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Pete Alonso’s walk-off single lifts Mets over Rockies

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  • Kyle Evans 

Pete Alonso has been an RBI machine this season, and his walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning on Friday night at Citi Field gave the New York Mets a 7-6 victory over the Colorado Rockies. With the win, New York has taken the first two games of this four-game series.

The Mets were in position to win it thanks to Mark Canha, who singled home a go-ahead run in the sixth inning and, after the Rockies took a brief lead in the top of the eighth, doubled home the game-tying runs in the bottom of that inning. After Edwin Díaz pitched around a one-out double in the ninth, the Mets rallied when Rockies closer Daniel Bard walked Brandon Nimmo and hit Starling Marte with a pitch.

The result was the Mets’ sixth walk-off of the season and their 26th come-from-behind victory.

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Brett Baty also smacked his second home run of the season and Marte drove in a pair of runs with a triple.

Chris Bassitt started on the mound and allowed four runs on eight hits over 7 1/3 innings. Mychal Givens, who has really struggled since being traded to the Mets, allowed two runs in relief.

The Mets will hand the ball to David Peterson on Saturday as they will try to secure a series win. The first pitch is slated for 7:10 p.m.