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Francisco Alvarez’s grand slam lifts Syracuse Mets over Worcester

The Syracuse Mets overcame an early deficit to defeat the Worcester Red Sox, 7-3, on Saturday evening at Polar Park. Syracuse has now won the first two games of this three-game series.

Worcester opened the scoring in the bottom of the third inning and jumped out to a 1-0 lead. Ronaldo Hernandez grounded one through the left side for an RBI single.

The Red Sox extended their lead to 2-0 in the bottom of the fourth as Johan Mieses drove in a run with an infield single.

In the top of the fifth, Francisco Alvarez smacked a grand slam over the wall in left-center to put Syracuse on top, 4-2. That was his first Triple-A home run.

The Mets plated two more runs in the top of the sixth to make it 6-2. Deven Marrero lined a two-run shot over the wall in left-center. That was his second long ball of the season.

In the top of the eighth, Khalil Lee smoked a run-scoring double to center to increase the lead to 7-2.

Worcester scored a run in the bottom of the ninth on Grant Williams groundout.

Connor Grey started on the mound and surrendered a run over three innings.

Syracuse will go for the three-game sweep on Sunday with left-hander Thomas Szapucki on the hill. The first pitch is set for 1:05 p.m.