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Final Score: Mets 6, Giants 3-Jeff the Giant slayer

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Jeff McNeil helped lead the Mets over the Giants.

San Francisco Giants v New York Mets Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

After being shut down for eighteen straight innings, the Mets’ offense finally broke out late to give the Mets a 6-3 victory.

They were behind early when Steven Matz gave up a two-run home run to Evan Longoria in the first, but he settled in nicely after that. He had a shortened outing and his night was over after five innings. He gave up just two hits and struck out five.

Corey Oswalt entered the game after Matz departed and was excellent in three innings of relief. He allowed only one hit and struck out one. Holding the Giants was crucial since it afforded the Mets an opportunity to come back.

San Francisco starter Chris Stratton shut the Mets’ offense down until the seventh when a sacrifice fly by Michael Conforto and a RBI single by Austin Jackson tied the game 2-2.

The Mets went ahead the next inning when Jose Reyes lead off with a triple. He was still at third with two-outs when Jeff McNeil drove him in with a double. That was McNeil’s fourth hit of the night, and the second four-hit game of his career. Michael Conforto followed with a home run and the Mets had a cushion heading into the ninth.

It was up to Seth Lugo to protect the lead and he got a bit unlucky when Jose Bautista misplayed a ball to allow the Giants’ third run to score. Lugo settled down and Hunter Pence grounded out to nail down the victory.

Full recap to follow.

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