Mets hit back-to-back homers in 9th, stun Marlins 4-3

NEW YORK (AP) A day after scoring 13 runs in a rain-delayed affair that ended after midnight, it looked like the Mets didn't have much left in the tank for the first game of Thursday's doubleheader against Miami.

Down to their last out and trailing by a run, they came through.

Michael Conforto and Todd Frazier hit back-to-back homers in the ninth inning, and New York stunned the Marlins 4-3.

Kyle Barraclough entered with one out in the ninth and retired pinch-hitter Dominic Smith before Conforto lined a 1-0 changeup into the second deck in right to tie the game. Frazier followed by hitting a 1-1 pitch into the seats in left-center field, prompting his teammates to rush from the dugout and mob the veteran third baseman as he crossed home.

''I was hoping that Michael got on. He did his job, and in my mind I was trying to hit a home run,'' Frazier said. ''Those rarely happen. Got a pitch to hit and kind of squeaked one over, so we'll take it.''

It was the first time in franchise history that the Mets hit back-to-back homers in a walk-off win, according to Elias. The Mets have five walk-off victories in this otherwise forgettable season. Only the 1962 and 1963 teams had more, with six.

Barraclough (0-6) blew a save for the seventh time in 17 opportunities.

Jerry Blevins (3-2) pitched a scoreless ninth for the win.

Rookie starter Sandy Alcantara befuddled the Mets' lineup, permitting just two hits, with his only real blemish coming off the bat of the opposing pitcher. Steven Matz hit his first career homer, jumping on a first-pitch fastball for a two-run shot into the left-field seats in the second inning to tie the game at 2.

''It was just a bad pitch to Matz, but other than that I was able to settle back in and get going,'' Alcantara said through a translator.

It was the first homer by a Mets pitcher since Seth Lugo hit one on July 15, 2017.

''Definitely got all of it,'' Matz said. ''Felt good to get my first one.''

Peter O'Brien and Isaac Galloway went deep in the top of the second against Matz. Galloway's third long ball of the year traveled an estimated 408 feet into the second deck in left.

Playing in front of a sparse crowd with several hundred fans scattered around Citi Field, both clubs then traded zeroes until the seventh.

Matz retired 13 of 14 before allowing a double to Brian Anderson to start the inning and was lifted after getting Lewis Brinson to fly out. O'Brien lined Drew Smith's first pitch into the right-field corner for a run-scoring single.

Adam Conley pitched a scoreless eighth, stranding a runner left by Alcantara, and retired Jay Bruce to start the ninth before being lifted for Barraclough.

Matz allowed three runs on three hits in 6 1/3 innings, walking two and striking out four.

Alcantara also faced the Mets on June 29 in Miami, earning his first big league win behind five innings of one-run ball.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Marlins: OF Austin Dean was a late scratch because of nausea.

Mets: 3B David Wright (back/shoulder) is expected to be activated from the 60-day disabled list when the team returns home Sept. 25, and is slated to start at third base on Sept. 29 against Miami in what could be the final game of his major league career. ... C Devin Mesoraco (bulging disk in back) is almost pain-free and could be close to returning, manager Mickey Callaway said.

UP NEXT

Marlins: RHP Jeff Brigham (0-1, 9.00 ERA) took the mound in the nightcap, making his second big league appearance.

Mets: LHP Jason Vargas (5-9, 6.75 ERA) has won three of his last four starts, lasting at least 5 1/3 innings in four or five.

