NEW YORK ace Jacob deGrom picked up his first victory on Monday as the visiting Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves 7-2 to end their five-game losing streak.
DeGrom, the two-time defending Cy Young winner, worked six innings and allowed two runs on five hits and one walk. He struck out a season-high 10 batters, the 42nd time in his career he’s had double-digit strikeouts. Only Nolan Ryan (46) had more through his first 173 career games than deGrom.
The Braves had their five-game winning streak snapped but lost their ace with a significant injury. Mike Soroka had to be helped off the field in the third inning with lower right leg injury that later was diagnosed as a season-ending torn Achilles tendon.
Soroka was hurt while making a move to cover first base on a ground ball. He was unable to put any weight on his right leg and needed assistance to leave. Soroka (0-1) allowed four runs on three hits and four walks in 2 1/3 innings before his injury.
In the games, it was the Yankees 6, Phillies 3; Reds 3, Indians 2; White Sox 6, Brewers 4; Twins 5, Pirates 4; Cubs 2, Royals 0; Rockies 7, Giants 6; Padres 5, Dodgers 4; Athletics 11, Mariners 1.— Field Level Media