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Pete Alonso leads Mets past Phillies, 9-6

The New York Mets picked up another victory against the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday afternoon, 9-6, at Citizens Bank Park.

Pete Alonso homered and collected five RBI to lead the Mets.

The Mets opened the scoring in the third inning when Brandon Nimmo blasted his second home run of the season over the center-field wall to put New York up 1-0.

Alonso picked up his first RBI of the afternoon with a double to left in the fourth. Later in the inning, Jeff McNeil was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to make it 3-0. In the bottom half of the inning, Bryson Scott put the Phillies on the board with a RBI single to left.

Alonso put the Mets back up by three with a RBI double to center in the fifth.

Starling Marte grounded a RBI single through the middle in the sixth and Pete Alonso followed that with a three-run shot to right-center to extend the lead to 8-1.

However, the Phillies scored four consecutive runs to cut the lead to three. Bryson Scott and Matt Vierling each drove in runs in the sixth with RBI groundouts. In the seventh, Nick Castellanos plated a run with a double to left and Alec Bohm lifted a sacrifice fly to center.

The Mets added a run in the ninth with Dominic Smith’s sacrifice fly to left to make it 9-5. Bryce Harper homered to left in the bottom half of the inning to cap off the scoring.

Max Scherzer made his second start of the season and allowed just one run on five hits over five innings while walking three and striking out seven.

Sean Reid-Foley and Joely Rodríguez each allowed two runs in relief while Edwin Díaz also allowed a run. Adam Ottavino and Seth Lugo each tossed a scoreless inning.

The Mets get the day off Thursday before they begin a three-game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks at home on Friday afternoon at 1:10 p.m.