Mets edge Padres on Cano’s milestone night

Rookie Pete Alonso snapped a ninth-inning tie with a two-run homer, and the visiting New York Mets hung on for a 7-6 victory over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.With the score 5-5, New York’s Robinson Cano singled to open the ninth against Adam Warren (2-1) for his fourth hit of the game.Alonso, who had gone 0-for-4 Monday night with three strikeouts, then hit a drive 449 feet with an estimated exit velocity of just under 115 mph. Alonso, who earlier had two run-scoring singles, wound up with four RBIs for the game. He now has 11 homers and 31 RBIs on the season.Seth Lugo (2-0) got the win with two scoreless innings of relief. Edwin Diaz picked up his ninth save by working his way out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the bottom of the ninth after Franmil Reyes brought the Padres to within a run with a RBI single.The Mets scored three times in the seventh to tie the game at 5-5.Jeff McNeil drew a leadoff walk from reliever Phil Maton, and Amed Rosario followed with a double. After Robbie Erlin came on to strike out Cano, Alonso greeted reliever Craig Stammen with his second RBI single of the night.Michael Conforto plated Rosario with a sacrifice fly, and after Wilson Ramos worked a walk, Brandon Nimmo snapped out of a 0-for-28 drought with a game-tying double.The Mets had taken a 2-0 lead in the first by opening the game with four consecutive hits off Padres starter Cal Quantrill — a double by McNeil, an RBI single by Rosario, a double by Cano and a RBI single by Alonso.Cano’s first hit of the night was the 2,500th of his career — making him the 101st player in major league history and sixth player from the Dominican Republic to reach the milestone.

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