Last-place D-backs rattle Mets in 9-0 win for 3-game sweep
Arizona Diamondbacks' Michael Bourn (1), Jake Lamb (22) and Brandon Drury (27) high-five at home plate after Bourn and Lamb scored on an RBI by Chris Owings off of New York Mets relief pitcher Jonathon Niese in the sixth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
NEW YORK (AP) The last-place Arizona Diamondbacks rattled Noah Syndergaard with four more stolen bases, then broke open the game in a six-run fifth inning that included Chris Owings' bases-loaded triple and rolled to a 9-0 rout of the New York Mets on Thursday that completed a three-game sweep.
Braden Shipley (2-1), making his fourth big league start, pitched three-hit ball over seven innings, struck out seven and walked one. Zack Godley and Dominic Leone finished the five-hitter.
After brushing aside Syndergaard (9-7), the Diamondbacks began their burst against Jon Niese with Tuffy Gosewisch's leadoff homer. Owings had his second straight three-hit game, finishing with a single, double and triple.
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Arizona was a band on the run with 13 stolen bases in the series – one shy of Baltimore's season total, three more than the Diamondbacks' previous mark for any series and the most in a three-game series against the Mets. Paul Goldschmidt had two of them, and Socrates Brito and Shipley one each.