NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Francisco Lindor compelled a balk and hit a two-run double, Javier Báez and Jonathan Villar homered and the New York Mets beat the Washington Nationals 9-4 Sunday.
The Mets took two of three and gained a collection for the primary time since sweeping the Nationals in a three-game set Aug. 10-12.
Josh Bell hit two residence runs for Washington and Juan Soto additionally related. These had been the one three hits for the Nationals within the recreation.
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Lindor set the tone for the Mets by dancing off third base within the first inning and forcing a balk by Erick Fedde (6-9). It was the primary balk of the season for Washington and the primary time the Mets have scored by way of a balk since March 30, 2019, additionally towards the Nationals.
Báez put the Mets forward for good with a 444-foot homer, a two-run drive within the fourth that made it 3-2. Villar hit a two-run homer within the sixth, and in addition tripled and singled. He scored 3 times.
Pete Alonso had an RBI single amongst his three hits and Dominic Smith delivered a run-scoring, pinch-hit single. Brandon Nimmo walked twice and was hit by a pitch twice in 5 plate appearances.
Tylor Megill (2-3) allowed two runs on one hit — a fourth-inning, two-run homer by Bell — and walked three with 5 strikeouts over 5 innings. 4 Mets relievers threw an inning apiece to finish the three-hitter.
Soto homered off Aaron Loup main off the sixth — the primary homer surrendered by the Mets lefty to a a left-handed hitter since Corey Dickerson for Tampa Bay on June 13, 2017.
Bell related once more within the eighth. The 2-homer recreation was the primary of the season for Bell and the sixth of his profession.
Washington’s Alcides Escobar went 0 for 4 as his 10-game hitting streak ended.
Fedde allowed 5 earned runs on eight hits and one stroll with six strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.
The Nationals introduced they may recall catcher Keibert Ruiz, who turned their high prospect upon being acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers in final month’s Max Scherzer-Trea Turner blockbuster commerce, previous to Monday night time’s residence recreation towards the Philadelphia Phillies.
Ruiz, 23, hit .308 with 5 homers and 14 RBIs for Triple-A Rochester.
“We really feel like he’s prepared to come back up and get a possibility to play up right here and watch him play,” Nationals supervisor Dave Martinez mentioned. “We’re all enthusiastic about it. He’s a part of our future right here.”
Martinez didn’t rule out the chance the Nationals may preserve three catchers — Tres Barrera and Riley Adams are on the energetic roster and veteran Alex Avila is rehabbing an damage — however mentioned Ruiz would get the majority of the time behind the plate.
“We’ll see how that is all going to work out, however we need to give him a possibility to play,” Martinez mentioned. “We’re going to play him as a lot as we are able to.”
TRIPLE THE FUN
Villar’s triple within the fifth was the Mets’ second of the collection and their third within the final 13 video games. New York went a serious league-record 68 video games and not using a triple previous to Alonso’s three-bagger on Aug. 16.
The Mets have 9 triples this season. The group file for fewest triples in a full season is 14, set by the 1999 squad.
Mets: C Tomas Nido (left thumb) missed a second straight recreation, leaving Patrick Mazeika because the Mets’ lone wholesome catcher. Mazeika was tended to by trainers after taking a foul ball off his knee within the eighth however stayed within the recreation.
Nationals: RHP Josiah Grey (0-1, 3.75 ERA), acquired with Ruiz from the Dodgers, will throw to him Monday when he makes his sixth begin for Washington within the opener of a three-game collection towards the Philadelphia Phillies.
Mets: The membership has not but introduced starters for Tuesday’s uncommon setup towards the Miami Marlins on Tuesday. The groups will full a nine-inning recreation that was suspended after only one out on April 11. Then they’ll play a seven-inning recreation at night time.
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