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Syracuse Mets bullpen blows late lead in loss to Worcester

The Syracuse Mets led the Worcester Red Sox, 3-1, after six innings, but an 11-run seventh for the Red Sox lifted Worcester to a 12-8 victory on Friday night at NBT Bank Stadium. Syracuse has dropped three of the first four games in the six-game series.

Jose Rodriguez started on the mound for the Mets and tossed five innings of one-run ball. He was in line for the win until Josh Walker, R.J. Alvarez, Bryce Montes de Oca, and Michael Otanez combined to allow 11 runs.

J.T. Riddle led the Syracuse offense with two hits and three RBIs. Mark Vientos drove in a pair of runs while Nick Plummer and Khalil Lee chipped in with RBIs. Dominic Smith also collected two hits.

The Mets will try to snap their three-game skid on Saturday. The first pitch is set for 6:35 p.m.