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Mets avoid elimination with 7-3 win over Padres

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Mets kept their season alive on Saturday night at Citi Field as they picked up a 7-3 victory over the San Diego Padres in Game 2 of the National League Wild Card Series.

The game was tied at two going into the bottom of the fifth inning when Pete Alonso crushed a solo home run to give the Mets a 3-2 lead. New York never looked back as they tacked on four runs in the bottom of the seventh. Jeff McNeil plated a pair of runs with a double, Eduardo Escobar smoked an RBI single, and Daniel Vogelbach lifted a sacrifice fly.

Earlier in the game, Francisco Lindor opened the scoring in the bottom of the first with a solo shot. Brandon Nimmo drove in a run with a single in the bottom of the fourth.

Jacob deGrom surrendered a pair of runs on five hits over six innings while walking two and striking out eight. Edwin Díaz and Seth Lugo had scoreless appearances out of the bullpen. Adam Ottavino walked in a run.

The Mets will hand the ball to Chris Bassitt on Sunday at 7:07 p.m. as they try to advance to the National League Division Series.