The pitching duel between Lucas Giolito and Jacob deGrom was as good as advertised, but the New York Mets used a strong ninth inning push to grab a 4-2 win over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night.
Todd Frazier hit an RBI single to drive in the Mets' second run, and Michael Conforto drove in two more with a single of his own as White Sox closer Alex Colomé was tagged with the loss.
Leury García homered to left field to make it a 4-2 game in the ninth, but it wasn't enough for the struggling White Sox.
José Abreu hit a sacrifice fly in the third for the Sox lone run off of deGrom, and Wilson Ramos drove in the only Mets run they could scratch out against Giolito.
In the duel between two All-Star pitchers, deGrom struck out 11 batters and gave up five hits in seven innings, while Giolito gave up one earned run and struck out nine batters in seven innings.
The two teams entered the ninth inning tied at 1-1, but the Mets were able to scratch across three runs. Ramos reached base on an error by Tim Anderson, and Aaron Altherr, pinch-running for the catcher, later scored on an RBI single by Frazier.
Three batters later, Colomé surrendered an RBI single to Conforto, scoring a pair of runs and giving the Mets an advantage they wouldn't relinquish.
The teams will wrap up their three game series on Thursday at Guaranteed Rate Field, with Dylan Cease going up against Zach Wheeler in the finale.