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  • W: J. Blevins (3-2)L: K. Barraclough (0-6)
  • HR: MIA - I. Galloway (3), P. O'Brien (1), NYM - T. Frazier (18), S. Matz (1), M. Conforto (25)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Rojas SS-1B40000003.249.295.342.6380.0
S. Castro 2B40000010.284.335.406.741-0.5
J. Realmuto C20000200.284.348.500.8482.0
B. Anderson 3B41100012.272.356.399.7552.5
L. Brinson CF40000012.202.242.355.597-0.5
P. O'Brien 1B31221000.214.214.500.7148.0
J. Riddle SS10000010.232.281.398.678-0.5
I. Galloway RF-LF31111111.239.352.478.8306.5
R. Ortega LF40100011.248.298.292.5902.5
M. Sierra RF00000000.156.171.174.3450.0
S. Alcantara P20000120.000.125.000.1250.0
A. Conley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Barraclough P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Nimmo RF40100001.269.391.497.8882.0
    J. Bruce 1B40000011.221.302.363.665-0.5
    W. Flores 2B30000011.268.318.420.738-0.5
    D. Smith P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    A. Swarzak P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    J. Blevins P0000-000.500.500.500.000-
    a- A. Rosario PH0000-000.253.294.386.000-
    b- D. Smith PH10000000.219.250.448.6980.0
    M. Conforto LF41111001.236.340.430.7716.0
    T. Frazier 3B31111100.225.303.419.7236.0
    A. Jackson CF30000020.261.319.338.657-1.0
    K. Plawecki C11000210.230.342.397.7392.5
    S. Matz P21121000.093.133.186.3197.0
    J. McNeil 2B10000011.338.395.490.886-0.5
    J. Reinheimer SS30000011.174.269.174.443-0.5
    • a-announced for Blevins in the 9th
    • b-grounded out for Rosario in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - B. Anderson (31)
    • HR - P. O'Brien, I. Galloway (3)
    • RBI - P. O'Brien 2 (2), I. Galloway (6)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Rojas 3 (3), B. Anderson, L. Brinson
    BATTING
    • 2B - B. Nimmo (25)
    • HR - M. Conforto (25), T. Frazier (18), S. Matz
    • RBI - M. Conforto (65), T. Frazier (58), S. Matz 2 (3)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Conforto (20), T. Frazier (18), S. Matz 2 (3)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Nimmo, M. Conforto
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - R. Ortega (5)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - T. Frazier (3)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Reinheimer-Flores-Bruce)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    S. Alcantara7.02223611.420.9520.0
    A. Conley (H, 16)1.10000104.371.083.5
    K. Barraclough (L, 0-6) (BS, 7)0.12220024.411.37-9.0
    PITCHERSIP
    S. Alcantara7.0
    A. Conley (H, 16)1.1
    K. Barraclough (L, 0-6) (BS, 7)0.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    S. Matz6.13332424.181.2415.0
    D. Smith0.22001002.051.27-3.0
    A. Swarzak1.00001105.871.572.5
    J. Blevins (W, 3-2)1.00000303.551.2411.5
    PITCHERSIP
    S. Matz6.1
    D. Smith0.2
    A. Swarzak1.0
    J. Blevins (W, 3-2)1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - S. Alcantara 99-62, A. Conley 18-10, K. Barraclough 10-6
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Alcantara 9-5, A. Conley 1-2, K. Barraclough 1-0
    • Batters Faced - S. Alcantara 25, A. Conley 4, K. Barraclough 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - S. Matz 100-66, D. Smith 16-9, A. Swarzak 22-13, J. Blevins 17-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Matz 7-7, D. Smith 1-1
    • Batters Faced - S. Matz 23, D. Smith 5, A. Swarzak 4, J. Blevins 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Rojas SS-1B40000003.249.295.342.6380.0
    S. Castro 2B40000010.284.335.406.741-0.5
    J. Realmuto C20000200.284.348.500.8482.0
    B. Anderson 3B41100012.272.356.399.7552.5
    L. Brinson CF40000012.202.242.355.597-0.5
    P. O'Brien 1B31221000.214.214.500.7148.0
    J. Riddle SS10000010.232.281.398.678-0.5
    I. Galloway RF-LF31111111.239.352.478.8306.5
    R. Ortega LF40100011.248.298.292.5902.5
    M. Sierra RF00000000.156.171.174.3450.0
    S. Alcantara P20000120.000.125.000.1250.0
    A. Conley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    K. Barraclough P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    Total313532489-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      B. Nimmo RF40100001.269.391.497.8882.0
      J. Bruce 1B40000011.221.302.363.665-0.5
      W. Flores 2B30000011.268.318.420.738-0.5
      D. Smith P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      A. Swarzak P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      J. Blevins P0000-000.500.500.500.000-
      a- A. Rosario PH0000-000.253.294.386.000-
      b- D. Smith PH10000000.219.250.448.6980.0
      M. Conforto LF41111001.236.340.430.7716.0
      T. Frazier 3B31111100.225.303.419.7236.0
      A. Jackson CF30000020.261.319.338.657-1.0
      K. Plawecki C11000210.230.342.397.7392.5
      S. Matz P21121000.093.133.186.3197.0
      J. McNeil 2B10000011.338.395.490.886-0.5
