In the top of the second inning, Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal started the scoring attack when he hit a two-run single to rightfield off Mets starter Matt Harvey, which scored three on rightfielder Curtis Granderson’s throwing error.
The Mets got on the board in the home half of the inning when Travis d’Arnaud hit a single to centerfield off Dodgers starter Brett Anderson, which scored Yoenis Cespedes and cut the lead to 3–1. With two outs in the inning, Granderson atoned for his error with a bases-clearing double off the centerfield wall to give the Mets a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.
d’Arnaud delivered again in the third, when he hit a two-run blast to leftfield to extend New York’s advantage to 6–3.
The Mets’ lead grew in the bottom of the fourth when lefthander Alex Wood relieved Anderson and gave up a run-scoring single to Daniel Murphy, which was followed by a three-run bomb by Cespedes to leftfield to make the score 10–3.
Michael Conforto added a sacrifice fly for the Mets in the seventh, while Granderson also hit a two-run double in the inning to extend the lead to nine.
Dodgers second baseman Howie Kendrick blasted a three-run home run in the ninth against Mets reliever Erik Goeddel to trim the lead to six, but closer Jeurys Familia came in and closed the door.
New York set a postseason franchise record with 13 runs behind Granderson’s 5 RBIs, and three each from Cespedes and d’Arnaud.
Harvey earned the win after giving up two earned runs in five innings with seven strikeouts and two walks, while Anderson took the loss after surrendering seven hits for six earned runs in three innings of work.
- Kayla Lombardo