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Final score: Mets 4, Giants 3—Walker walks ‘em off

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The Mets beat the Giants on a walk-off single by Neil Walker in the ninth.

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In the first game of a three-game series, the Mets beat the Giants by a 4-3 score when Neil Walker hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning. After falling behind by two runs in the top of the first inning, the Mets never led until they won, but they did come back to tie the game twice.

It was Walker who got them on the board with a run-scoring ground rule double in the bottom of the first, and T.J. Rivera doubled in a run in the fifth that tied the game. After Jacob deGrom served up a solo bomb to Buster Posey in the sixth—the second home run he allowed in his start—Curtis Granderson answered that run with a pinch-hit double in the bottom of that inning to tie the game again.

And after another excellent performance by the Mets’ bullpen, things came back around to Walker, who would have easily driven in two runs on that first-inning double if not for the fact that it bounced over the outfield fence.

Full recap to follow.

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