Justin Verlander, Mets sweep twin bill, series over Guardians

May 21, 2023;  New York City, New York, USA;  New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) is congratulated by his teammates after he hit a home run in the sixth inning against the Cleveland Guardians at Citi Field.

May 21, 2023; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) is congratulated by his teammates after he hit a home run in the sixth inning against the Cleveland Guardians at Citi Field.
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Jeff McNeil had a game-clinching sacrifice fly in the eighth inning Sunday night New York Mets defeat the visitor Cleveland Guardians 2-1 to sweep the split header

THE Mets they have won five in a row, including four in their last at-bat. THE Guardians they lost five of six

Starling Marte hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning of Sunday’s Game 1. Mets for a 5-4 win

Unique homes a GuardiansJose Ramirez (first inning) and the MetsFrancisco Lindor (sixth inning) drove in a solo home run between Cleveland ace Shane Bieber and New York ace Justin Verlander before the hosts earned the win against Bieber (3-3)

Francisco Alvarez led off the eighth with a single. One out later, Marte was pinch runner for third on Lindor’s single. Marte then raced home on McNeil’s fly to medium left.

Verlander (2-2), making his fourth start of the season after missing the first five weeks with a right shoulder injury, allowed three hits and walked none while striking out five.

Brooks Raley pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his first save of the season.

Bieber (3-3) pitched an eight-inning complete game. He gave up the two runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out four.

Ramirez, whose two-run homer in the eighth inning of Game 1 gave the Guardians took a short lead, was well into the second deck in right field, with two outs against Verlander in the first

THE Mets He walked Bieber in each of the first four innings, but left four runners on and hit into a double play. New York had runners on first and second and one out in the third before Bieber retired Lindor on a groundout and struck out McNeil.

Lindor tied the score with a leadoff single in the sixth. McNeil then drew a walk but was thrown out trying to advance to second on Pete Alonso’s fly out to left field.

— Field Level Media

Source: https://deadspin.com/justin-verlander-mets-sweep-twin-bill-series-over-gua-1850459919

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