The New York Mets did not suffer a clinch hangover as they defeated the Milwaukee Brewers, 7-5, on Tuesday night at American Family Field, thanks to Francisco Lindor’s grand slam in the seventh inning.
It was all Milwaukee through the first five innings as they led 4-0. Then, momentum shifted as Pete Alonso crushed a three-run home run to straightaway center in the top of the sixth to make it a one-run game. That was his 36th long ball of the season.
With two outs in the top of the seventh, Lindor belted a grand slam over the wall in left-center, his 25th homer, to give the Mets a 7-4 lead.
The Brewers plated a run in the bottom of the eighth, but Edwin Díaz picked up the four-out save to secure the victory.
Carlos Carrasco started on the mound and surrendered three runs on five hits over four innings while walking two and striking out four.
Taijuan Walker will get the ball on Wednesday as the Mets will try to complete the three-game sweep of the Pirates. The first pitch is slated for 2:20 p.m.
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