DeGrom to get MRI for side issue after Mets win 5th straight

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets ace Jacob deGrom was pulled after five innings with right side tightness in his return from an injury to a similar area, but the bullpen closed out a four-hitter as New York beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2 for its fifth straight win. DeGrom was sent for an MRI after the game. He was perfect through four innings but labored in the fifth, then called for the trainer after throwing two warm-up pitches ahead of the sixth. DeGrom exited and went straight to the clubhouse. The two-time Cy Young Award winner was coming off a 10-day layoff, skipping his previous turn in the rotation because of a right lat issue. Arizona has lost six in a row.