- Associated Press - Saturday, April 16, 2016

CLEVELAND (AP) - Cody Anderson’s five-game winning streak ended with a thud.

The right-hander allowed a career-high three home runs in 4 2/3 innings, and the New York Mets held off the Cleveland Indians 6-5 on Friday night.

Anderson (0-1) gave up five runs and nine hits, including homers to Yoenis Cespedes, Alejandro De Aza and Michael Conforto, in absorbing his first loss since Aug. 1 at Oakland.

New York built a 6-1 lead, but was forced to use closer Jeurys Familia to get the final out after Carlos Santana hit a two-run homer off Addison Reed with two outs in the ninth.

“There is no excuse for the way I pitched. I felt great coming into the game,” said Anderson, who struck out five. “A few of my pitches were up, and they definitely didn’t miss them. In the past, that’s been a struggle for me, just keeping the ball down, but I’m going into my next start with my head up.”

Jason Kipnis and Juan Uribe each had three hits for the Indians, who began a six-game homestand. Uribe snapped an 0-for-18 slump with his second-inning single against his former team after entering the night 1-for-19 on the year.

Kipnis’ RBI double in the fifth off Bartolo Colon (1-1) cut the Mets’ lead to 6-2. Mike Napoli drove in the Indians’ first run with a single in the first.

Reed retired two of the first three batters in the ninth before Santana clocked his second homer of the season, pulling Cleveland to 6-4. Familia entered and gave up back-to-back singles, leading to Marlon Byrd driving in Yan Gomes.

After Uribe walked, putting the potential winning run on base, Familia retired Jose Ramirez for his third save.

“I think we just ran out of innings tonight,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. “I always believe we’re going to win the game. If we do that enough, we’ll win one of these.”

New York had a major league-low two home runs over its first eight games, but connected four times on this night. Left-hander Ross Detwiler was responsible for the final shot, which came on his first pitch in relief to Neil Walker.

Cleveland managed two runs in 5 1-3 innings off Colon. The right-hander, who pitched for Cleveland from 1997-2002, ranks fourth in Progressive Field history with 38 wins.

“Bartolo is a class act, a pro,” Mets manager Terry Collins said. “He always takes the ball and he gives you all he’s got. If you give him something to work with, he keeps you in the game.”

Both teams had runs taken off the board in the second, keeping the score 1-1.

Walker was ruled safe at home before the call was overturned on an Indians challenge. In the bottom half, first base umpire Dan Iassogna awarded Santana a two-run homer to right, but it was changed to a foul ball following a crew meeting.

“Carlos had stopped running and we, unfortunately, had a good view down the line,” Francona said, smiling. “That’s why I didn’t have much to say to the umpires.”

The Indians are 4-9 all-time against the Mets, including 3-7 at home.


Mets: RHP Jacob deGrom (sore lat muscle on right side) threw 25 pitches in a bullpen session in Florida. The 2015 All-Star, who underwent an MRI earlier in the week, will throw again Sunday before a decision is made whether to place him on the disabled list.

Indians: OF Michael Brantley (right shoulder surgery) will play six or seven innings Saturday for Double-A Akron. Francona said the 2014 All-Star is scheduled to play every other day for the next week before Cleveland considers activating him.


Mets: RHP Matt Harvey (0-2) has a 1.27 ERA in nine career interleague starts, but has not pitched against the Indians.

Indians: RHP Josh Tomlin makes his first appearance of the year. Inclement weather wiped out his first two turns in the rotation.

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