Enrique Cruz's three-run homer lifted St. Lucie over Dunedin, 5-3, on Saturday, giving the Mets a 2-0 lead in the best-of-5 Florida State League Championship Series.
The Mets trailed in the ninth inning, 3-1. Caleb Stewart singled and scored on Mike Carp's double. Jesus Flores was intentionally walked before Cruz connected off reliever Connor Falkenbach (0-1) to move St. Lucie within one victory of the title.
Marcelo Perez (1-0) picked up the win in relief by retiring the final two batters with the bases loaded in the eighth. Carlos Muniz struck out two in a perfect ninth for his fourth postseason save.
St. Lucie, which scored three runs in the ninth in Friday's series-opening 7-5 victory, can wrap up the championship at 7 p.m. ET on Sunday at Tradition Field.
The Blue Jays built a 3-0 lead behind six scoreless innings from starter Russ Savickas, who allowed four hits and two walks while striking out nine.
But Carp, who went 3-for-4, greeted reliever Jeremy King with a leadoff single in the seventh and scored when Cruz grounded into a double play later in the inning.
Carlo Cota delivered an RBI double during a two-run first for Dunedin. He also singled and scored on Eric Arnold's base hit in the sixth.