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Mets defeat Reds for fifth straight win

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Mets defeated the Cincinnati Reds, 6-2, on Tuesday night at Citi Field for their fifth straight win.

Carlos Carrasco got the ball for New York and surrendered a pair of runs on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings while walking one and striking out nine.

The Mets opened the scoring in the bottom of the third inning and jumped out to a 2-0 lead as Francisco Lindor launched his 20th home run of the season over the wall in left-center.

In the bottom of the fourth, Jeff McNeil clubbed his seventh homer of the season over the center-field wall to make it 3-0.

McNeil collected another RBI in the bottom of the sixth as he grounded one through the right side for a run-scoring single.

The Reds plated their first runs of the game in the top of the seventh as Jake Fraley crushed a two-run home run into the seats in right-center. Darin Ruf capped off the scoring in the home half of the inning with a two-run single through the right side.

Mychal Givens, Trevor May, and Seth Lugo had scoreless appearances in relief.

The Mets will go for the three-game sweep on Wednesday with Taijuan Walker on the mound. The first pitch is set for 1:10 p.m.