The Mets (60-68) took an early 5-0 lead and held on for an 8-5 win over the Athletics on Wednesday afternoon in Oakland.
The Mets jumped ahead in the third inning, when Eric Campbell hit a mammoth solo homer to center to give New York a 1-0 lead.
Zack Wheeler allowed the A’s to trim the lead to 5-2 in the bottom of the third, but the Mets got those runs right back in the top of the fourth when RBI singles from Curtis Granderson and Daniel Murphy made it 7-2 Mets.
Familia stayed in for the ninth, and worked around a two-out double to seal the win.
- Zack Wheeler turned in another strong performance, allowing 2 earned runs on 4 hits in 5.2 innings of work. He walked 3 and struck out 3. His season ERA is at 3.48.
- Lucas Duda hit a game-breaking three-run homer in the third.
- Eric Campbell hit a solo shot in the third.
- Daniel Murphy, Curtis Granderson, and Wilmer Flores all had an RBI apiece.
The Mets are off on Thursday.
They open a three-game series with the Dodgers in Los Angeles on Friday night at 10:10 PM.