The Mets lost to the Giants in dramatic fashion on Friday but came back to claim a huge win on Saturday at Oracle Park.

MLB wrap: Dominic Smith, Pete Alonso shine in Mets' win over Giants


The Mets lost to the Giants in dramatic fashion on Friday but came back to claim a huge win on Saturday at Oracle Park.

New York's Dominic Smith misjudged a popup hit to left field in the 10th inning last game, and his error allowed San Francisco to score its only run of the game and claim a 1-0 victory. Smith also went 0 for 4 at the plate in that contest, but bounced back in a big way this time around.

Smith went 3 for 5 on Saturday and tallied four RBIs. It was a complete 180 from his previous performance.

And then there's Pete Alonso, who has been in a hitting slump since winning the Home Run Derby. The first baseman was benched for rest in the contest but blasted a three-run homer in his lone at-bat as a pinch hitter in the sixth inning.

Mets manager Mickey Callaway was pleased with Alonso's surprising showing in limited action.

"That's what you want," Callaway said following the win. "One at-bat, three RBIs and a homer and go rest some more. That was really good."

Pablo Sandoval was a bright spot for the Giants and went 4 for 4 at the plate.

New York is now 45-53 and sits in fourth in the National League East. San Francisco is 49-50 and third in the National League West.

Studs of the Night

Lucas Giolito struck out nine batters as the White Sox took down the Rays 2-1.

Jose Urquidy K'd nine batters in seven innings to help the Astros top the Rangers 6-1.

Pittsburgh's Starling Marte went 3 for 5 at the plate and tallied one RBI in the Pirates' 5-1 victory over the Phillies.

Duds of the Night

The Rockies' Antonio Senzatela gave up seven hits and six earned runs in 1 1/3 innings of work in an 11-5 loss to the Yankees.

Oscar Mercado was hitless in four at-bats as the Indians fell to the Royals 1-0.

Highlight

Javier Baez pulled off this amazing blind tag in the Cubs' 6-5 win against the Padres.

What's Next?

Nationals (52-45) at Braves (59-41) 7:08 p.m. ET — Washington topped Atlanta 5-3 on Saturday and is just 5 1/2 games back from the lead in the National League East. The Braves are trying to stay on top of the division while the Nationals are creeping closer and threatening to close the margin.

 



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