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Martinez, Lindor and Alonso rally Mets over the skidding Diamondbacks 3-2

NEW YORK – JD Martinez hit a home run in the eighth inning, Francisco Lindor had four hits and drove in the tying run after Pete Alonso doubled as a pinch hitter and the New York Mets maintained their dominance over the Arizona Diamondbacks with a 3-2 win on Thursday night. victory.

Arizona standout Zac Gallen was injured on his sixth pitch, forcing the NL champions to use relief pitchers for almost the entire game. The Diamondbacks (25-31) then squandered a two-point lead and lost their fourth straight game, tying their season high of six games under .500. Arizona has scored nine points in its last six games.

New York (23-33) ended a four-game losing streak and won for the second time in ten games. The Mets have won 20 of their last 24 games against the Diamondbacks and 16 of their last 18 against Arizona at Citi Field.

Ketel Marte hit a two-run double in the third off rookie Christian Scott, who gave up four hits in six innings.

Lindor hit a home run in the third inning against Brandon Hughes and an RBI single in the seventh against Ryan Thompson (2-2) after Alonso doubled in his first pinch-hit appearance since 2021. Alonso left Wednesday’s game when he was hit on the right hand by a pitch; scans were negative.

Martinez homered off Thompson in the eighth, a drive that landed in the black batter’s eye out of center field for his fourth home run this season. Martinez, a 36-year-old six-time All-Star, played for the Diamondbacks in 2017.

Rookie Danny Young (2-0) pitched the eighth as the struggling Mets bullpen pitched four hitless innings in relief of Scott. Reed Garrett retired the side for his third save after walking in the ninth, capping a four-hitter.

Diamondbacks: SS Gerardo Perdomo, sidelined since April 3 with a torn right meniscus, will play his first rehab game as a DH in the Arizona Complex League on Friday. Perdomo and OF Alek Thomas, out since March 31 with a strained left hamstring, each had 10 at-bats in drills on Wednesday. …RHP Merrill Kelly (strained right shoulder) will start a throwing program next week. …RHP Miguel Castro (right shoulder inflammation) throws from 23 yards. … Luis Frías (right shoulder inflammation) may pitch in an ACL game next week, possibly Tuesday.

Mets: C Francisco Alvarez (sprained left thumb) began a rehab assignment with Double-A Binghamton and hit a three-run homer in the second inning. He was 1 for 2 with a walk.

LHP Jordan Montgomery (3-2, 4.69) starts Friday for the Diamondbacks and RHP Luis Severino (2-2, 3.22) for the Mets.

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