Edwin Diaz blew a save in the ninth inning, but it didn’t come back to hurt the New York Mets as they defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks, 6-5, in 10 innings on Friday night at Chase Field.
Left-hander David Peterson made his second start of the season and allowed just one run on three hits over 5.2 innings while striking out three and walking one. The bullpen struggled as Chasen Shreve, Trevor May and Diaz combined to allow four runs in relief. Seth Lugo picked up the save with a scoreless 10th.
Arizona jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the third after a run scored on Cooper Hummel’s groundout.
Pete Alonso tied the game at one in the fourth with a RBI single to right.
New York plated two runs in the sixth to take a 3-1 lead. Francisco Lindor launched a sacrifice fly to center and Pete Alonso collected a RBI with a groundout.
James McCann belted a two-run home run to left-center in the seventh to increase the lead to 5-1.
Daulton Varsho lifted a sacrifice fly to center in the seventh to make it a three-run game.
Christian Walker lined a two-run home run over the left-field wall in the eighth to cut New York’s lead to just a run.
Varsho tied the game with a solo shot to right in the ninth.
Starling Marte brought home the game-winning run with an infield single in the 10th. He was originally called out, but the replay showed he was safe and the call was overturned.
Nimmo and Marte each had two-hit games.
The Mets will try to win another series on Saturday night. First pitch is scheduled for 8:10 p.m.