NEW YORK – Joe Kelly won his sixth straight outing, recovering nicely from a rocky start to outpitch Jacob deGrom and lead the Boston Red Sox over the New York Mets 3-1 Saturday.

Mookie Betts homered and scored twice as the last-place Red Sox won for the eighth time in 11 games. They have taken the first two this weekend at Citi Field after the NL East-leading Mets returned from an 8-1 road trip.

New York has dropped five in a row at home, its worst skid of the season.

After giving up a leadoff double and throwing 30 pitches in the first, Kelly (8-6) settled in and shut down the Mets. Sporting his goggles and a mustache, he gave up five hits over 7 1-3 innings – matching his previous start for his longest of the year.

DeGrom (12-7) struck out 10 while allowing two runs in six innings.


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