Lindor hits home as Mets win NL showdown against Braves, Orioles win 10th straight

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The New York Mets won 7-3 against the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday in a matchup between two of the top three teams in the National League.

Both teams hit three homers, with the Mets taking the early lead with a solo homer against Eduardo Escobar in the second inning.

An inning later, after a walk to Tomas Nido and a hit against Brandon Nimmo, Francisco Lindor fired a much-needed three-run blast to right field as he looks to regain the kind of form that saw him become a four. times All-Star with the Cleveland Guardians.

Mark Canha made it 5-0 for the Mets in the sixth inning with his own solo shot, before Matt Olson’s 412-foot homer down the frame finally put the Braves on the scoreboard.

Olson’s pitch was the only run conceded by Mets starting pitcher Chris Bassitt, who finished with an earned run in six complete innings, allowing five hits and two walks while striking out six.

Luis Guillorme added one more run for the Mets in the seventh inning with his RBI double, which also moved Lindor to third base in the process. Lindor then scored in one of the most unique ways in baseball, with Braves relief pitcher Jesse Chavez being called for a denial.

Austin Riley and Eddie Rosario added consolation homers in the eighth and ninth innings respectively, with Riley hitting his 25th of the season. Only three players have more: Yordan Alvarez of the Houston Astros (26), Kyle Schwarber of the Philadelphia Phillies (28) and Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees (30).

The twins win with a kick

The Minnesota Twins sent their fans away happy after Jose Miranda’s home run to defeat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1.

Both starting pitchers performed well, with Milwaukee’s Aaron Ashby giving up one run in four and two-thirds innings, while rookie Joe Ryan allowed just two hits and two walks for one run in five and one-third innings. .

An RBI single from Gilberto Celestino in the second inning and a solo home run from Jace Peterson in the third were the only scores going into the final frame.

With closer Brewers star Josh Hader on the mound trying to force extra innings, Jorge Polanco and Max Kepler both arrived on base as the first two hitters of the inning, setting up Miranda to drill the game-winning shot on the left field wall.

Orioles and Mariners both win 10th in a row

The Baltimore Orioles beat the Chicago Cubs 7-1 for their 10th straight win, while the Seattle Mariners accomplished the same feat with their 2-1, 6-4 wins in their double-header over the Washington Nationals.

For the Orioles, it’s their longest winning streak since 1999, and the first time since 2005 that they’ve swept three straight streaks. Austin Hays was the star on Wednesday, tallying four of his five at bats, while Spenser Watkins was credited with the mound victory.

Meanwhile, the Mariners haven’t won 10 straight since 2002, and they also have heavy favorite for AL Rookie of the Year in star center Julio Rodriguez, who is the only rookie to be named. for the All-Star Game.

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