Matz Shuts Down Indians in 6-0 Met Victory - NBC New York

Matz Shuts Down Indians in 6-0 Met Victory



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    Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson runs home to score on a double by left fielder Michael Conforto in the first inning against the Indians. (AP Photo/David Dermer)

    Steven Matz struck out a career-high nine and allowed three hits over seven innings, bouncing back from a terrible opening start and leading the New York Mets over the Cleveland Indians 6-0 Sunday.

    Given a six-run, second-inning lead, Matz (1-1) retired the side in order three times and allowed two runners in the same inning once. He threw 94 pitches and walked two.

    In his opening-start, the 24-year-old left-hander allowed seven runs in 1 2/3 innings against Miami last Monday, his first regular-season loss. He was 4-0 after his callup last June.

    Corey Kluber (0-3) gave up six runs and nine hits in six innings, struck out eight and walked one. He is 9-19 since winning the 2014 AL Cy Young Award.

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