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Mets win fifth straight with doubleheader sweep of Guardians

The New York Mets (25-23) completed a doubleheader sweep of the Cleveland Guardians (20-26) and picked up their fifth straight win on Sunday, winning the matinee 5-4 before taking the nightcap 2-1.


Adam Ottavino and David Robertson blew a three-run lead in the top of the eighth inning, but New York’s offense quickly responded in the bottom of the frame as Starling Marte belted a go-ahead two-run homer, and Robertson recorded the final three outs of the ninth, securing the victory.

Brandon Nimmo smacked his fourth home run earlier in the game, a two-run shot. Eduardo Escobar added a run-scoring single, while Gary Sanchez chipped in a sacrifice fly in his Mets debut.

Max Scherzer fired six shutout innings while allowing just three hits. The righty also issued a walk and struck out five.


The Mets fell behind 1-0 in the first inning, but Francisco Lindor crushed his seventh long ball in the sixth to tie the contest, and Jeff McNeil put New York on top in the eighth with a sacrifice fly.

Brooks Raley closed it out after Justin Verlander tossed eight innings of one-run ball while striking out five.


The Mets get the day off Monday before they open a six-game road trip, starting Tuesday in Chicago with three against the Cubs. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:40 p.m.