The New York Mets edged the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-3, on Thursday evening at Citi Field to secure a series win.
With the victory, the Mets won the season series against the Dodgers for the first time since 2015 by taking four of seven.
New York opened the scoring in the bottom of the first inning and jumped out to a 1-0 lead on Mark Canha’s bases-loaded walk.
The lead did not last long as Chris Taylor singled home a pair of runs in the top of the second to give the Dodgers a 2-1 lead.
In the bottom of the sixth, Francisco Lindor tied the game with a run-scoring double. One batter later, Darin Ruf put the Mets back on top with a sacrifice fly to make it 3-2.
The Mets plated two more runs in the seventh to increase their lead to 5-2. Brandon Nimmo drove in a run with an RBI double and Starling Marte singled home a run.
Los Angeles tried to mount a comeback as they plated a run in the eighth on Justin Turner’s sacrifice fly in the eighth, but that was as close as they would get as the Mets bullpen held the lead for the rest of the way.
Right-hander Chris Bassitt got the ball for New York and tossed six innings of two-run ball while walking three and striking out four. Trevor May, Edwin Díaz, and Adam Ottavino followed Bassitt in relief, and each tossed a scoreless inning.
The Mets will open a three-game series with the Washington Nationals at home on Friday at 7 p.m.
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