Todd Frazier

Mets cough up early four-run lead and Jason Vargas looks like his old awful self again

Mets cough up early four-run lead and Jason Vargas looks like his old awful self again

David Freese hit his first homer with his new club and Rich Hill rebounded from a sluggish start on the mound as the Los Angeles Dodgers erased an early four-run deficit to defeat the New York Mets 11-4 on Tuesday night.

Austin Barnes also homered for the Dodgers, who remained a half-game behind first-place Colorado in the NL West. The teams meet this weekend for three games at Coors Field.

Barnes connected on a two-run shot in the third inning. His only other home run this season came on May 3.

Jay Bruce and Michael Conforto each hit a two-run homer off Hill. Bruce connected in the second inning for his fifth of the season, and...