It the was the Mets sixth win in seven games against the Pads.
Cespedes started the night a big league home run against rookie Kyle Lloyd to lead the Mets 1-0 in the first inning. He complimented homer that with some help from Wil Myers in the seventh inning. Cespedes hit a pitch into the right-field corner, helping Curtis Granderson to score. Myers over threw third base allowing Cespedes to run the bases.
This was the Mets third “Little League home run”– a home run aided by errors — since the All-Star break.
After the scoring run, Cespedes was taken out of the game because of muscle fatigue.
Hunter Renfro again homers to the Western Metal Building on Tuesday night against a curveball by Mets starter Seth Lugo in the third inning to tie the game 1-1. It was the first time an opposing hitter hit a home run against Lugo’s curveball.
“I like hitting curveballs up in the zone,” Renfroe said. “You just kind of react to them, especially with two strikes against a guy with a pretty good spin rate out there.”
Three batters later, Allen Cordoba hit a two-run homer to lead the Padres over the Mets 3-1 — it was the last time the Padres would lead the game.
After the two homers, Lugo settled down for a total of six innings of four-run (three earned) ball.
“Overall, I think I had a pretty good bad day,” he said.
The Padres again tied the game in the fifth inning when Matt Szczur scored off a sacrifice fly by Myer.
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Padres Dusty Coleman got his first major league hit, an RBI double against Addison Reed in the ninth to bring Cory Spangenberg home for a one-run game. Ultimately, Reed would get the save, his 12th straight saves and 18th in 20 chances.
“His first Major League hit, a double that helped us have a chance to win a baseball game — I think you get excited for those guys to experience those moments,” Padres manager Andy Green said.
The 30-year-old Coleman had spent nine seasons in the minors.
Jhoulys Chacin is expected to take the ball for the Padres in the third game of the series at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday at Petco Park.