Things you should know about tonight's game...
1) Yoenis Cespedes hit a tie-breaking triple and scored on a throwing error by Padres first baseman Wil Myers during the same sequence in the seventh. The Mets' outfielder also delivered an RBI double and slugged a solo homer in the opening frame, his first long ball in 87 at-bats dating back to June 23. Cespedes left the game as a precaution following the top of the seventh after feeling tightness in his quad.
2) New York fell behind 3-1 but rallied to tie the game on RBI doubles by Cespedes in the fourth and Asdrubal Cabrera in the fifth. Travis d'Arnaud's run-scoring single plated Cabrera to give the Mets a brief 4-3 lead. Curtis Granderson reached base three times on a single, double and a walk.
3) Seth Lugo allowed four runs -- three earned -- on eight hits over six innings. He didn't walk a batter and struck out one to win his second consecutive start.
4) Paul Sewald struck out three in two scoreless innings of relief. Addison Reed allowed a run in the ninth for the second straight game but nailed down his 18th save in 20 opportunities.
News and notes...
The Mets have won six of seven and are 16-10 in their last 26 games, including 8-4 in the second half. New York has scored 66 runs in the first 12 games since the All-Star break.
Lugo (5-2) is 10-2 with a 3.40 ERA in his last 15 starts dating back to last Aug. 25. The Mets have won 13 of those games.
Jay Bruce threw out a runner at the plate to end the bottom of the first.
Michael Conforto replaced Cespedes in the bottom of the seventh and popped out in his only at-bat, ending his hitting streak at a career-high tying eight games.
Reed has converted 12 consecuitve save opportunities going back to May 27.
Highlights from the game...
The Mets (47-51) will try and inch closer to the .500 mark as they meet the Padres (43-57) at Petco Park on Wednesday night at 10 p.m. on SNY.
Steven Matz (2-3, 4.67 ERA, 1.40 WHIP) tries to get back on track following a stretch of poor starts. Since beginning his season with a 2.12 ERA in his first five outings, the 26-year-old has surrendered 25 hits and 15 runs over his last 10 1/3 innings (13.06 ERA) spanning three starts. Matz took a no-hitter into the eighth inning last Aug. 14 in his lone career start against the Padres.
Jhoulys Chacin (9-7, 4.46 ERA 1.29 WHIP), who was originally scheduled to start Tuesday night before being scratched with back tightness, looks to win his fourth consecutive decision as he faces the Mets for the second time this season. The right-hander has allowed two runs or less in seven of his last eight starts. Chacin was pounded for seven runs and eight hits and recorded just two outs against New York on May 23.