Pete Alonso Leads Mets Over Marlins

Pete Alonso is a one-man rally these days. It’s going so well for the Mets first baseman that when he doesn’t produce — it’s downright surprising.

Leave it to Alonso and his weapon of choice, the home run. Alonso’s second homer of the game, an eighth-inning blast, gave the Mets their final lead in a 5-3 victory over the Marlins at loanDepot park.

With plenty of South Florida Mets fans in attendance to salute him with “M-V-Pete” chants, Alonso delivered a haymaker, giving his team a second straight victory and fifth in six games against Miami.

Alonso leads the National League with 22 homers and 68 RBIs in a season that won’t reach the midway point until next weekend. His two blasts on this day gave him four, including a grand slam last weekend, over eight games.

The Mets received a solid performance from pitcher Chris Bassitt, who held the Marlins to three earned runs on six hits and no walks with five strikeouts over seven innings. It was a third straight respectable outing for Bassitt.

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