Mets 9, Aeros 4
Akron struck first with a three-run fourth inning, but starting pitcher Jordan Cooper gave up a grand slam in a six-run fifth and reliever Bryce Stowell didn’t help much, allowing three in the following inning as the Aeros dropped to 19-21.
Cooper struck out five and walked three in his five innings of work, falling to 1-1.
Jacob deGrom earned his first win of the year for the Mets, allowing four runs (three earned) on eight hits in his seven innings of work. He struck out six and walked one.
First basemen Jesus Aguilar led the Aeros with two singles and a run.
Right fielder Cesar Puello drove in three runs on two singles and a double for the Mets (22-18).
Cory Vaughn did the damage with the grand slam on his fifth home run of the year.
The Aeros take a day off before beginning a seven-game homestand, starting with Erie at 7:05 p.m. Friday.