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Wheeler’s solid night spoiled by grand slam as Mets fall to Dodgers

Before Friday night’s series opener against the Dodgers at Citi Field, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said that New York could be a seller at the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline unless there was “improvement in our win-loss record almost immediately.” That improvement would have to wait, as the Mets lost to Los Angeles, 5-2, to fall to a season-worst 11 games under .500 at 31-42.

Zack Wheeler threw an impressive game through 5 1/3 innings, allowing three hits, striking out six and giving up zero runs. But his night took a turn when Cody Bellinger got hold of an 0-2 fastball and drilled a grand slam to the second deck in right field.

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