Spring roundup: Mets' Syndergaard K's seven straight hitters
New York right-hander Noah Syndergaard struck out seven straight hitters on Thursday, but the Mets suffered an 8-5 setback against the Washington Nationals at West Palm Beach, Fla.
Syndergaard gave up just two hits in 3 1/3 scoreless innings in a dominating performance. He struck out the last three batters in the second, three straight in the third -- including Bryce Harper -- and the first batter in the fourth before being removed.
Matt Adams, who was Syndergaard's final strikeout victim, hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the fifth inning for the Nationals. Miguel Montero also homered and right-hander Stephen Strasburg gave up two runs and three hits and struck out five in 3 1/3 innings.
Other results from Thursday's spring training games:
Phillies 7, Yankees 6
Pedro Florimon delivered the tiebreaking single in the eighth inning as Philadelphia defeated New York at Tampa, Fla. Didi Gregorius hit a two-run blast and Giancarlo Stanton had a two-run single for the Yankees.
Blue Jays 9, Orioles 3
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 4-for-5 and scored twice and Anthony Alford went 3-for-4 and scored three runs as Toronto defeated Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla. Andrew Susac hit a two-run blast for the Orioles.
Cardinals 5, Marlins 4
Jose Martinez slugged a tying two-run homer in the seventh inning and Adolis Garcia supplied the tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the eighth as St. Louis edged Miami at Jupiter, Fla. Derek Dietrich, Braxton Lee and Tomas Telis each had two hits for the Marlins.
Astros 6, Braves 4
Jon Kemmer slugged a tiebreaking two-run single in the top of the ninth inning as Houston knocked off Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla. Charlie Culberson homered for the Braves.
Pirates 8, Tigers 3
David Freese homered and had three RBIs and Starling Marte and Bryce Brentz also went deep as Pittsburgh sailed past Detroit at Bradenton, Fla. Edwin Espinal had a two-run single for the Tigers.
Red Sox 6, Rays 6
Boston's J.D. Martinez went 3-for-3 with an RBI double as the Red Sox and Rays played to a nine-inning tie at Fort Myers, Fla. Wilson Ramos and Mallex Smith each had two-run doubles for Tampa Bay.
--Field Level Media
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