Mets Take Down Blue Jays 6-3
Mets take down Blue Jays 6-3 Familia strikes out 3 in scoreless 8th
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - The St. Lucie Mets came from behind to defeat the Dunedin Blue Jays 6-3 on Saturday at First Data Field.
With the game tied 3-3 in the bottom of the sixth, Jose Garcia hit a sac fly deep to left field to bring home Wuilmer Becerra for the go-ahead run.
The Mets added to their lead with a pair of bases-loaded walks from Peter Alonso and Jhoan Urena in the seventh inning to make it 6-3.
Jeurys Familia (shoulder) struck out three batters in a scoreless eighth inning in his second rehab game. Familia allowed an infield hit and one walk while throwing 25 pitches.
Former Major Leaguer Tom Gorzelanny (shoulder) was activated off the Triple-A disabled list and assigned to St. Lucie before the game. The lefty pitched a perfect ninth to get the save.
Mets starter Andrew Church delivered his second straight quality start and won his team-high 10th game. Church was excellent over seven innings. He scattered seven hits and three runs. He did not walk a batter and struck out four.
Blue Jays top prospect Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. slugged a leadoff homer in the fourth inning to make it 2-0 Blue Jays.
Becerra got the Mets on the board in the bottom of the fourth with a solo home run, his fourth of the season. The Mets tied the game and took the lead in the fifth. J.C. Rodriguez grounded out to bring home Garcia to make it 2-2. Later in the frame Anthony Dimino hit a two-out RBI single to plate Colby Woodmansee to put the Mets up 3-2.
Dunedin tied the game on a Juan Kelly sac fly in the sixth, but the Mets scored the rest of the runs in the game.
Dimino went 2 for 3. Woodmansee doubled for his first FSL hit.
Guerrero and Michael De La Cruz had two hits apiece for the Blue Jays. Reliever Dan Lietz allowed three runs in one inning to suffer the loss.
The Mets (57-67, 24-32) and Blue Jays (65-60, 31-25) conclude their series at First Data Field on Sunday. First pitch is set for 1 p.m.
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