Early homers from Jay Bruce and Michael Conforto weren't enough as the Dodgers bludgeoned Jason Vargas and Corey Oswalt, sending the Mets to an 11-4 defeat on Tuesday night in Los Angeles.
Things you should know about tonight's game...
1) Bruce opened the scoring with a two-run homer in the second inning, and Conforto followed up with a two-run shot of his own in the third, putting New York ahead 4-0.
2) After Austin Barnes homered to make it 4-2 in the bottom of the third, L.A. pulled ahead in the fourth when Brian Dozier knocked in Barnes -- and knocked out Vargas. The veteran lefty allowed five runs on six hits in 3 1/3 innings. Barnes had reached on an error by Todd Frazier, meaning that the go-ahead run was unearned.
3) The Dodgers pulled away in the seventh, when they scored six runs, five of which were charged to Oswalt. The right-hander allowed four hits and a walk and did not record an out.
4) The Mets notched 11 hits -- just two fewer than the Dodgers -- but did not plate a run after the third inning.
The Mets conclude their series with the Dodgers on Wednesday at 7:35 p.m. ET.