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NEW YORK (AP) — Dominic Smith waited a day and then redeemed himself for the New York Mets.The 23-year-old first base prospect launched the first pitch he saw into the upper deck in right field for his second homer of the season Wednesday night Luis Gonzalez Jersey , and the Mets went on to a 5-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants.Smith’s drive came two nights after his overaggressive mistake in left field cost New York the series opener.“You kind of want to have a short memory, obviously, because we have games every day,” Smith said. “But we’re still human.”Todd Frazier homered and hit an RBI double, and Noah Syndergaard pitched six effective innings as the Mets (56-70) improved to 12-7 in their last 19 games.Jose Bautista also went deep for New York. Jeff McNeil tripled and singled his first two times up to set a Mets rookie record with a hit in eight consecutive at-bats. The 26-year-old second baseman grounded out in his next chance at the plate.Smith charged in hard from left field and barreled into shortstop Amed Rosario on what should have been a routine popup Monday night, knocking the ball loose and allowing San Francisco to score the decisive run in the 13th inning.“I care about the team, I care about the fans and I don’t want to let anybody down,” Smith said. “You do think about that stuff and you do feel bad, but you’ve kind of just got to forget about those things and rebound from it and play hard.”Smith’s leadoff homer in the second off Giants starter Casey Kelly (0-2) gave New York a 1-0 lead.McNeil then surprisingly swung away at a 90 mph fastball on a 3-0 count for a single to right that produced the second run of the game.“I thought that was a good time to do it,” McNeil said. “Runner on third base, two outs, I know he was trying to throw one in there.”Frazier made it 3-0 with a ground-rule double that bounced over the left-center wall, sending McNeil back to third base after a replay review.Syndergaard (9-3) started out on a roll, retiring his first six batters before permitting consecutive singles to begin the third. Steven Duggar had an RBI groundout and Joe Panik added a run-scoring single to cut it to 3-2.Syndergaard allowed two runs and five hits while walking one and striking out six. Paul Sewald got two outs for his first major league save.New York got to Kelly again in the fourth on Bautista’s 11th homer, a two-out drive to center that made it 4-2.Kelly gave up seven hits and four runs — two earned — over six innings in his second start for San Francisco this season. He struck out four and did not issue a walk.“He got us somewhat deep in the game, six innings there,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “Could have come out a little better — we didn’t play great behind him — but he battled and kept us in the ballgame.”Austin Slater greeted Mets reliever Drew Smith with a home run to start the seventh, pulling the Giants within one.Frazier answered in the bottom half with a solo shot to left Gregor Blanco Jersey , his 13th homer of the year.The Giants have dropped six of seven.SCHOOL’S IN SESSIONSan Francisco outfielder Andrew McCutchen had a scheduled night off amid speculation he was held out of the lineup due to an imminent trade. “Waivers, clears or revocables — I don’t know what that stuff means,” McCutchen said. “I don’t get it. I’ve got a better chance understanding trigonometry. … Until somebody calls or whatever happens, then cool. But I have to try and just keep it simple and don’t even focus on what that stuff means and just play baseball.”TRAINER’S ROOMGiants: RHP Jeff Samardzija (right shoulder inflammation) made a rehab start with Double-A Richmond. He pitched four scoreless innings, allowing one hit. He walked one and struck out one.Mets: OF Jay Bruce, on the disabled list since June 19 with a sore right hip, homered and had an RBI single in his latest rehab game with Class A St. Lucie. He started at first base. Bruce is expected to return to the club Thursday and be activated for Friday’s series opener against Washington. … David Wright played third base for seven innings with St. Lucie and went 0 for 3 at the plate.UP NEXTGiants: LHP Madison Bumgarner (4-5, 3.05 ERA) makes his 15th start of the season. Bumgarner, who is 5-0 with a 0.47 ERA in five starts at Citi Field, last faced New York in the 2016 NL wild-card game, a shutout performance that sent San Francisco to the NLDS.Mets: RHP Jacob deGrom (8-7, 1.71) is coming off his first complete game of the season last Saturday at Philadelphia. DeGrom is 4-1 with a 3.12 ERA over six career starts against San Francisco. ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Marco Gonzales has himself in position for an upbeat finish to easily the best season of his career.Now the Seattle left-hander knows for sure his final start, if he gets another one, won’t have any impact on the postseason.Robinson Cano broke a scoreless tie with a three-run homer in the fifth inning while Gonzales allowed one hit in six innings, but the Mariners were eliminated from the AL wild-card race despite a 13-0 trouncing of the Texas Rangers on Saturday night.The longest playoff drought among the four major pro sports was extended to 17 years when Oakland finished off Seattle’s fading hopes with a 3-2 win against Minnesota, scoring the winning run in the bottom of the ninth about an hour after the Mariners’ victory.Seattle inherited the longest postseason absence last December when the Buffalo Bills ended a 17-year drought by making the NFL playoffs.Gonzales (13-9) faced one batter over the minimum while allowing his fewest hits in 42 career starts for his first win since July 29. The left-hander walked one and got a double play grounder from Jurickson Profar right after allowing a single to Delino DeShields.The 26-year-old Gonzales allowed two hits twice this season, both times over seven innings. He had five major league wins before this breakthrough year.“At this point Blake Parker Jersey , I’m just trying to focus on recovery and trying to bounce back from every start and just trying to keep everything the same,” Gonzales said. “Just trying to find that beginning/middle season rhythm. That’s kind of the goal as we get towards the end here.”Manager Scott Servais wouldn’t commit to one more start for Gonzales, who has made 28 after a career-high eight last year — one for St. Louis and seven for the Mariners following a trade.“It certainly looks like he’s got plenty left in the tank,” Servais said. “He does want to finish it off.”Mike Zunino connected for his 20th homer , a solo shot in the sixth as the Mariners topped their previous season high of 12 runs. Cano, who added an RBI double and had three hits, has nine homers — five since returning from an 80-game drug suspension Aug. 14.Dee Gordon connected for his third homer, a two-run shot in the eighth off Bartolo Colon in the 45-year-old’s fourth relief appearance to go with 24 starts. Mitch Haniger extended his hitting streak to 11 games with three hits and scored three runs.Mike Minor (12-8) allowed six hits and three runs in 4 2/3 innings with three walks and four strikeouts for the last-place Rangers, who matched their largest losing margin of the season in their 11th loss in 15 games.“What hurt him more than anything was just the pitch count,” interim manager Don Wakamatsu said. “He made the one mistake to Cano and that cost him. He pitched out of some jams, but it was some really good fastballs, elevated fastballs.”CRANKING CANOThe eight-time All-Star is 11 of 15 on a four-game hitting streak. His four RBIs were a season high.DRAB DAYS INDEEDThe Rangers were shut out for the third time in five games on their final homestand, a day after manager Jeff Banister was fired and replaced by Wakamatsu. The 13-run margin matched a 16-3 loss to Cleveland on July 21.TRAINER’S ROOMMariners: LHP James Paxton, who is battling pneumonia and flu, threw a bullpen session. Manager Scott Servais said Paxton is hoping to start Monday at home against Oakland. The Mariners finish the season with seven games in Seattle.UP NEXTMariners LHP Wade LeBlanc (8-4, 3.49 ERA) opposes fellow lefty Martin Perez (2-6, 6.33) in the Rangers’ home finale. LeBlanc is 38-39 in his 10-year career. Perez is making his first start since getting demoted to the bullpen Aug. 29. He had a 2.45 ERA in six relief appearances after the move. Perez’s past three outings were scoreless.

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