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Mets swept by Tigers in doubleheader

The New York Mets were swept in a doubleheader by the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday for the first time since 2020.

New York (16-15) blew a late lead in Game 1 and fell 6-5 before dropping the nightcap 8-1.

Game 1 recap:

With two outs and runners on second and third in the bottom of the eighth inning, Adam Ottavino gave up a go-ahead two-run single to Eric Hasse, who drove in five of Detroit’s six runs, including a three-run shot. The Mets had an opportunity to tie the game in the top of the ninth inning as Brett Baty worked a one-out walk, but Daniel Vogelbach lined out to center field, and Brandon Nimmo struck out on a check swing to end the contest.

Tommy Pham collected three hits, including his third home run of the season. Mark Canha also went deep, his third, while Franciso Lindor plated a pair of runs with a double.

Joey Lucchesi surrendered four runs on five hits over four innings. Jimmy Yacabonis did an outstanding job in relief, tossing three shutout innings.

Game 2 recap:

Max Scherzer returned to the mound after a 10-game suspension, and it did not go well. The right-hander allowed six runs on eight hits over 3 1/3 innings while walking one and striking out three.

The offense struggled to generate offense as they were held to five hits. Daniel Vogelbach plated the lone run with a double. New York went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position and left five on base.

Up next:

Justin Verlander will make his Mets debut on Thursday as they look to avoid being swept. The first pitch is slated for 1:10 p.m.