De Aza hit an RBI single off Kendrick with one out in the second. Cespedes hit into the shift with two outs but second baseman Emilio Bonifacio booted the ground ball behind second base, allowing another run to score.
Kendrick was charged with three runs (two earned) in two innings while allowing five hits with one walk and one strikeout. He threw 44 pitches with 26 strikes.
“I felt good, which was a plus,” Kendrick said.
Chacin had little trouble retiring all six Mets he faced. He has a chance to make the rotation after earning his way back to the big leagues with the Diamondbacks via the minors last season after shoulder ailments in 2014 led to the end of his six-year stay with the Rockies.