Colon sharp, Mets beat Cards 3-1 for doubleheader split
New York Mets Asdrubal Cabrera follows through on an RBI double during the third inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader against the St. Louis Cardinals, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in New York. The Megts Alejandro de Aza scored on the hit. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
NEW YORK (AP) Bartolo Colon pitched three-hit ball for seven sharp innings and the New York Mets overcame another home run by Jedd Gyorko to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 Tuesday night for a doubleheader split.
Gyorko homered in both ends and has connected seven times in nine games. His two-run shot helped St. Louis win the opener 3-2.
Colon (9-5) struck out eight and walked none. After Gyorko homered in the second and Alberto Rosario doubled in the third, Colon set down 14 of his final 15 batters.
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Addison Reed worked the eighth and Jeurys Familia closed for his 36th save this year and 52nd in a row during the regular season.