The New York Mets defeated the Toronto Blue Jays, 6-5, on Sunday at the Rogers Centre in Toronto in Game 3 of the teams' three-game series. Toronto won the series, 2-1.
The Mets took an early lead in the first inning on a pair of doubles from David Wright and Kirk Nieuwenhuis. New York doubled their lead to 4-0 in the second inning on a Mike Baxter triple. Toronto cut the lead in half over the course of the third and four innings. The Mets pushed the lead to 6-2 in the fifth inning. The Blue Jays scored one run in the seventh and two runs in the eighth.
Dillon Gee (3-3, 5.44 ERA) got the start and the win for the Mets and gave up three earned runs in 6.2 innings. He struck out six batters and walked four. Henderson Alvarez (3-4, 3.30 ERA) gave up all six of the Mets' runs for the Blue Jays in five innings of work and took the loss. Frank Francisco picked up his tenth save for a scoreless ninth inning. He gave up one hit and walked one batter and struck out three.
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