Blake Snell tossed 7 1/3 scoreless innings in winning his fourth consecutive start, and the Tampa Bay Rays received two RBIs from Wilson Ramos in a 3-0 win over the host New York Mets on Saturday afternoon at Citi Field.
The Rays climbed back to .500 at 44-44 with their 10th win in 14 games. The Mets had their two-game winning streak snapped and have lost 24 of 32.
Snell (12-4) allowed plenty of traffic -- the Mets put the leadoff batter on in six of the first eight innings -- but held New York hitless in 14 plate appearances with runners on base.
The left-hander, who is likely to earn his first trip to the All-Star Game when the teams are announced Sunday, allowed six hits and three walks while striking out nine. He lowered his ERA to an American League-leading 2.09.
Snell has allowed one run or fewer while throwing at least seven innings in each of his past four starts, during which he has compiled a 0.63 ERA.
The Rays doubled the lead in the eighth, when Daniel Robertson was hit by a pitch, went to second on Ramos' single -- the first hit by either team with a runner on base in 31 plate appearances -- and scored on Carlos Gomez's two-out bloop single to left.
Ramos added an RBI single in the ninth. Gomez also had two hits.
Wilmer Flores had three of the Mets' seven hits.
Steven Matz (4-6) took the loss after allowing one run on five hits and three walks while striking out five over 6 1/3 innings.
--Field Level Media