Though Young had a shaky third inning, he kept the Kansas City Royals within striking distance.
In the top of the fifth, the Royals looked to get things started. With one out, Perez doubled to center, followed up by a single from Alex Gordon, allowing Perez in for the run. Matz followed up by recording the second out. At this time, the Royals put Kendrys Morales in the lineup to pinch hit for Young. Morales hit a single to second, but Matz was able to secure the third out shortly after.
With Young now out of the game, the Royals brought in Danny Duffy to pitch the bottom of the fifth. Duffy didn’t start the inning very strong, giving up a home run to Michael Conforto to start. Luckily, he was able to pull himself together. Other than a single from Granderson, Duffy finished the inning without further score.
In the top of the sixth, the Royals hoped to keep the game moving. Zobrist started off with a double to center, followed by a single from Cain, batting in Zobrist. At this time, the Mets replaced Matz with Jon Niese. Cain stole second with Niese on the mound, but he started strong, quickly recording two outs.
The Mets decided on another pitching change, bringing in Bartolo Colon to replace Niese. Cain again stole a base, almost getting picked off at second but running to third on an error. Not wanting to allow the Royals any closer, though, Colon quickly shut down the inning.
For the bottom of the sixth, the Royals brought in Luke Hochevar to replace Duffy. Hochevar made quick work of the Mets batters, sitting three in order. The seventh innings went off in a similar fashion.
Addison Reed replaced Colon for the Mets. Reed sat all three Kansas City batters, recording a strikeout on Jarrod Dyson who came in to pinch-hit for Hochevar. Ryan Madson stepped in for the Royals and pitched a scoreless bottom of the seventh, sitting his three batters as well, ending the seventh with a score of 3-2 Mets.