baffled by deGrom in 5-3 loss to Mets

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Orioles Roundup: Nunez impresses in loss to Yankees

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Orioles Roundup: Nunez impresses in loss to Yankees

The Orioles lost a nailbiter before falling to the Yankees 6-5 Thursday night.

Here is your latest news on Baltimore and New York:

Player Notes:

ORIOLES:

Dylan Bundy surrendered three runs in 5 2/3 innings Thursday in a no-decision against the Yankees. The bullpen was unable to manage after Bundy pitched a fair performance.

Renato Nunez went 2-for-3 and hit a three-run homer against the Yankees on Thursday. Nunez has improved mighily in year number two with the O's.

YANKEES:

Masahiro Tanaka held the Orioles to one run through six innings in his start Thursday.

Luke Voit homered and doubled Thursday as the Yankees slipped by the Orioles 6-5.

Injuries: 

SP Alex Cobb: Back, 60-Day IL

SP Nate Karns: Arm, 60-Day IL

DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, 60-Day IL

Coming Up:

Friday 5/24: Orioles at Rockies, 8:40 p.m., Coors Field
Saturday 5/25: Orioles at Rockies, 9:10 p.m., Coors Field

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Orioles Roundup: O's acquire Keon Broxton from Mets

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Orioles Roundup: O's acquire Keon Broxton from Mets

The Orioles made a flurry of moves before falling to the Yankees 7-5 Wednesday night.

Here is your latest news on Baltimore and New York:

Player Notes:

ORIOLES:

Baltimore acquired OF Keon Broxton from the Mets for international signing bonus slots. Broxton hit .143 in 34 games with New York this season before he was designated for assignment last week. The Orioles designated RHP Yefry Rodriguez for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for Broxton. 

The Orioles transferred RHP Alex Cobb from the 10-day IL to the 60-day IL, meaning he won't be back until late June at the earliest. Cobb has been out since April 27 with a lumbar strain. Baltimore also claimed RHP Chandler Shepherd off waivers for the Cubs and optioned him to Triple-A Norfolk. 

YANKEES:

Giancarlo Stanton has been pulled away from his rehab assignment with High-A Tampa and placed back on the 10-day injured list with left calf tightness. Per manager Aaron Boone, Stanton will be shut down for the next 7-10 days. 

Boone also told reporters Zach Britton was unavailable for Wednesday's game against his former team, and CC Sabathia could miss his next start due to knee trouble. 

Injuries: 

SP Alex Cobb: Back, 60-Day IL

SP Nate Karns: Arm, 60-Day IL

DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, 60-Day IL

Coming Up:

Thursday 5/23: Orioles vs. Yankees, 12:35 p.m., Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Friday 5/24: Orioles at Rockies, 8:40 p.m., Coors Field
Saturday 5/25: Orioles at Rockies, 9:10 p.m., Coors Field