Colon pitches 7 strong innings as Mets beat Brewers 5-2
Bartolo Colon pitched seven strong innings and Curtis Granderson set the tone with a leadoff home run as the New York Mets defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 on Thursday night.
Colon (5-3) scattered eight hits and allowed one run.
Granderson led off the game with a homer off Milwaukee's Jimmy Nelson (5-5). Granderson doubled leading off the third and scored on a single by Yoenis Cespedes.
Colon held the Brewers scoreless until the seventh when a two-out, one-hop smash off the bat of Hernan Perez ricocheted off the chest of New York second baseman Neil Walker, allowing a run to score.
Kevin Plawecki drove in two runs with a single in the eighth to give the Mets a 4-1 lead.
Scooter Gennett drove in a run with a double in the eighth to bring the Brewers within two, but New York added a run in the ninth on Matt Reynolds' pinch-hit single.
Jeurys Familia recorded his 20th save in 20 opportunities.
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