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Mets comeback falls short in series-opening loss to Cardinals

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Mets opened a seven-game homestand on Friday night with a 4-2 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.

New York (13-12) trailed by four after three innings and couldn’t generate enough offense to erase the deficit despite outhitting St. Louis (12-14) 8-5. The Mets went 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position and left five on base.

Tomás Nido launched his first home run of the season to put New York on the board in the fifth. J.D. Martìnez doubled home a run in the sixth and finished with a two-hit night in his Mets debut.

José Buttó allowed all four runs over 5.2 innings before Josh Walker, Jorge López, and Sean Reid-Foley combined for 3.1 scoreless.

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The Mets will try to bounce back in the middle game of the three-game series on Saturday at 4:05 p.m. Adrian Houser will take the ball as he looks to rebound from his last outing.