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Padres split Mets series with 6-2 decision


MLB: New York Mets at San Diego Padres Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Paddack and Craig Stammen each allowed three runs to the Mets (29-23) and the offense sputtered in the series finale en route to a 6-2 loss to New York at Petco Park on Sunday afternoon.

The Mets’ Marcus Stroman took the victory while Paddack earned his fifth loss of the season.

The Sheriff worked an even six innings, striking out just as many and allowing six hits with a walk. Stammen let up four hits and struck out just one.

San Diego got RBIs from both Tommy Pham and Eric Hosmer in the bottom of the sixth and ninth innings, respectively.

The Mets were led offensively by right fielder Billy McKinney (two-for-five, RBI) and catcher James McCann (HR, two RBIs).

After the two-game skid, the Padres are now just a game ahead of the Dodgers in second place of the NL West and two games behind the Giants in first. San Diego still has allowed the fewest runs in the division while also being tied for second fewest in the majors. All this team is waiting on is a streak of good health which could make the offense a bit more consistent. Trent Grisham has been sorely missed.

The Padres will look to get back on track as they host game one against the Cubs tonight starting at 7:00 p.m.