      J. Reinheimer SS30000011.174.269.174.443-0.5
      Total294443376-----
      • a-announced for Blevins in the 9th
      • b-grounded out for Rosario in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - B. Anderson (31)
      • HR - P. O'Brien, I. Galloway (3)
      • RBI - P. O'Brien 2 (2), I. Galloway (6)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Rojas 3 (3), B. Anderson, L. Brinson
      BATTING
      • 2B - B. Nimmo (25)
      • HR - M. Conforto (25), T. Frazier (18), S. Matz
      • RBI - M. Conforto (65), T. Frazier (58), S. Matz 2 (3)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Conforto (20), T. Frazier (18), S. Matz 2 (3)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Nimmo, M. Conforto
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - R. Ortega (5)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - T. Frazier (3)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Reinheimer-Flores-Bruce)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      S. Alcantara7.02223611.420.9520.0
      A. Conley (H, 16)1.10000104.371.083.5
      K. Barraclough (L, 0-6) (BS, 7)0.12220024.411.37-9.0
      Total8.2444373---
      PITCHERSIP
      S. Alcantara7.0
      A. Conley (H, 16)1.1
      K. Barraclough (L, 0-6) (BS, 7)0.1
      Total8.2
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      S. Matz6.13332424.181.2415.0
      D. Smith0.22001002.051.27-3.0
      A. Swarzak1.00001105.871.572.5
      J. Blevins (W, 3-2)1.00000303.551.2411.5
      Total9.0533482---
      PITCHERSIP
      S. Matz6.1
      D. Smith0.2
      A. Swarzak1.0
      J. Blevins (W, 3-2)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - S. Alcantara 99-62, A. Conley 18-10, K. Barraclough 10-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Alcantara 9-5, A. Conley 1-2, K. Barraclough 1-0
      • Batters Faced - S. Alcantara 25, A. Conley 4, K. Barraclough 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - S. Matz 100-66, D. Smith 16-9, A. Swarzak 22-13, J. Blevins 17-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Matz 7-7, D. Smith 1-1
      • Batters Faced - S. Matz 23, D. Smith 5, A. Swarzak 4, J. Blevins 3
      • 9TH INNING
        Frazier homered to left center34
        Conforto homered to right33
      • 7TH INNING
        O'Brien singled to right, Anderson scored32
      • 2ND INNING
        Matz homered to left, Plawecki scored22
        Galloway homered to left20
        O'Brien homered to right center10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Jerry Blevins relieved Anthony Swarzak
        • J. Riddle: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Riddle struck out swinging
        • I. Galloway: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Galloway struck out swinging
        • R. Ortega: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ortega struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Magneuris Sierra in right field
        • J. Bruce: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Bruce fouled out to first
        • Amed Rosario hit for Jerry Blevins
        • Kyle Barraclough relieved Adam Conley
        • Dominic Smith hit for Amed Rosario
        • D. Smith: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Smith grounded out to catcher
        • M. Conforto: Ball, Conforto homered to right
        • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Frazier homered to left center
      • 8TH INNING
        • Anthony Swarzak relieved Drew Smith
        • S. Castro: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Castro struck out looking
        • J. Realmuto: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Realmuto walked
        • B. Anderson: Ball, Anderson lined out to left
        • L. Brinson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Brinson lined out to center
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • JT Riddle at shortstop
        • K. Plawecki: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Plawecki walked
        • Adam Conley relieved Sandy Alcantara
        • J. McNeil: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, McNeil struck out looking
        • J. Reinheimer: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Reinheimer grounded out to first, Plawecki to second
        • B. Nimmo: Nimmo popped out to shortstop
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • S. Matz Pitching:
        • B. Anderson: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Anderson doubled to right
        • L. Brinson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Brinson lined out to center
        • Jeff McNeil at second base
        • Drew Smith pitching
        • P. O'Brien: O'Brien singled to right, Anderson scored
        • I. Galloway: Foul, Ball, Galloway reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, O'Brien out at second
        • R. Ortega: Pickoff attempt, Ortega singled to right, Galloway to third
