Syndergaard, Mets sweep, beat Reds for 14th straight time

New York Mets' Jose Reyes celebrates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani in the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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CINCINNATI (AP) Noah Syndergaard lasted five shaky shutout innings and the New York Mets won their fifth in a row, beating the Cincinnati Reds 6-3 Wednesday for a three-game sweep.

Jose Reyes and Curtis Granderson each homered for the second straight day as the Mets beat Cincinnati for the 14th straight time. Wilmer Flores added a pinch-hit, two-run drive.

The Mets have won eight of 10. They began the day one game behind St. Louis for the second NL wild-card slot.

Syndergaard (13-8) gave up six hits and four walks in five innings. But the Reds went 0 for 3 in trying to steal against him – opposing runners had been previously been 45 for 51 this season.

Jeurys Familia closed for his 47th save, extending his franchise record.

Anthony DeSclafani (8-3) took the loss as the Reds fell for the fourth straight time.