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Mets 2, Giants 1, 11 Innings: Steven Matz Strikes Out 11 for the Mets

Mets 2, Giants 1, 11 Innings

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Steven Matz of the Mets had a career high in strikeouts on Saturday.CreditCreditNeville E. Guard/USA Today Sports, via Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO — Steven Matz has developed a sense for when his pitching mechanics are in order.

“When I’m going good, I can get in a good rhythm and just kind of keep going,” he said.

Matz was feeling it on Saturday, striking out a career-high 11 batters, and the Mets went on to beat the San Francisco Giants, 2-1, in 11 innings.

“That was something that,” catcher Tomas Nito, “and I were really on top of,” Matz said. “We just had a good rhythm going.”

Wilmer Flores doubled to left off Giants reliever Hunter Strickland (3-4) to lead off the 11th. He went to third when Jay Bruce grounded out to second against the shift, and scored on Todd Frazier’s fly ball to left.

Jerry Blevins (2-2) pitched a scoreless 10th for the Mets, and closer Robert Gsellman worked the 11th for his ninth save.

Brandon Nimmo made a diving catch in right field, robbing Austin Slater of a hit to end the game.

The Mets have won six of their last seven games at AT&T Park.

Slater was 2 for 5 and Evan Longoria homered for the Giants. Longoria…

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