Mets rally multiple times to outlast Guardians 10-9

Francisco Lindor hit a walk-off RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning Friday night as the New York Mets came back to edge the visiting Cleveland Guardians, 10-9, in the opener of a three-game series.Pete Alonso tied the score with a grand slam in the seventh for the Mets, who overcame a 5-0 fifth-inning deficit.Gabriel Arias delivered a two-run, one-out homer in the top of the 10th before Mark Vientos’ one-out single in the bottom half scored automatic runner Brett Baty.Pinch-runner Eduardo Escobar stole second and scored on a two-out single by Francisco Alvarez, who went to third on a single by Brandon Nimmo before Lindor singled on the first pitch against Emmanuel Clase (1-4).Drew Smith (3-1) threw the top of the 10th for the Mets.Prior to Alonso’s grand slam, Brett Baty had two hits, including a homer, for the Mets. Alvarez also homered while Jeff McNeil laced a run-scoring single.Josh Naylor finished with five RBIs via a three-run homer and a two-run single among his three hits for the Guardians. Cam Gallagher (second inning) and Amed Rosario (fifth inning) added RBI singles for Cleveland.The Guardians went ahead immediately against Carlos Carrasco, who missed the previous month with right elbow inflammation. Rosario singled with one out and Jose Ramirez walked before Naylor homered to right.Cleveland extended the lead in the second, when Myles Straw led off with a double, took third on a groundout by Will Brennan and scored on Gallagher’s single.