Harvey fans 10, Mets hold on to beat Padres 4-3

May 8, 2016

SAN DIEGO (AP) Matt Harvey struck out a season-high 10 in six innings, Yoenis Cespedes homered again and the New York Mets escaped a bases-loaded jam with no outs in the eighth inning to beat the San Diego Padres 4-3 Sunday and salvage split of the four-game series.

With Washington losing 4-3 in 13 innings at Chicago, the Mets moved into sole possession of first place in the NL East for the first time this season. They trailed the Nationals by five games in mid-April.

San Diego loaded the bases with no outs in the eighth but failed to score. Jon Jay singled off Jerry Blevins before former San Diego State pitcher Addison Reed came on and allowed singles to Wil Myers and Matt Kemp. Antonio Bastardo ended the threat by striking out pinch-hitter Derek Norris, getting Melvin Upton Jr. to pop up to first and striking out Alexei Ramirez.

Harvey (3-4) allowed two runs and four hits while walking two. It was the 11th time he reached double-digit strikeouts.