Due in part to missed opportunities with the bases loaded, the New York Mets (20-24) fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers (24-22) Tuesday night at Citi Field by a score of 9-4. >> Read the full AP recap and box score at SNY.tv.
Need to Know: Rafael Montero gave up five earned runs on seven hits and four walks with four strikeouts over 4 1/3 innings on the mound.
Five of the Dodgers’ nine runs came in the fifth after four consecutive hits, including a two-run home run off the bat of Adrian Gonzalez.
Curtis Granderson had his first three-hit game as a Met. Granderson went 3-for-5 with a home run, a double, two runs scored, an RBI and two strikeouts.
The Mets left the bases loaded with one out twice during Tuesday’s game. Overall, New York left 22 runners on base.
Jose Valverde and Josh Edgin combined to give up a total of three runs during the ninth inning.
What’s Next: The Mets will continue their three-game series with the Dodgers on Wednesday when they send Jacob deGrom (0-1, 1.29 ERA) to the mound against Hyun-Jin Ryu (3-2, 3.00 ERA) at 7:10 p.m.