CLEVELAND — Yoenis Cespedes and Neil Walker each hit a two-run homer in a five-run fifth inning, and the New York Mets held off the Cleveland Indians 6-5 on Friday night.
Michael Conforto and Alejandro De Aza also went deep for the Mets, who entered with 20 runs and a major league-low two homers in their first eight games.
De Aza had a leadoff homer in the fifth and finished with three hits from the No. 9 spot in the batting order. Cespedes also had three of New York’s 14 hits.
Cleveland scored three times in the ninth before Jeurys Familia retired Jose Ramirez with two on for his third save.
Bartolo Colon (1-1) allowed two runs in 5 1/3 innings. He struck out five and earned his 219th win, tying Pedro Martinez for second-most by a Dominican-born pitcher behind Juan Marichal (243).