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Syracuse Mets edge Norfolk Tides for third straight win

The Syracuse Mets won their third straight game on Wednesday night with a 5-4 victory over the Norfolk Tides at Harbor Park. Syracuse leads the six-game series 2-0.

The Mets opened the scoring in the fourth inning. JT Riddle led off with a double and later scored on Luke Ritter’s RBI single to give the road team a 1-0 lead.

Syracuse added to its lead in the fifth. Mark Vientos crushed his 11th home run of the season over the left-field wall to make it 2-0. Vientos has now homered four times in the last three games.

Norfolk responded in the home half of the fifth with three runs to take a 3-2 lead.

The Mets tied the game in the sixth on a throwing error.

Syracuse plated a pair of runs in the eighth to retake the lead. Travis Blankenhorn ripped an RBI single to make it 4-3. Later in the inning, Johneshwy Fargas was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.

The Tides made it a one-run game again in the ninth but were unable to tie it as Syracuse held on for the win.

Riddle had a three-hit game, while Vientos and Daniel Palka each had two.

Veteran left-hander Mike Montgomery started on the mound for Syracuse and tossed a scoreless inning. Tim Adleman allowed three runs (two earned) in relief, while R.J. Alvarez surrendered one. Adonis Medina, Trey Cobb, and Tommy Hunter had scoreless outings.

Syracuse will try to extend their win streak on Thursday afternoon with Nate Fisher on the bump. The first pitch is slated for 12:05 p.m.