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Mets edge Royals to win series 

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Mets (7-8) edged the Kansas City Royals (10-6), 2-1, on Sunday afternoon at Citi Field to win the series. 

The game was scoreless through seven innings until Harrison Bader gave the Mets a 1-0 lead in the eighth with an RBI single. Brandon Nimmo followed that with a bases-loaded walk, extending the lead to 2-0. Then, Edwin Díaz closed it out in the ninth despite allowing a run. 

Jose Buttó tossed six shutout frames while striking out nine. Adam Ottavino and Brooks Raley fired scoreless innings.

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The Mets will head home to begin a three-game series with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday at 7:10 p.m.