Marte hits a 3-run triple and Mets erase an early deficit for a 10-9 victory over the skidding Diamondbacks

NEW YORK — – Starling Marte tripled with the bases loaded in the first inning to drive in four runs, JD Martinez homered for the second straight game and the New York Mets held off the skidding Arizona Diamondbacks 10-9 on Friday night.

Trailing by five and down to their final out, the Diamondbacks got a three-run homer from Joc Pederson and a solo shot from Christian Walker on consecutive pitches from Reed Garrett before striking out Lourdes Gurriel Jr. to put an end to it.

Mark Vientos had three hits and two RBI, hours after taking over the day job at third base as the Mets made a series of roster moves. Luis Severino (3-2) bounced back from a rough start and New York (24-33) won back-to-back games for the first time since May 6-7 in St. Louis.

The brief winning streak comes after Francisco Lindor called a players-only meeting following a 10-3 loss Wednesday to the Dodgers, leaving the frustrated Mets with 15 losses in 19 games.

Lindor had two more hits on Friday, including an RBI double that extended his hitting streak to 10 games, after going 4 for 4 with a homer in the opener of a four-game series against Arizona on Thursday night.

Eugenio Suárez also homered and Pederson had four RBI for the Diamondbacks (25-32), who dropped their fifth straight. The defending National League champions fell below .500 for their worst seven games of the season.

New York has won 21 of the past 25 games against the Diamondbacks and 17 of the last 19 meetings at Citi Field.

Pete Alonso added an RBI double on Fireworks Night at Citi Field as the Mets teed off Jordan Montgomery (3-3) and finished with 14 hits. After trailing 3-0, they scored four times in the bottom of the first inning and reached double figures in points for the first time since a 16-4 win on April 11 in Atlanta.

Marte’s triple to left-center was only the second all season for New York.

After scoring just nine runs in the previous six games, Arizona scored three in the first inning. Severino got off to a scrappy start, giving up a leadoff single and then made a balk before hitting Ketel Marte with a pitch.

Pederson and Gurriel had RBI singles before Severino settled in. He threw 97 pitches in 5 1/3 innings, allowing five runs – four earned – and six hits.


Diamondbacks: RHP Zac Gallen went on the 15-day injured list with a strained right hamstring and RHP Slade Cecconi was recalled from Triple-A Reno. … All-Star shortstop Geraldo Perdomo (right meniscus tear) would get three at-bats as a DH in his first rehab game in the Arizona Complex League.

Mets: C Francisco Alvarez (left thumb surgery) had a scheduled day off from his rehab assignment after hitting a three-run homer in his first game at Double-A Binghamton on Thursday. He will play seven innings on Saturday. … Alonso returned to the starting lineup for the first time since leaving Wednesday’s game early when he was hit by a pitch on the right hand. On Thursday evening, he delivered a pinch-hit double. … RHP Drew Smith (shoulder soreness) will make another rehab appearance for Triple-A Syracuse this weekend. One more after that and he may be ready to go off the injured list, manager Carlos Mendoza said.


During a pregame ceremony on Saturday, the Mets will retire the No. 18 worn by outfielder Darryl Strawberry from 1983-90.

Arizona LHP Blake Walston (0-0, 2.16 ERA) makes his second Major League start, after throwing 4 2/3 shutout innings against Miami on Sunday. LHP Sean Manaea (3-1, 3.16) goes for New York.



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