Francisco Lindor hit a seventh-inning grand slam to put the New York Mets ahead for good, as they overturned a four-run deficit to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-5 on Tuesday night.
For the second night in a row, Pete Alonso hit a three-run homer for New York, which preserved its one-game lead over Atlanta atop the NL East.
Instead, the Brewers suffered a devastating blow to their postseason hopes.
New York won by just four hits, one night after clinching its first playoff berth since 2016 with a 7-2 win over Milwaukee.
Milwaukee remained 2 1/2 games behind the Philadelphia Phillies in the hunt for the National League wild card. The Brewers’ loss made Atlanta a playoff umpire.
Taylor Rogers (4-8) took the loss.
Dominican Joely Rodriguez (2-4) won, with a one-round shutout. Puerto Rico’s Edwin Díaz solved the ninth chapter and earned his 31st save.
For the Mets, the Puerto Rican Lindor went 3-2 with two runs scored and four RBIs. Venezuelan Eduardo Escobar 3-0, Luis Guillorme 2-0.
For the Brewers, Dominican Willy Adames went 5-4 with a run and two RBI. Mexican Luis Urías 5-1. Venezuelan Omar Narváez 4-1 with an RBI.