The New York Mets clinched a playoff berth for the first time since 2016 with a 7-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night at American Family Field.
New York jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning and never looked back as they plated two more in the sixth and two in the eighth.
Max Scherzer returned from the injured list and tossed six perfect innings while striking out nine but was pulled from the game because he was on a pitch count. Tylor Megill ruined the perfect game and no-hitter as he allowed two runs on two hits. Seth Lugo and Adam Ottavino had scoreless appearances.
There were many contributors on offense. Pete Alonso led the way with a three-run shot, his 36th home run of the season. Francisco Lindor, Daniel Vogelbach, Tyler Naquin, and Tomás Nido collected RBI knocks.
The Mets will send Carlos Carrasco to the mound on Tuesday. The first pitch is slated for 7:40 p.m.
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