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Mets blow ninth-inning lead, fall to Phillies in extras

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Mets (19-21) held a two-run lead going into the ninth inning in Monday’s series opener against the Philadelphia Phillies (29-13) at Citi Field, but Edwin Díaz blew his second save of the season, and the Mets went on to fall 5-4 in 10 innings.

Díaz gave up a solo home run and hit a batter with the bases loaded, allowing the Phillies to tie the game. In the 10th, Sean Reid-Foley gave up a sacrifice fly, and that was the difference as the Mets went down in order in the home half of the inning.

J.D. Martinez went 3-for-4 at the plate with a walk, including a game-tying double and a bases-loaded walk. Tomás Nido added a run-scoring single, while Tyron Taylor collected an RBI on a fielder’s choice.

Sean Manaea tossed six innings of one-run ball while allowing just four hits, one walk, and striking out six.

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The Mets will try to bounce back on Tuesday with Jose Buttó on the hill. The first pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m.