Things you should know about today's game...
1) Rafael Montero allowed one run over 5 2/3 innings to win for the first time since Sept. 10, 2014. The right-hander surrendered five hits and two walks with a season-high seven strikeouts to win his second big league game.
2) Rene Rivera hit two of the Mets' four homers and drove in three runs. Jay Bruce launched his 20th of the season, a two-run shot in the eighth, and had three RBIs. Curtis Granderson slugged his 10th of the year in the top of the ninth and finished 2-for-3 with three walks.
3) Wilmer Flores reached base four times on a double and a single. He also walked and was hit by a pitch in the ninth. Lucas Duda chipped in with two hits, including an RBI double in the fifth.
4) Michael Conforto was hit on the left wrist and left the game an inning later. X-rays were negative and he was diagnosed with a contusion.
Highlights from the game...
News and notes...
The Mets swept the Giants for the first time since July 8-10, 2013. New York finished 5-1 against San Francisco this season and has gone 9-4 in the last two years.
Granderson's solo homer was the Mets' 46th in June, a franchise record for a single month. New York has homered 27 times in its last 14 games and is second in the National League with 114 roundtrippers.
Bruce became the 12th Met to reach 20 home runs before the All-Star break and the second in as many seasons. Yoenis Cespedes hit 21 prior to last year's break.
Flores went 7-for-11 (.636) with three doubles, a homer and four RBIs in the series.
Granderson has multi-hit efforts in four of his last five games, batting .476 (10-for-21) with three homers, five RBIs, five walks and seven runs scored in that span.
Including his last two relief outings, Montero has surrendered two runs on eight hits and four walks with 15 strikeouts over 12 1/3 innings after his start on Sunday.
Chasen Bradford made his Major League debut in the ninth and allowed a single, a walk and struck out two.
What they said after the game...
Terry Collins on Montero: "I hope this is what we're gonna see from now on because his stuff is good enough. Hopefully this is a huge wake-up call that he can pitch in this league."
Montero on his strong start: "I feel a lot more confident in my pitching. I think I threw well today"
The Mets (34-41) and Marlins (34-40) open a three-game series at Marlins Park on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. on SNY.
Robert Gsellman (5-5, 6.04 ERA, 1.62 WHIP) opens the series in Miami coming off consecutive poor starts. After allowing three runs or less in four straight outings, the 23-year-old has yielded 15 runs and 20 hits -- including six homers -- in 9 1/3 innings in his last two. Gsellman has a 6.14 ERA in three career starts against Miami, all coming this season.
Dan Straily (5-4, 3.43 ERA 1.10 WHIP) gets the nod for the Marlins looking to win for the fifth time in six decisions. Since beginning the year 1-3 with a 4.65 ERA in six starts, the right-hander is 4-1 with a 2.72 ERA in nine outings and has surrendered three runs or less in all but one of those. Straily held New York scoreless over 5 1/3 innings on April 16, but took a no-decision in Miami's 4-2 win.