MLB Mets need 10 innings to outlast Dodgers in NL showdown

The visiting New York Mets rallied with three runs in the eighth inning and one more in the 10th to earn a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday in a matchup between the top two teams in the National League.

J.D. Davis hit the go-ahead RBI double in the 10th inning for the Mets, while right-hander Adonis Medina struck out Will Smith to end the game with the tying run on third base and the go-ahead run on second for his first save.

The Mets won the final two games of the series as the teams split the four-game set.

Trea Turner and Smith hit home runs for the Dodgers, but right-handed reliever Brusdar Graterol was charged with three runs as the Mets took a 4-2 lead in the eighth inning.

The Dodgers pulled to within a run in the ninth inning when Smith’s sixth home run of the year made it 4-3. With Los Angeles down to its last strike against Seth Lugo, Chris Taylor doubled and Eddy Alvarez hit an RBI single to tie the score in just his second career game for the Dodgers.

Turner gave the Dodgers a 2-0 lead three batters into the bottom of the first with his two-run shot, his sixth home run of the season. Starling Marte pulled the Mets within a run in the third on his seventh homer.

New York tied it in the eighth when Francisco Lindor hit a leadoff double off Graterol and Pete Alonso had an RBI double. Alonso went to third on a groundout, and after Mark Canha was hit by a pitch, Alonso scored on an Eduardo Escobar fly ball as New York took a 3-2 lead.

The Dodgers replaced Graterol with Alex Vesia before the Mets’ Luis Guillorme walked and Tomas Nido hit an RBI single for a 4-2 advantage.

Lugo (1-1) blew a save opportunity in the ninth, but still earned the win. Dodgers right-hander Craig Kimbrel (0-2) gave up the 10th-inning run to take the loss.

–Field Level Media

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