NEW YORK ( Associated Press) — Francisco Lindor walked home after being surprised by his mother’s maiden visit to Citi Field, Pete Alonso scored a Grand Slam during a brilliant sixth inning and the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins 10-4. beat Friday night.
Lindor’s wife, Katia, surprised her husband by flying in her mother Maria Serrano for her first New York trip since Lindor was acquired from Cleveland in January 2021. Lindor met his mother in the press conference room a few hours before the first pitch. ,
Lindor pointed to his family in the suites after hitting a three-run homer in the first innings of Pablo López (4-3).
The Puerto Rican star was later hit by two pitches—one with a loaded base. The Mets fell four times, bringing their major league-leading total to 49.
Carlos Carrasco (8-2) conceded three runs on eight hits with two walks and seven strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings.
Lindor entered the game with a .173 hit in June, but entered Black Beyond Center Field on a 0–1 pitch from Lopez. The 28-year-old clenched his fist between first and second base.
Lindor pulled off a base-loaded hit pitch in the sixth, a pitch before Alonso struck to cap his second career Grand Slam in a seven-run frame that overturned the Marlins’ potential triple play.
Earlier in the sixth, JD Davis had an RBI single and Starling Marte coaxed a base-loaded walk.
Center fielder Brian de la Cruz, who dropped a routine fly by Marte just before Lindor’s homer, took Carrasco home to finish fifth. George Soler gave an RBI double in the sixth, when John Bertie hit the fielder’s pick of the run-scorer. Levin Diaz scored on a balk in eighth place.
Soler, Cooper and Avicel Garcia had two hits each for the Marlins, who beat the Mets 10-9.
Lopez, pitching for the first time since Michael Brantley’s comeback hit his right wrist on June 10, conceded seven runs (six earned) on eight hits with one walk and five strikes in 5/1/3 innings.
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De la Cruz came within inches of a spectacular catch that would have resulted in at least one double play – and potentially a triple play – in the sixth.
With two outs, he tracked down Luis Guillaume’s fly to the warning track, hit the wall and bare the ball after several bobbles for a clear catch. He then threw into the field, where Mark Canaha and Jeff McNeil were doubled for a triple play.
Replays showed the ball hit the wall before de la Cruz caught it. The out call was reversed and Guillorme was awarded a single.
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Bertie improved to 15 for 15 stolen bases this season by swiping second in sixth. He is tied with Cliff Floyd and Chuck Carr for the fourth-longest streak of consecutive stolen bases in franchise history. Emilio Bonifacio (2012) stole 20 consecutive bases without being caught.
Marlins: 1b Jesus Aguilar and of Jesus Sanchez were placed on the injured list without any designation. The Marlins missed the OFF of Diaz and Gerar Encarnesian from Triple-A Jacksonville. … IFs Brian Anderson (back) and Joy Wendell (right hamstring) are scheduled to practice batting at the Marlins Spring Training Complex on Saturday. … RHP Cody Poteet (right elbow) is about to start a throwing program this weekend.
Mets: RHP Tyler Meagile (right shoulder) was shut down for four weeks when an MRI detected the strain. Megil was injured on Thursday in his second start since returning from an IL stint due to right biceps tendinitis. … 3b Eduardo Escobar (unknown) was available from the bench after missing Thursday’s game during testing at a local hospital. Manager Buck Showalter said he expected Escobar to return to the lineup on Saturday. … RHP Jacob deGrom (right shoulder bone) threw his fifth bullpen session on Friday.
Marlins: LHP Braxton Garrett (1-1, 4.00 ERA) will make his third start since being promoted from Triple-A Jacksonville on June 5.
Mets: RHP Taijuan Walker (4-2, 3.08 ERA) knocked out a season-high 10 batters in a win over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday – his most since scoring 12 against the Chicago Cubs on June 15, 2021 Strike.
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