After getting blown out in Game 2, the Mets responded with a blowout of their own. They got to Royals' starter Yordano Ventura early, and forced him from the game after just three-plus innings. Then they put up a crooked number against Royals' reliever Franklin Morales in the sixth. Meanwhile, Noah Syndergaard, along with Addison Reed, Tyler Clippard, and Jeurys Familia, kept the Royals in check.
Let's experience some of the best moments from the win all over again!
In the bottom of the first, David Wright pushed the Mets ahead with a two-run home run to left field.
In the second inning, while the Royals were in the midst of pushing across two runs, Michael Conforto helped limit the damage by throwing out Alex Gordon at third base. Gordon was initially ruled safe, but the call was overturned.
In the bottom of the third, the Mets were again trailing by one run. And again, they responded with a two-run home run, this time by Curtis Granderson.
Granderson followed up his home run with some great defense. He ran a long way to track down this fly ball to record the third out in the fifth inning.
An inning later, Syndergaard worked out of a major jam, and got Alex Rios to hit an inning-ending groundout with the bases loaded.
Leading by two runs in the sixth inning, the Mets managed to push across four runs to take a commanding lead.
Shortstop Wilmer Flores made this fine play to record the first out in the ninth inning.
After not pitching in Game 2, Jeurys Familia bounced back from his blown save in Game 1 with a clean ninth inning, sealing the win on a groundout from pinch-hitter Kendrys Morales.
The Mets head into Game 3 tonight, trailing the Royals two games to one.