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Syracuse Mets edge Buffalo Bisons in series opener, 4-3

The Syracuse Mets opened a seven-game series with the Buffalo Bisons on Monday night at Sahlen Field and came out victorious by a score of 4-3. With the victory, Syracuse has won five of their last seven games and 13 of their last 20.

Connor Grey started on the mound for Syracuse and surrendered a pair of runs over five innings. The right-hander picked up the win, improving to 4-3 on the season.

The Mets opened the scoring in the second inning as Gosuke Katoh launched a two-run home run over the right-field wall to give Syracuse an early 2-0 lead. However, Buffalo quickly knotted the game in the bottom of the frame on a pair of RBI doubles by Nathan Lukes and Otto Lopez.


New York Mets’ top-ranked prospect Francisco Álvarez, who was making his Triple-A debut, smoked a run-scoring single into left field in the fifth to put Syracuse back on top, 3-2.

Johneswhy Fargas extended the lead in the seventh as he grounded one through the right side for an RBI single, making it 4-2.

Buffalo added a run in the ninth as Lukes collected his second RBI of the game with a single but Stephen Nogosek closed it out and recorded the save.

Syracuse will get the day off on Tuesday before returning to action with a doubleheader on Wednesday against Buffalo. The first game is slated for 6 p.m.



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