Rodríguez’s first hit in MLB helps Guardians seal sweep vs. Mets

Rodríguez’s first hit in MLB helps Guardians seal sweep vs. Mets
Rodríguez’s first hit in MLB helps Guardians seal sweep vs. Mets

CLEVELAND — Puerto Rican Johnathan Rodríguez drove in David Fry with a single in the seventh inning for his first hit in the Major Leagues, and the Cleveland Guardians beat the New York Mets 6-3 on Wednesday.

Rodríguez, in his second game after being called up from Triple-A Columbus two days earlier, hit a grounder to the far right of the infield off Reed Garrett (5-1) to break a 3-3 tie.

Leading the American League Central Division, the Guardians overturned a 3-0 deficit in the sixth. They are tied for second-best record in the majors, 33-17. Cleveland extended its winning streak to six, its longest of the season. They also swept the Mets for the first time as a franchise.

Dominican José Ramírez and Kyle Manzardo hit RBI doubles in the eighth off Adam Ottavino. Andrés Giménez began the comeback with a three-run home run that tied the game in the sixth off the Mets’ Colombian starter José Quintana.

For the Mets, Puerto Rican Francisco Lindor is 5-2.

For the Guardians, the Dominican Ramírez was 1 for 4, with one run scored and one RBI. Venezuelan Giménez 3-1, two runs scored and three RBIs. Puerto Rican Rodríguez 3-1, one RBI.

 
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