The Syracuse Mets held on for a 5-4 win over the Worcester Red Sox on Friday night at Polar Park. With the victory, Syracuse has taken three of the first four games in this six-game series.
Dominic Smith stayed hot at the plate as he opened the scoring with a two-run home run over the right-field wall in the top of the first. That was his 10th long ball of the season. Worcester answered in the bottom of the inning with a two-run shot from Ronaldo Hernandez.
The Mets quickly grabbed the lead back in the top of the second on Jake Mangum’s run-scoring single. However, the Red Sox answered again in the bottom of the frame and tied the game on Jaylin Davis’ RBI single. Worcester then took a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the fifth on a steal of home.
In the top of the sixth, Michael Perez knotted the game at 4-4 with an RBI single. Then, Mangum put the Mets back on top for good with a sacrifice fly.
Worcester did not go away quietly as they had two on and nobody out in the bottom of the ninth, but Adonis Medina struck out the next three batters in a row to end the contest.
Harol González started on the mound and surrendered four runs on five hits over 4 1/3 innings.
The series will continue on Saturday at 4:05 p.m.