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Mets' 9-game run of success against Orioles comes to an end with 5-4 defeat

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BALTIMORE — One streak ended, one streak remained intact.

Neither of those developments was good for the New York Mets.

broke a ninth-inning tie with his first major league home run, and the Mets' nine-game winning streak against the Baltimore Orioles vanished with a 5-4 defeat Wednesday night.

and also homered for the Orioles, who hadn't defeated the Mets since June 18, 2009.

New York sent rookie to the mound in hopes of extending its domination of Baltimore. Instead, the right-hander stretched his streak of winless starts on the road to nine.

Long after Syndergaard departed — he went five-plus innings — Urrutia led off the ninth with a drive into the seats in left field off (4-5).

"It's exactly where we wanted it," Torres said. "We called a fastball up. We threw the fastball up. These guys have unfortunately been seeing Syndergaard and (Jason) DeGrom, so my fastball up probably didn't seem like their fastball up."

(4-0) worked the ninth for Baltimore.

New York still leads the all-time series 22-10, but this one hurt because it stalled the Mets' bid to solidify their hold on first place in the NL East.

Syndergaard gave up three runs and eight hits. He had a 3-1 lead in the sixth before yielding a double to and Schoop's home run.

And so, Synderguard remains 7-1 at home and 0-5 on the road.

"I feel like with the exception of the first inning, it was a pretty solid performance," Syndergaard said. "I've been a little bit concerned about my performances on the road. I feel like this was a step in the right direction as far as being more comfortable out there."

and both homered and had two RBIs for the Mets, who have lost four of five.

After Schoop made it 3-3 in the sixth with a two-run homer, Flores put New York up 4-3 in the seventh with a solo shot off rookie .

Jones answered in the bottom half, connecting off to even the score.

Orioles starter allowed three runs, five hits and four walks in five innings.

After Murphy homered in the top of the first, Syndergaard walked to the mound eager to see if an adjustment in his pregame workout would increase his effectiveness. Because he had given up 10 first-inning runs in 17 starts, the right-hander pushed back his warmup session in the bullpen to lessen the down time before his first pitch.

"It helped gets things going," Syndergaard said. "There wasn't a whole lot of sitting around. I just had a battle in that first inning."

doubled on the first pitch and the Orioles quickly loaded the bases with no outs. Syndergaard then struck out Davis on a 3-2 pitch, and after Schoop bounced into a double play, Syndergaard pumped his fist before heading to the dugout.

New York made it 2-0 in the fourth when Jimenez issued three walks and Flores delivered a two-out RBI single.

After hit a run-scoring single in the bottom half, a double by and a single by Murphy put the Mets up 3-1 in the fifth.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mets: 3B (spinal stenosis) will be activated from the DL next week, Collins said. ... OF Yeonis Cespedes played DH after complaining of a sore right shoulder. He did not receive treatment for the injury.

Orioles: OF 's bid to return from a strained left oblique was stalled when he got hit in the back by a pitch in Florida. ... RHP (right shoulder tendinitis) threw off flat ground Wednesday.

ON DECK

Mets: After a day off Thursday, New York sends (10-11, 4.58 ERA) to the mound Friday night in Colorado in the opener of a three-game series.

Orioles: Winless in his last four starts, (9-8, 4.42 ERA) faces the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night to launch a four-game series.

PHOTO: New York Mets' Curtis Granderson (3) high-fives teammates in the dugout after scoring on a single by Daniel Murphy during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
New York Mets' Curtis Granderson (3) high-fives teammates in the dugout after scoring on a single by Daniel Murphy during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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