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SportAlonso hits 49th HR, helps Mets rally in 9th to beat Rockies

02:40  19 september  2019
02:40  19 september  2019 Source:   ap.org

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DENVER (AP) — Pete Alonso hit his major league-leading 49th homer to tie the record for most by a rookie, then drew a bases-loaded walk during a four-run rally in the ninth inning that sent the New York Mets over the Colorado Rockies 7-4 Wednesday.

Alonso hits 49th HR, helps Mets rally in 9th to beat Rockies© Provided by The Associated Press New York Mets' Pete Alonso connects for a solo home run off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jeff Hoffman in the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

The Mets began the day tied with Philadelphia, four games behind the Cubs and Milwaukee for the second NL wild-card spot.

BOX SCORE: METS 7, ROCKIES 4

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Alonso hit a long solo home run to left field in the sixth. He matched the rookie mark set by Mark McGwire for Oakland in 1987.

Jeff McNeil also went deep for the Mets, who set a franchise record with 225 home runs this season.

Trailing 4-3 going into the ninth, the Mets tied it on Brandon Nimmo's third hit, an RBI single off Jairo Diaz (5-4). After a walk to McNeil loaded the bases, Joe Harvey relieved and walked Alonso on four pitches to put New York ahead.

Another run scored on a double-play grounder and Seth Lugo (7-4) hit an RBI single in his first plate appearance of the season.

Rookie Sam Hilliard hit two home runs for the Rockies, connecting both times off Noah Syndergaard. Hilliard's first homer went an estimated 447 feet to right-center and his second drive gave the Rockies a 2-1 lead. Hilliard was recalled on Aug. 27 and homered in his debut that night.

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Syndergaard went 5 2/3 innings, giving up four runs on 10 hits and striking out six. René Rivera started at catcher — Syndergaard recently expressed his interest in pitching to someone other than regular starter Wilson Ramos.

Ramos pinch-hit for Rivera and drew a leadoff walk in the ninth to begin the Mets' rally.

McNeil hit his 22nd homer, tagging Jeff Hoffman in the first inning. Hoffman allowed two runs on five hits in 5 1/3 innings.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mets: RHP Robert Gsellman (right triceps tightness) will throw off the mound again, manager Mickey Callaway said. Gsellman was scheduled to play catch Wednesday.

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Mets: RHP Jacob deGrom (9-8, 2.61) will open a three-game series at Cincinnati on Friday night. He is 2-1 with a 1.74 ERA in five career starts against the Reds.

Rockies: RHP Peter Lambert (3-6, 6.98) goes for his second straight win at the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night. Lambert had gone without a victory in 15 straight starts before beating San Diego on Saturday.

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Alonso hits 49th HR, helps Mets rally in 9th to beat Rockies
Alonso hits 49th HR, helps Mets rally in 9th to beat Rockies
Alonso hits 49th HR, helps Mets rally in 9th to beat Rockies
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