Paez homers twice, Mets come back to beat Jays 7-3

St. Lucie wins fifth straight game

By St. Lucie Mets | April 14, 2018 10:03 PM

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (April 14, 2018) - Make it five wins in a row for the St. Lucie Mets.

Michael Paez cracked two home runs as the Mets rallied back to defeat the Dunedin Blue Jays 7-3 on Saturday at First Data Field.

Paez put the Mets on the board with a solo home run in the third inning.

The Blue Jays scored twice in the fourth and added another run in the fifth to go up 3-1.

Anthony Dimino ripped a two-run double in the sixth to tie the game 3-3. Later in the inning Paez smashed a three-run homer to put the Mets up 6-3. Desmond Lindsay laced a two-out RBI triple later in the sixth to finish the scoring at 7-3.

The Mets scored six runs on five hits in the decisive sixth inning. They sent 10 batters to the plate.

Three relievers - Adam Atkins, Thomas McIlraith and Matt Pobereyko - combined to limit Dunedin to one run in five innings. Atkins hurled three innings to qualify for his first win.

Mets starter Harol Gonzalez allowed two runs in four innings.

Paez and Luis Carpio had three hits apiece. Ian Strom had a single to extend his hitting streak to five games.

The Mets (6-4) and Blue Jays (4-6) wrap up their series on Sunday in the fifth annual Jackie Robinson Celebration Game. The contest is held at Holman Stadium at Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach. First pitch is 1:42 p.m.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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