Mets Use Triple Play To Top Dodgers

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by Ed Tsunoda on August 25, 2014

Lucas Duda hit two home runs, the Mets turned a triple play for the first time in four years, and Travis d’Arnaud and Ruben Tejada each homered in the Mets 11-3 win over the LA Dodgers. Bartolo Colon pitched 6 strong innings, allowing just two runs to notch his 12th win of the season.

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“I’m sure Bartolo had other things on his mind than baseball, obviously with his situation,” Duda said. “We all tried to kind of rally around him and give him as much support as we could. He’s an unbelievable person. And to go out there and do what he did today shows the kind of heart he has.”

Colon (12-10) gave up two runs and five hits over six innings and struck out five, just six days after his mother Adriana passed away on Monday from breast cancer. After the game, the 41-year-old right-hander returned to the Dominican Republic to attend her funeral. But he told manager Terry Collins he’ll be back in time to start next Saturday against Philadelphia.

“What he did impressed me, but it didn’t surprise me,” Collins said. “He’s had a tough week. And when he came off after the sixth, I think that’s the first time in his career he’s ever said: `I’m done.’

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