Lucas Duda homered twice, drove in a career-high five runs and was involved in the New York Mets' first triple play in over four seasons, allowing a grieving Bartolo Colon to breeze to an 11-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday.
Colon (12-10) gave up two runs and five hits over six innings and struck out five in his first start since his mother Adriana passed away on Monday from breast cancer. After the game, the 41-year-old right-hander returned to the Dominican Republic to attend her funeral.
Despite the loss, the Dodgers maintained their 4 1-2 game lead on San Francisco in the NL West following the Giants' 14-6 defeat at Washington.
Kevin Correia (2-1) lasted only three innings on his 34th birthday, giving up seven runs — five earned — and seven hits.
Duda, Reuben Tejada and Travis d'Arnaud all homered against the right-hander, who was making his third start since the Dodgers acquired him from Minnesota. Duda's added his 26th of the season in the ninth against Jamey Wright.
This was the 10th time in Correia's 12-year career that he has allowed three or more homers.
Slumping Mets third baseman David Wright, who came in 9 for 12 against Correia, left the game following the Mets' big rally because of a muscle spasm on the right side of his neck.
Colon's 92nd and final pitch resulted in the Mets' first triple play since May 19, 2010 at Washington.
Moments after Adrian Gonzalez's RBI single in the sixth trimmed the Dodgers' deficit to 7-2, Matt Kemp hit a sharp grounder in the hole to third baseman Eric Campbell, who threw to second for the force before Daniel Murphy relayed to first. Yasiel Puig tried to score from second, but d'Arnaud took the throw from Duda and tagged him out.