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Mets rally late to split London Series with Phillies

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Mets (28-36) entered the ninth inning trailing by a run, but an erratic outing from Philadelphia Phillies (45-20) closer Jose Alvarado allowed the Mets to grab the lead before holding on for a 6-5 victory to split the game two-game London Series.

Tyrone Taylor drew a walk to begin the ninth. Jeff McNeil and Mark Vientos followed with singles, with Vientos bringing home Taylor to tie it at four.

Luis Torrens then walked to load the bases, and after Francisco Lindor struck out, Alvarado hit Alonso, allowing New York to jump in front. The Mets added an insurance run thanks to a passed ball charged to J.T. Realmuto.

Since they were playing as the home team, the Phillies got one last chance to rally, and they had a chance to pull out a win.

With the bases loaded and one out, Drew Smith walked Alec Bohm, making the score 6-5. However, catcher Torrens then fielded Nick Castellanos’ swinging bunt, stepped on the plate, and fired to first for an impressive 2-3, game-ending double play.

J.D. Martínez had a game-tying two-run single earlier in the contest, while Brandon Nimmo added a run-scoring double.

Jose Quintana surrendered three runs on six hits over 3.2 innings.

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The Mets will get the day off Monday before they begin a six-game homestand, starting Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. against the Miami Marlins.