Mets Snap Royals' Winning Streak with 6-1 Victory

Mets Snap Royals' Winning Streak with 6-1 Victory

The New York Mets snapped the Kansas City Royals' seven-game winning streak on Friday night, securing a 6-1 victory at Citi Field. Pete Alonso's solo homer in the eighth inning capped off a strong offensive performance for the Mets, who have now won six of their last eight games.

Luis Severino earned his first win for the Mets, allowing just one hit and four walks in five innings of work. The two-time All-Star struck out four batters, including Bobby Witt Jr. with two runners on base in the fifth inning. Four relievers combined to finish the three-hitter for New York.

The Mets scored all five of their runs off Royals starter Michael Wacha with two outs. Brett Baty's two-run double in the fifth inning extended the lead to 5-1. Jeff McNeil led the Mets' offense with three hits, while Brandon Nimmo and DJ Stewart each drove in a run.

The Royals' lone run came on a solo homer by Salvador Perez in the second inning. Perez's homer was the only hit Severino allowed in his outing.

The Mets' victory snapped the Royals' longest winning streak since 2017. The Royals, who had won seven straight games coming into the series, were looking for their first eight-game winning streak since July 2017.

The Mets will face the Royals again on Saturday in the second game of the three-game series. Sean Manaea will start for the Mets, while Alec Marsh will take the mound for the Royals.

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