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Mets winning streak ends with Dodgers loss

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LOS ANGELES – And on the seventh day, the Mets lost.

Their six-game winning streak came to an abrupt halt Sunday afternoon with a 10-0 loss to the Dodgers. A rare error by a starting pitcher – Adrian Houser gave up eight runs in four-plus innings – resulted in a missed opportunity to sweep one of the National League’s perceived super teams.

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LOS ANGELES – And on the seventh day, the Mets lost.

Their six-game winning streak came to an abrupt halt Sunday afternoon with a 10-0 loss to the Dodgers. A rare error by a starting pitcher – Adrian Houser gave up eight runs in four-plus innings – resulted in a missed opportunity to sweep one of the National League’s perceived super teams.

Los Angeles righthander Tyler Glasnow, meanwhile, delivered as strong a pitching performance as the Mets have seen all season: eight scoreless innings with ten strikeouts. He scattered seven hits, no more than one by an individual Mets hitter.

When the Mets left for San Francisco, they were still winners of 12 of 16 games and five straight series.

Houser did well until he topped the Dodgers’ rankings for the third time. In the fifth inning alone, he gave up six runs and recorded zero outs.

During that game-deciding sequence, Mookie Betts hit an RBI single to center. Shohei Ohtani hit a ground ball to Houser to load the bases with no outs. Then Freddie Freeman and Will Smith had back-to-back two-run doubles, one in right field and one in left field, to blow things open.

By the end of the fifth inning, the Dodgers had 10 runs and the Mets had 15 at-bats.

In a remarkable statistical feat, Tomas Nido became the first Mets catcher to throw out an attempted base stealer when he caught Smith trying to go to second in the third inning. The Mets had gone 0-for-28 in that category, the worst mark in the Majors.