Lindor’s slam ends the Mets’ comeback in a 7-5 win over the Brewers

Lindor’s slam ends the Mets’ comeback in a 7-5 win over the Brewers

MILWAUKEE — Francisco Lindor hit a two-out slam in the seventh inning to put New York ahead for good as the Mets overcame a four-run deficit to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-5 on Tuesday.

Pete Alonso hit his second three-run homer in as many nights as the Mets maintained their one-game lead in the NL East over Atlanta and dealt a devastating blow to the Brewers’ wild-card hopes. The Mets won with four hits, a night after making their first playoff appearance since 2016 with a 7-2 win at Milwaukee.

The Brewers remained 2 1/2 games behind the Philadelphia Phillies in the race for the final NL wild card spot. Milwaukee’s loss clinched a spot for Atlanta.

Willy Adames went 4 for 5 with two RBI and a pair of doubles for the Brewers.

Milwaukee retired 14 straight batters and led 4-0 with one out in the sixth when the Mets began their charge.

Brad Boxberger came in at that point and hit Mark Canha with a pitch before giving up a single to Lindor. Alonso then hit a 425-foot drive off a 1-1 slider that easily cleared the center field wall and extended his NL-leading RBI total to 121.

Boxberger regrouped to get out of the sixth and then retired the leadoff man in the seventh before giving way to Taylor Rogers, who walked the bases loaded before striking out Canha.

That brought up Lindor, who sent a first-pitch sinker over the left-field wall to put the Mets ahead 7-4.

Lindor’s grand slam traveled about 413 feet.

Rogers (4-8) has allowed 14 runs in 19 innings for a 6.63 ERA since joining the Brewers as part of the package they received in the trade that sent four-time All-Star closer Josh Hader to the San Diego Padres. Rogers has given up six homers since joining the Brewers after allowing just one in 41 1/3 innings with the Padres.

The Brewers brought the tying run to the plate in the seventh, but pinch hitter Jace Peterson struck out swinging on a 3-2 pitch from Trevor May.

Adames’ two-out RBI single allowed the Brewers to bring the tying run to the plate again in the eighth, but Edwin Diaz came in and struck out Rowdy Tellez.

Diaz closed out the ninth for his 31st save. Joely Rodriguez (2-4) earned the win with one hit in shutout relief.


Mets: RHP Drew Smith (right lat strain) was reinstated from the injured list and RHP Tommy Hunter (lower back strain) went on the injured list retroactive to Saturday.

Brewers: Aaron Ashby came off the injured list and pitched two scoreless innings as the Brewers opener in his first appearance since August 19th. Ashby was dealing with shoulder inflammation. … Manager Craig Counsell said LHP Eric Lauer (elbow) is headed toward a return Friday when the Brewers are in Cincinnati.

UP Next

RHP Taijuan Walker (12-4, 3.42) will pitch for the Mets and RHP Adrian Houser (6-9, 4.85) starts for the Brewers as this series concludes on Wednesday afternoon.

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