New York Mets' Michael Conforto (30) and Asdrubal Cabrera (13) celebrate with teammates after a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, May 20, 2016, in New York. The Mets won 3-2. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
NEW YORK (AP) Steven Matz pitched seven sharp innings to win his sixth consecutive start, Michael Conforto hit a two-run homer and the New York Mets beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 on Friday night.
After skipping a turn in the rotation last weekend because of a sore elbow, Matz (6-1) picked up right where he left off in his previous outing May 9 at Dodger Stadium. The rookie left-hander held the Brewers to three hits.
Matz struck out eight and walked none as the Mets won for the second time in eight games.
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The only real hiccup for Matz (6-1) came when Chris Carter connected for his 13th home run of the season, a two-run shot in the first inning. After that, Matz retired 15 straight batters.
Addison Reed tossed a perfect eighth and Jeurys Familia closed flawlessly for his 14th save in as many chances this season.
With the Mets trailing 2-1, Asdrubal Cabrera singled to start the sixth and Conforto homered off Wily Peralta (2-5).