NEW YORK -AP- Gabriel Ynoa struck out eight over 4 2/3 innings in his first major league start to aid the Mets' rickety rotation, and New York completed a three-game sweep of the woeful Minnesota Twins with a 3-2 victory Sunday.
Michael Conforto drove in two runs with a first-inning, opposite-field single off Kyle Gibson (6-10) and T.J. Rivera added a solo home run in the third.
Ynoa steps up as Mets beat Twins 3-2 for 3-game sweep
 Lucas Duda went 0 for 2 in his return from a stress fracture in his lower back, an injury that had sidelined him since May 20.
New York, a season-high 11 games over .500, won for the 11th time in 14 games despite resting regulars Jose ReyesAsdrubal CabreraJames Loney and Curtis Granderson from its starting lineup after Saturday's late-night win, powered by Granderson's home runs in the 11th and 12th innings.
The Mets started the day tied with San Francisco atop the NL wild-card standings, two games ahead of St. Louis, and their 13 games remaining are all against teams with losing records: Atlanta, Philadelphia and Miami.

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