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Mets Rally to Take Finale from Miracle

July 17, 2017 - Florida State League (FSL) - St. Lucie Mets News Release

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The St. Lucie Mets rallied from a mid-game three-run deficit to beat the Fort Myers Miracle 7-3 on Monday at Hammond Stadium. The Mets avoided the sweep with the victory.

The Mets were down 3-0 with two outs in the sixth inning when Jhoan Urena sparked the team to life with a two-run homer. Peter Alonso came up next and bashed another home run to tie the game 3-3.

Tim Tebow kept the rally going by yanking a double down the right field line. Jose Garcia gave the Mets the lead with a single up the middle to bring home Tebow.

Urena and Alonso hit back-to-back doubles in the eighth inning. Urena scored on Alonso's double and Alonso scored on a sac fly from Nick Sergakis to make it 6-3.

Tebow blooped a broken bat RBI single in the ninth to plate Urena for a 7-3 lead.

The Mets used Monday as a bullpen day on the mound. Justin Brantley made his first career start in 99 games and allowed two unearned runs in two innings.

Kevin Canelon pitched the next three innings and got the win. Alex Palsha tossed three scoreless innings. Tyler Bashlor handled a scoreless ninth in the non-save situation.

Urena went 3 for 4 with a homer, double and single. In his bid for the cycle in the ninth he drew a walk.

Alonso went 2 for 5. His homer was his ninth of the year.

Tebow went 3 for 5. It was his first three-hit game with St. Lucie.

Michael Theofanopolous took the loss for Fort Myers after surrendering the four two-out runs in the sixth.

The Mets (9-15, 42-50) return to First Data Field on Tuesday to start a three-game series with the Jupiter Hammerheads.

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