Starling Marte's 3 Home Runs Power Mets to 6-4 Win Over Dodgers

Mets' Starling Marte hits 3 homers, including a decisive 3-run shot, to lead Mets to 6-4 win over struggling Dodgers, extending Mets' winning streak to 6 games.

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Starling Marte's 3 Home Runs Power Mets to 6-4 Win Over Dodgers

Starling Marte's 3 Home Runs Power Mets to 6-4 Win Over Dodgers

Starling Marte hit three home runs, including a decisive three-run shot in the sixth inning, to lead the New York Mets to a 6-4 victory over the struggling Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday. The win extended the Mets' winning streak to six games and marked their fifth straight series victory.

Marte's contributions were vital, as he hit an RBI single in the fourth inning and then launched a 432-foot, three-run homer in the sixth to give the Mets a 5-2 lead. The Dodgers pulled within one run in the sixth, but first baseman Pete Alonso made a spectacular defensive maneuver to get the third out and preserve the Mets' advantage. Francisco Lindor also drove in two runs for the Mets.

Why this matters: The Mets' victory over the high-spending Dodgers showcases their resilience and strong team chemistry early in the 2024 season. The win also highlights Starling Marte's impact as a key player for the Mets when he is healthy and performing at a high level.

The Dodgers' struggles at the plate continued, as they went 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position and stranded 13 runners. The Mets won despite issuing 10 walks, their most in a win since 2014. Reliever Reed Garrett earned his first big league save, and Michael Tonkin got the win for the Mets.

Mets manager Carlos Mendoza praised Marte's performance, saying, "The energy is what stands out and how we're all playing for each other. Starling has been huge for us when he's been healthy." The Mets have gone 12-3 after an 0-5 start to the season, while the Dodgers have lost three straight series at home for the first time since August 2018.

Key Takeaways

  • Starling Marte hit 3 HRs, including a decisive 3-run shot, to lead Mets to 6-4 win.
  • Mets extended their winning streak to 6 games and won their 5th straight series.
  • Pete Alonso made a spectacular defensive play to preserve Mets' lead in the 6th.
  • Mets won despite issuing 10 walks, their most in a win since 2014.
  • Dodgers' struggles continued, going 2-for-12 with RISP and stranding 13 runners.