The Kansas City Royals looked to heat things up in the fifth inning, hoping to get a lead they could hold on to.
To begin the fifth inning, Cueto wanted to continue strong. He put the one run in the fourth behind him, retiring all three Mets batters he saw. In the bottom of the fifth, the Kansas City Royals knew they had unfinished business from the fourth.
Gordon started the inning by drawing a walk, followed by a single to left from Alex Rios. Alcides Escobar stepped to the plate to keep the line moving, hitting a single to center, driving in Gordon for the score and moving Rios to second. deGrom Looked to have the inning back on track, following up with two outs, but the Royals had other plans.
Eric Hosmer stepped up and singled to center, allowing both Rios and Escobar to reach home and score. To extend the lead even more, Kendrys Morales singled to right, followed by a single from Mike Moustakas, which drove in Hosmer. deGrom finally recorded the third out, but not before the Royals were able to drive the score to 4-1.
In the top of the sixth, Cueto continued to pitch strong going three up three down. At this time, the Mets replaced deGrom on the mound with Hansel Robles. Robles came out strong, sitting the three Royals he faced.
The seventh inning continued the pitching clinic. Cueto again retired three Mets in order. New York brought in Jon Niese to replace Robles for the bottom of the seventh. Niese got out of the inning without any damage, walking Lorenzo Cain, but recording all three outs.