Francisco Alvarez tied the score with a two-out, three-run home run in the ninth inning, and Pete Alonso tied the game with a three-run shot in the tenth as the New York Mets won 8–7 on Wednesday. defeated. Tampa Bay Rays.
New York was behind 2–0 before Mark Vientos, a rookie brought up from the minors for his season debut, tied the game with a two-run home run in the seventh inning off Ryan Thompson.
Brandon Lowe put the Rays ahead with a two-run homer from Adam Ottavino as part of a three-run drive in the eighth. Tampa Bay led 5–2.
Alvarez strikes with his four-corner stick against Jason Adams. The ball reached the second floor of left field, 426 feet from the plate, to send the duel to extra innings.
The Rays took a 7–5 lead when pinch-hitter Harold Ramirez and Josh Lowe hit RBI singles in the 10th inning off David Robertson (1–0).
Jeff McNeil singled off Pete Fairbanks (0-1) and led off the bottom half and Alonso got a fastball that ended up in the second tier of the stands in left field.
He hit 15 homers on the season and celebrated for New York, who drove their opponents on the field for the first time this season.
For the Rays, Dominican Vander Franco 3–0, Francisco Mejia 4–0, Jose Siri 5–1 with one run scored and one RBI. Mexico’s Randy Arrozarena made it 4–1 with a run and Isaac Paredes with an RBI 5–2. Colombian Ramirez went 1–1 with a run scored and an RBI.
For the Mets, Eduardo Escobar of Venezuela went 1–0, Álvarez went 4–1 and scored three runs. Puerto Rican Francisco Lindor 5-2. Dominican Starling Marte scored a run to make it 3–1.