NEW YORK — Pete Alonso tied the game with a grand slam in the seventh inning and Francisco Lindor hit an RBI single in the 10th as the New York Mets rallied from a 5-0 deficit to beat the Cleveland Guardians 10-9 on Friday night.
Gabriel Arias hit a two-run homer in the top of the 10th against Drew Smith (3-1). In the bottom half, Mark Vientos and Francisco Álvarez tied it with RBI singles against Emmanuel Clase (1-4). Brandon Nimmo beat out an infield single before Lindor — facing his former team for the first time — singled past diving second baseman Andrés Gimenez.
The Mets have won three straight, a run that began when they overcame a trio of late-inning deficits and Alonso hit a game-ending three-run homer in Wednesday night's win over Tampa Bay.
Josh Naylor had five RBIs for the Guardians and hit a three-run first-inning homer into a staircase alongside the first deck in right field to drop the Mets — who have been outscored 41-10 in the first inning this season — into another early hole.
New York has given up the first run in 13 straight games.
The Guardians extended the lead on RBI singles by Cam Gallagher and Amed Rosario before the Mets began their rally against Cal Quantrill in the fifth, when Álvarez homered and Jeff McNeil hit an RBI single. Brett Baty led off the sixth with a homer.
Sam Hentges, who retired Álvarez as the potential tying run to end the sixth, allowed the first three batters to reach in the seventh. James Karinchak fell into a 3-1 hole against Alonso before the slugging first baseman homered to right-center to make it 7-7.
Alonso turned around as he rounded first, yelled and took a few steps backward while motioning to the home dugout following his third career grand slam. He has homered in four straight games, tying a career high set in 2019.
Quantrill gave up three runs and struck out a season-high six over 5 2/3 innings. Mets starter Carlos Carrasco surrendered five runs in five innings. Carrasco hadn’t pitched since April 15 due to right elbow inflammation.