        • S. Alcantara: Strike looking, Ball, Ortega stole second, Ball, Ball, Ball, Alcantara walked
        • M. Rojas: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Rojas lined out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Alcantara Pitching:
        • M. Conforto: Conforto grounded out to first
        • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Frazier grounded out to second
        • A. Jackson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Jackson struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • S. Matz Pitching:
        • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Rojas grounded out to pitcher
        • S. Castro: Ball, Castro grounded out to third
        • J. Realmuto: Foul, Ball, Realmuto flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Alcantara Pitching:
        • B. Nimmo: Nimmo grounded out to second
        • J. Bruce: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bruce struck out swinging
        • W. Flores: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Flores struck out looking
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • S. Matz Pitching:
        • I. Galloway: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Galloway walked
        • R. Ortega: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ortega grounded out to second, Galloway out at second
        • S. Alcantara: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Alcantara struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Alcantara Pitching:
        • K. Plawecki: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Plawecki struck out swinging
        • S. Matz: Strike looking, Ball, Matz flied out to center
        • J. Reinheimer: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Reinheimer lined out to center
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • S. Matz Pitching:
        • B. Anderson: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Anderson flied out to left
        • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Brinson grounded out to shortstop
        • P. O'Brien: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, O'Brien flied out to deep left
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Alcantara Pitching:
        • M. Conforto: Ball, Strike looking, Conforto grounded out to first
        • T. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Frazier walked
        • A. Jackson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Frazier caught stealing second, catcher to second, Ball, Strike swinging, Jackson struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • S. Matz Pitching:
        • M. Rojas: Ball, Rojas flied out to deep center
        • S. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Castro grounded out to second
        • J. Realmuto: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Realmuto flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Alcantara Pitching:
        • B. Nimmo: Ball, Nimmo grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Bruce: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Bruce grounded out to second
        • W. Flores: Foul, Flores grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • S. Matz Pitching:
        • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Brinson struck out swinging
        • P. O'Brien: Ball, Foul, O'Brien homered to right center
        • I. Galloway: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Galloway homered to left
        • R. Ortega: Ball, Ortega grounded out to second
        • S. Alcantara: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Alcantara struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Alcantara Pitching:
        • T. Frazier: Foul, Strike swinging, Frazier popped out to first
        • A. Jackson: Strike looking, Jackson lined out to center
        • K. Plawecki: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Plawecki walked
        • S. Matz: Matz homered to left, Plawecki scored
        • J. Reinheimer: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Reinheimer struck out looking
        • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • S. Matz Pitching:
        • M. Rojas: Foul, Rojas flied out to right
        • S. Castro: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Castro grounded out to second
        • J. Realmuto: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Realmuto walked
        • B. Anderson: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Alcantara Pitching:
        • B. Nimmo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Nimmo doubled to deep left
        • J. Bruce: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bruce grounded out to shortstop, Nimmo to third
        • W. Flores: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Flores grounded out to third
        • M. Conforto: Ball, Conforto fouled out to third
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)