The Dodgers beat the Mets and stretch their lead in the National League

The Dodgers beat the Mets and stretch their lead in the National League

The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the New York Mets at Citi Field 4-3 in an important game for both franchises, in the midst of their fight to retain the first position in the National League before the postseason.

In what was the first of a three-game series between the two in the Big Apple, the Dodgers were able to get the winning run in the seventh on Gavin Lux’s RBI single.

The second baseman was the great figure of the duel, producing three of the four runs in the victory: in the third inning he had connected an RBI single to left field for the scores of Mookie Betts and Max Muncey.

For the Mets, outfielder Starling Marte drove in two runs, the first with a leadoff single and the other with a home run in the bottom of the third. Mark Canha also homered for the New Yorkers.

Dodgers right-hander Jake Reed earned the first save of his MLB career by getting the final three outs in the bottom of the ninth, also helped by a spectacular double play by Max Muncy.

With this victory, the Dodgers became the first team to reach 90 wins in the regular season and also took nine full games ahead of the Mets at the top of the National.

This Wednesday, both teams will meet again at Citi Field, this time with the incentive of the great duel of pitchers between Jacob deGrom and Tyler Anderson.

Other results:

Guardians 5-1 Orioles

Reds 5-1 Cardinals

Marlins 2-7 Rays

Nationals 6-10 Athletics

Blue Jays 5-3 Cubs

Tigers 3-9 Mariners

Braves 2-3 Rockies

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