Scherzer exits with injury to side, Mets deck Cards 11-4


              St. Louis Cardinals' Dylan Carlson catches a ball hit by New York Mets' Patrick Mazeika for the out during the second inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 18, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              St. Louis Cardinals' Albert Pujols hits a single against the New York Mets during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 18, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              New York Mets' Pete Alonso hits an RBI single against the St. Louis Cardinals during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 18, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              New York Mets' Dominic Smith (2) gestures to fans as he is greeted by first base coach Wayne Kirby (54) after hitting an RBI single during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher T.J. McFarland, center, waits as New York Mets' Pete Alonso, right, runs the bases on a three-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 18, 2022, in New York. The Mets won 11-4. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              New York Mets' Brandon Nimmo (9) is congratulated by teammates after scoring during the eighth inning of the team's baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              New York Mets' Brandon Nimmo watches his RBI triple during the eighth inning of the team's baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              New York Mets' Pete Alonso hits a three-run home run against the St. Louis Cardinals during the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 18, 2022, in New York. The Mets won 11-4. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              New York Mets starting pitcher Max Scherzer (21) talks to teammates during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              New York Mets starting pitcher Max Scherzer reacts during St. Louis Cardinals' Albert Pujols' at-bat during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 18, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              New York Mets starting pitcher Max Scherzer hands the ball to manager Buck Showalter during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Scherzer exits with injury to side, Mets deck Cards 11-4