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Mets snap skid with win over Padres

The New York Mets snapped a three-game skid with an 8-5 victory over the San Diego Padres on Sunday night at Citi Field.

Carlos Carrasco started for New York and tossed five shutout innings.

The game was scoreless until the top of the sixth inning when Eric Hosmer put the Padres on the board with an RBI double. However, the Mets answered in the bottom of the frame. Pete Alonso crushed a three-run home run over the wall in left-center to put New York on top, 3-1. That was his 25th long ball of the season. Later in the inning, Luis Guillorme singled home a run, and Tomas Nido hammered a run-scoring double to right to increase the lead to 5-1.

Alonso drove in his fourth run of the night in the bottom of the seventh with a single to right. Two batters later, Mark Canha picked up an RBI with an infield single and another run scored on a throwing error to make it 8-1.


San Diego plated their second run of the night in the top of the eighth as Austin Nola singled home a run.

The Padres added three more runs in the top of the ninth to cut the lead to 8-5. Manny Machado drove in a run with an RBI double. Jorge Alfaro followed that with a run-scoring single, and Eric Hosmer capped off the scoring with an RBI groundout.

Drew Smith and David Peterson each surrendered a run in relief and Joely Rodríguez allowed three. Seth Lugo and Edwin Díaz had scoreless outings.

The Mets will get the day off on Monday before they begin a quick two-game set with the New York Yankees on Tuesday night at Citi Field.



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