The New York Mets defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-4, in 10 innings on Sunday evening at Dodger Stadium.
Despite dropping the first two games of the series, New York earned a four-game split.
Trailing for nearly all of the game, the Mets rallied to take the lead in the eighth on back-to-back doubles by Francisco Lindor and Pete Alonso, a sacrifice fly by Eduardo Escobar, and an RBI single from Tomás Nido. Manager Buck Showalter then turned to closer Edwin Díaz in the eighth rather than the ninth, because it allowed Díaz to face the Dodgers’ three best hitters — Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman, and Trea Turner — instead of a lower-leverage situation in the ninth. Díaz did his job without issue, but the strategy backfired when Seth Lugo blew the save in the ninth.
J.D. Davis opened the 10th with an RBI double to give New York a 5-4 lead, and that ended up being the difference in the game as Adonis Medina picked up the save in the bottom of the frame.
Lindor and Mark Canha each had multi-hit games.
Trevor Williams started on the mound for the Mets and allowed a pair of runs over five innings.
The Mets will head to San Diego to begin a three-game series with the Padres on Monday night. The first pitch is slated for 9:45 p.m.
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