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Final Score: Mets 3, Tigers 1—Conforto and Walker go deep

deGrom, Conforto, and Walker helped the Mets end the weekend on a high note.

MLB: New York Mets at Detroit Tigers Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets beat the Tigers 3-1 in Detroit today, avoiding the sweep and giving the Mets a happier plane ride west to Arizona later this evening.

Jacob deGrom started for the Mets, and was effective, if not overpowering, in his 6.2 innings of work, striking out three and walking two. He left the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh and Jerry Blevins, who induced weak contact from pinch hitter Ian Kinsler, gave up the tying run nonetheless.

The Mets’ offense was utterly anemic early, with only a Michael Conforto solo shot off of Anibal Sanchez in the seventh inning to show for their efforts. In the top of the ninth, Neil Walker planted a Francisco Rodriguez pitch over the right-center field wall to take a 3-1 lead. Jeurys Familia pitched the bottom of the ninth, recording his 39th save of the year.

Full recap to follow.

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