The New York Mets edged the Cincinnati Reds, 2-1, on Wednesday night at Great American Ball Park to snap a three-game skid and even the three-game series at a game apiece.
Cincinnati jumped out to a first-inning lead, but New York responded quickly with a pair of runs and held on over the final five innings.
Pete Alonso crushed his 13th home run of the season, while Brandon Nimmo drove in a run with a two-out single.
Justin Verlander made his second start of the season and tossed seven innings of one-run ball while allowing just two hits and striking out seven. Adam Ottavino and David Robertson each fired a scoreless inning in relief.
The Mets will try to win the series on Thursday at 12:35 p.m. Kodai Senga will take the mound for New York.
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