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Mets fall to Mariners, 8-7

The New York Mets fell to the Seattle Mariners, 8-7, on Sunday afternoon at Citi Field and dropped two of three to Seattle.

Carlos Carrasco got the start for the Mets and allowed four runs on eight hits over 4.1 innings. The bullpen struggled again as they combined to allow three runs. Chasen Shreve gave up a game-tying home run.

Francisco Lindor opened the scoring in the first with a solo shot to left.

The Mariners tied the game in the third after a run scored on a double play.

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Seattle plated a pair of runs in the top half of the fourth to take a 3-1 lead. Mike Ford ripped an RBI single to right and Abraham Torro lifted a sacrifice fly to center. However, the lead didn’t last long as the Mets jumped in front in the bottom half of the frame. J.D. Davis lined a game-tying two-run triple to right and later in the inning, Brandon Nimmo lined an RBI triple to right to put New York on top.

The Mariners regained the lead in the sixth. Julio Rodriguez crushed a game-tying solo home run to left-center and later in the inning, Cal Raleigh belted a two-run homer to right-center to put Seattle in front 7-5.

Rodriguez picked up another RBI with a single to right in the seventh to increase the lead to 8-5.

New York battled back and made things interesting in the ninth. Jeff McNeil cut the lead to two with an RBI single to right and Nimmo made it a one-run game with an RBI double to left. However, they fell just short.

The Mets will begin a four-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night at Citi Field.