The New York Mets opened their three game interleague series against the Toronto Blue Jays with a 14-5 loss, with starting pitcher Jonathon Niese lasting only three innings. Niese gave up eight runs on as many hits, including four home runs. He was relieved by Manny Acosta, who did not fare much better. Acosta gave up five runs on two hits and four walks. Ricky Romero picked up the win for Toronto, throwing 99 pitches through six innings, giving up only one run on three hits and four walks.
The Mets offense didn't do much to help their pitching staff out, getting only four hits on the night. Daniel Murphy picked up an RBI in the top of the eighth and Scott Hairston homered to score three more, but that was all the Mets could put together. The Mets were 1-9 with runners in scoring position. The Mets will have a chance to bounce back Saturday afternoon, when game two of the series takes place at 1:07pm.
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