MLB summary of the National June 5, 2021: Jacob DeGrom relentless; Arizona doesn’t like the road


Jacob DeGrom was dominant again in a 4-0 New York Mets victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday.

He allowed just three hits and had 11 strikeouts in seven innings on the mound.

In the first three he had only given a double on a broken stick from Fernando Tatis.

In addition, he lowered his earned runs average to an exceptional 0.62.

Opposite Joe Musgrove gave him solo homers to Jose Peraza to open the scoring in the fifth round and soon after to Francisco Lindor.

Edwin Diaz finally closed the books in the ninth inning.

The Mets totaled 13 hits.

Diamondbacks 16th in a row on the road

Christian Yelich and Omar Narvaez hit back-to-back homers in the eighth inning and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-5.

Arizona have lost their last 16 road games.

For their part, Milwaukee has won 13 of its last 16 against Arizona since the start of the 2018 season. The Brewers are 11-3 against their West Division opponents this season.

Yelich, slowed down by injuries this year, hit his third home run against Joakim Soria (0-2).

The former NHL MVP hit the long ball after a disagreement over the second strike with third baseman Joe West.

Narvaez followed with his sixth homerun of the season.

Devin Williams (2-0) threw an eighth and Josh Hader struck out the Dbacks in sequence in the ninth for his 14th save.

Josh Rojas hit two home runs for Arizona.

Willy Adames hit a two-run homer in the sixth to give Milwaukee a 5-2 lead.

The Diamondbacks tied for seventh on home runs for Josh Rojas and 14th Eduardo Escobar against Brent Suter.

The Giants continue their momentum

Kevin Gausman struck out 10 batters in seven innings and the San Francisco Giants continued their momentum by defeating the Chicago Cubs 4-3.

The Giants won a third straight game against the Cubs. They have also won nine of their last 11 games to bring their record to 37-21, the current best in Major Baseball.

Alex Dickerson hit a home run in a second straight game for the Giants, while Patrick Wisdom slammed his fifth long ball in 12 games for the Cubs.

Gausman (7-0) conceded two hits and two unearned runs to lower his average to 1.27. It was his first career victory in four outings against the Cubs.

Gausman struck out all 15 batters he faced after a Kohl Stewart single in the third inning.

Jake McGee has completed three strikeouts. Tyler Rogers allowed an unearned run in the ninth, but managed to get his eighth save by forcing Jason Heyward to commit with a ground ball.

The Giants had a scary moment in the ninth inning, when shortstop Brandon Crawford collided with third baseman Evan Longoria.

Crawford got up immediately, but Longoria, who got a mistake on play, stayed on the ground longer and received help from the healers. Longoria left the meeting.

Heyward was 0-for-4 in his first game since his name was taken off the injured list.

Stewart (1-1) allowed seven hits and three runs in three and two-thirds innings.

On Sunday, Giants ‘Johnny Cueto will cross swords with Cubs’ Kyle Hendricks in a right-handed duel.

Harper produces on his return

The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Washington Nationals 5-2.

Bryce Harper produced a point on a single, ending his 0-for-18 batting shortage on his return from the injured list.

Harper, who was playing right field and hitting third, had missed 11 games with a left wrist injury.

Andrew McCutchen for his part hit a three-run homerun.

“We all know what he can do. It’s good to see him again. It will strengthen our training, ”he said of Harper.

Josh Harrison of Washington was shot twice, including Spencer Howard and Ranger Suarez (1-0), who earned the win after pitching three innings without giving a hit.

Elsewhere in the Nationale:

Reds 5 – Cardinals 2

CIN: Jonathan India and Eugenio Suarez hit home runs
STL: Wounded in a knee, Yadier Molina leaves the match in 4th. A 4th straight setback for the Cards

Marlins 7 – Pirates 8 (12th round)

MIA: Marlins extended longest losing streak in 6 years to 8
PIT: Jacob Stallings ended the game with a single

Dodgers 4 – Braves 6

LAD: Clayton Kershaw (7-5) lost to the Braves for the first time in 12 career regular season starts.
ATL: Ozzie Albies gave the lead to his team in a 3rd round of 5 points

Athletics 6 – Rockies 3



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