Alonso hits game-ending homer, Mets sweep Nats in doubleheader


New York Mets’ Pete Alonso acknowledges the crowd after he hit a game-ending home run during the seventh inning of the second game of the team’s baseball doubleheader against the Washington Nationals, Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, in New York. The Mets won 5-4. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

FLUSHING, Queens — Pete Alonso hit a game-ending homer with one out in the seventh inning and the New York Mets quickly bounced back from blowing the lead, beating the Washington Nationals 5-4 for a doubleheader sweep.

The Mets won the opener 4-1 as Brandon Nimmo homered and drove in four run and Marcus Stroman took a shutout into the sixth.

New York took a 4-1 lead, too, into the seventh of the second game before the Nationals rallied against Trevor May and Jeurys Familia to tie it.

Alonso capped a long, humid day with his 25th homer.

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