Dustin Lawley's walk-off RBI double to left scored T.J. Rivera in the ninth inning as the Mets rallied past the Charlotte Stone Crabs 7-6 on Tuesday at Tradition Field.
The Mets(36-30) trailed 6-3 in the seventh before an RBI double by Matt Reynolds cut the deficit to two runs. Lawley had a game-tying two run home run to tie the score in the seventh.
Reynolds had a two-run home run in the fifth to give the Mets a 3-2 lead. Reynolds fell a single shy of the cycle and was hit by a pitch in the ninth. T.J. Rivera had three hits and two runs scored.
Hamilton Bennett earned the victory in relief with a scoreless ninth. Randy Fontanez pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings.
Alex Panteliodis started and allowed two runs and seven hits while issuing two walks and striking out two in five innings.
Estarlin Morel gave up four runs(two earned) on five hits in 1 1/3 innings.
The Mets will host Charlotte in the series finale on Wednesday at Tradition Field at 6:30 p.m. Rainy Lara will make the start for the Mets.
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