Curtis Granderson hit the ball over the wall twice, Jacob deGrom kept it down after elevating in the first inning and the New York Mets had the type of game they hope to have more consistently. Granderson hit two of New York's three leadoff homers, deGrom struck out 10 in seven effective innings and the Mets bashed their way past the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-3 Sunday. ''This is the kind of game you have to have if you're going to be successful,'' Mets manager Terry Collins said.
With his team's bullpen needing a rest and its hitters struggling in the clutch, Mike Pelfrey bailed out the Minnesota Twins. Pelfrey pitched eight strong innings, his longest outing in three years, and Minnesota avoided a series sweep by beating the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 on Sunday. Eddie Rosario and Eduardo Escobar had RBIs for the Twins, who otherwise struggled with runners on base.