Recap: The Mets dropped the opener of their five-game California road trip, 6-2, to the Athletics on Tuesday in Oakland.
Need to Know: For the first time in six games, the Mets registered more than four hits. Travis d’Arnaud’s fourth-inning solo homer put the Mets on the board, but Oakland rallied in the bottom half of the frame against Mets starter Dillon Gee. Coco Crisp’s two-out, three-run triple broke a 1-1 tie, giving Oakland the lead for good.
Gee allowed four runs and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings, falling to 4-6. Scott Kazmir picked up his 14th win, moving him a tie for most in the American League. Kazmir allowed one run and four hits in six innings. Josh Reddick also struck a two-run home run in the eighth.
Game ball: Crisp had two hits and the game-breaking triple, as the A’s leadoff hitter boosted his average to .257.
What’s next: The Mets will close their two-game series in Oakland on Wednesday, sending Zack Wheeler (8-8, 3.49) to the hill. The A’s will counter with Jeff Samardzija (5-9, 2.96) at 3:35 p.m.