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Pen lifts Mets in Series rematch

NEW YORK — Hansel Robles and a procession of relievers got 26 outs after an injury to starter Bartolo Colon, and the Mets beat the Royals 2-1 on Tuesday night in a rematch of last year's World Series.

Colon was hit on his pitching hand by leadoff batter Whit Merrifield's line drive four pitches in, bruising his right thumb and knocking him out of the game. X-rays were negative, New York said.

The ball deflected to second baseman Neil Walker, who threw to first for an out. Robles replaced Colon and wound up pitching 32⁄3 innings, allowing one run and throwing a career-high 65 pitches.

Four relievers followed with five two-hit innings.

Former Ray Asdrubal Cabrera homered in the first and Yoenis Cespedes in the fourth off Royals starter Ian Kennedy. Kansas City had a three-game winning streak snapped.

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Pen lifts Mets in Series rematch 06/21/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 10:41pm]
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