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Trevor Rogers outduels Jason deGrom for first win of season

Apr 10, 2021; New York City, New York, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Trevor Rogers (28) pitches against the New York Mets during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Carlsbad alumni Trevor Rogers got the better of Cy Young winner Jason deGrom for the second time in his young career to collect his first win of the 2021 season on Saturday with a six-inning, 10-strikeout performance allowing the Miami Marlins to blank the New York Mets, 3-0.

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The game started out rough for Rogers (1-1) with Mets leadoff hitter Brandon Nimmo hitting a double on the second pitch of the game followed by Francisco Lindor reaching first base on a fielding error sacrifice bunt to put runners at the corners with no outs.

Rogers composed himself and after Lindor was thrown out attempting to steal second base, the Marlins starter struck out Michael Conforto and Pete Alonso to end the inning.