The New York Mets bounced back from Wednesday’s loss with a 6-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday afternoon at Citi Field.
Carlos Carrasco got the start for the Mets and struggled early, but settled in and allowed just two runs on four hits over 7.2 innings while striking out seven.
Joely Rodriguez recorded the final out of the eighth and Edwin Diaz recorded the final three outs in a non-save situation.
Francisco Lindor opened the scoring in the first with his fourth home run of the season to give New York an early 1-0 lead.
The Giants responded in the top half of the second. Thairo Estrada grounded one through the right side for a RBI single to tie the game. The Mets scored a pair of runs in the bottom half of the inning to regain the lead. Eduardo Escobar homered over the right-field wall and Tomas Nido brought home a run with a sacrifice fly to right.
Mark Canha lined a two-run single to left in the third to extend the lead to 5-1.
Mike Yastrzemski launched a solo home run over the right-field wall in the top half of the eighth to make it a three-run game. Brandon Nimmo put the Mets back up by four with a RBI single to right in the bottom half of the frame.
Lindor collected three hits in the win while Alonso and Canha each had two.
The Mets will begin a six-game road trip on Friday night in Arizona against the Diamondbacks. First pitch is slated for 9:40 p.m.
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