Red Sox 7, Orioles 3 • Eduardo Nunez hit a three-run homer, Eduardo Rodriguez struck out eight over six stingy innings and host Boston equaled its best start in 100 years with a win over Baltimore Orioles.
Syndergaard allowed an unearned run and two hits in 5 1/3 innings, with 11 strikeouts and one walk. Former Kansas City reliever Blake Wood (1-0) picked up the win.
"It was good just to get out of that cold", Flores said.
Mets rookie manager Mickey Callaway faced second-guessing after Jay Bruce pinch hit for rookie catcher Tomas Nido and was intentionally walked to load the bases, and Syndergaard followed with an infield popup on the first pitch.
Paul Sewald replaced Harvey and was effective, pitching three hitless innings and striking out five.
Jesus Aguilar singled with one out in the sixth, and Robert Gsellman relieved. The Mets scored what proved to be the decisive runs in the fifth, when Jay Bruce delivered an RBI double and Adrian Gonzalez lofted a sacrifice fly before Bruce raced home on a wild pitch to give NY a 6-2 lead.
The Brewers got two back against Matz in the sixth, when Bruce misplayed a ball in right for a two-base error, and Ryan Braun homered to left to cut the lead to 6-4.
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The Mets appeared to be well on their way, with an apparent leadoff double by Michael Conforto in the first inning, but though the shot was called back for being foul - and Conforto eventually struck out - it didn't stop them any.
Syndergaard was working on a no-hit bid and had struck out eight in a row before Perez singled to left on a 1-2 pitch leading off the fifth.
Mets: RHP Jacob deGrom (2-0, 3.06 ERA) starts Monday's series opener against Washington, which might put RHP Jeremy Hellickson on the roster for his season debut. Bandy barked at plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt, and manager Craig Counsell came out to protect his only healthy catcher.
Frazier made it 2-0 leading off the second inning, hitting Zach Davies' 86 miles per hour cutter to the base of the apple in straightaway center for his first home run as a Met.
Over his career Adrian Gonzalez has hit 8-22 with a home run against Jhoulys Chacin. Rosario snagged the ball with a dive onto the outfield grass and barely threw out the slow-running pitcher at first.
Martinez (2-1) allowed two hits and four walks while helping send the Reds to their eighth consecutive loss, one short of matching their longest losing streak of last season.
The Brewers are fourth in the NL Central at 8-8, three-and-a-half games behind the Pirates.
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