The New York Mets defeated the Miami Marlins, 5-4, in 10 innings on Wednesday night at Citi Field, thanks to Eduardo Escobar’s walk-off single.
Escobar’s game-winning knock capped off a five-RBI night. He put the Mets on the board in the bottom of the seventh with a two-run shot, his 20th home run of the season. In the bottom of the eighth, Escobar tied the game with a two-out, two-run single.
Aside from Escobar’s three hits, the rest of the team combined for four, with two coming from Jeff McNeil.
Taijuan Walker surrendered three runs on six hits over five innings while punching out eight. Seth Lugo replaced Walker on the mound and allowed a run. Adam Ottavino, Edwin Díaz, and Drew Smith had scoreless appearances.
The Mets will get the day off Thursday before beginning a massive three-game series with the Braves in Atlanta on Friday night. New York leads the National League East by one game with six remaining.