Mets begin 3-game home streak against Padres

San Diego Padres (52-42, second in NL West) vs. New York Mets (58-35, first in NL East)

New York; Friday, 7:10 p.m. EDT

LIKELY PITCHING: Padres: Yu Darvish (8-4, 3.41 ERA, .99 WHIP, 100 strikeouts); Mets: Max Scherzer (6-1, 2.22 ERA, .88 WHIP, 90 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTS LINES LINE: Mets -182, Padres +155; over/under is 6 1/2 points

BOTTOM LINE: The New York Mets host the San Diego Padres to start a three-game series.

New York is 58-35 overall and 28-15 in home games. The Mets have the sixth-best ERA team in the majors at 3.64.

San Diego went 27-21 on the road and 52-42 overall. The Padres batters are hitting a .240 collective, which ranks ninth in the NL.

Friday’s match is the fourth time these teams have faced each other this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Pete Alonso has 15 doubles and 24 home runs for the Mets. Francisco Lindor is 13 for 43 with a double, a triple, three homers and nine RBIs over the last 10 games.

Manny Machado has a .303 batting average to lead the Padres and has 19 doubles, one triple and 15 homers. Jake Cronenworth is 10 for 37 with two home runs and six RBIs over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Mets: 6-4, .205 batting average, 2.13 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runs

Padres: 4-6, .242 batting average, 5.59 ERA, outscored by 18 points

INJURIES: Mets: Dominic Smith: 10-day HE (ankle), James McCann: 10-day HE (oblique), Tylor Megill: 60-day HE (shoulder), Sean Reid-Foley: 60-day HE (elbow), Trevor May: IL 60 days (tricep), Jacob deGrom: IL 60 days (shoulder), John Curtiss: IL 60 days (elbow), Joey Lucchesi: IL 60 days (elbow)

Padres: Robert Suarez: IL 60 days (knee), Craig Stammen: IL 15 days (shoulder), Drew Pomeranz: IL 60 days (elbow), Matt Beaty: IL 60 days (shoulder), Wil Myers: 10 -Day IL ( knee), Pierce Johnson: 60 days IL (elbow), Austin Adams: 60 days IL (forearm), Fernando Tatis Jr.: 60 days IL (wrist)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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