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Starling Marte’s two-run homer lifts Mets over Dodgers

Starling Marte’s two-run home run in the third inning ended up being the difference in the game as the New York Mets held on for a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night at Citi Field.

With the win, the Mets snapped a two-game skid and evened the three-game series with the Dodgers at a game apiece.

Jacob deGrom started on the mound and tossed seven innings of one-run ball while allowing just three hits and one walk. The right-hander struck out nine batters for the third consecutive start.

Adam Ottavino tossed a scoreless eighth inning before Edwin Díaz recorded the final three outs of the game to secure the save.

Brandon Nimmo and Francisco Lindor each collected a pair of hits.

The Mets will hand the ball to Chris Bassitt on Thursday as they try to take two of three from the Dodgers. The first pitch is slated for 4:10 p.m.