Alonso drives in 4 runs, Mets hold on to beat Phillies 8-6

Fri, May 27, 2022
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Alonso drives in 4 runs, Mets hold on to beat Phillies 8-6

NEW YORK (AP) - Pete Alonso homered, doubled and drove in four runs, taking over the major league RBIs lead and powering the New York Mets past the Philadelphia Phillies 8-6 Friday night.

Down 7-0 to Carlos Carrasco (5-1), the Phillies made it close by scoring six times in the sixth inning, capped by Garrett Stubbs' three-run homer.

Mets relievers Drew Smith, Joely Rodriguez, Seth Lugo and Edwin Diaz held on, helping the NL East leaders beat Philadelphia for the seventh time in 10 games this season. Diaz got his 11th save in 14 chances.

Alonso had a sacrifice fly in a three-run first, a two-run homer - his 12th - in the third and an RBI double in the fourth.

Francisco Lindor scored three runs for the Mets, and Starling Marte (RBI) had two hits and scored twice. They each stole a base.

YANKEES 2, RAYS 0

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Jameson Tallion pitched two-hit ball over eight innings, following Nestor Cortes to give the Yankees their longest consecutive starts in nine years and leading New York over Tampa Bay.

Gleyber Torres put the Yankees ahead with a homer in the fourth off Jeffrey Springs (2-2) and Matt Carpenter, in his second game with New York, homered later in the inning.

New York opened a 6 1/2-game lead over the Rays by winning the first two games of the four-game series.

  • Taillon (5-1) improved to 5-0 with a 2.20 ERA in his last seven starts, striking out five and walking none. Clay Holmes earned his sixth save in six chances.

    Cortes threw eight-plus innings of one-run ball as New York won Thursday's series opener 7-2. Yankees starters had not pitched eight innings in consecutive games since CC Sabathia and Ivan Nova against Kansas City on July 9-10, 2013.

    BRAVES 6, MARLINS 4

    ATLANTA (AP) - Ozzie Albies' bloop double in the seventh inning drove in two runs and Atlanta recovered after squandering an early three-run lead in a win over Miami.

    Miami led 4-3 before Ronald Acuna Jr. tied the game with a pinch-hit double off Anthony Bass (1-2). Matt Olson scored from first on the double.

    After Bass walked Dansby Swanson, Albies hit a blooper that fell into shallow left. Marlins left fielder Jorge Soler held the ball too long and Acuna easily scored the go-ahead run. Swanson ran through third-base coach Ron Washington's stop sign to also score.

    Jackson Stephens (1-1) had two strikeouts and allowed no hits in two scoreless innings behind Ian Anderson. Kenley Jansen earned his 11th save.

    Jesus Aguilar and Garrett Cooper hit two-run homers for Miami. Austin Riley homered for Atlanta.

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