Conforto’s 9th inning homer leads Mets past Phillies


New York Mets’ Michael Conforto waves as he rounds third base after hitting a home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Saturday, May 1, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

PHILADELPHIA — Michael Conforto hit a tiebreaking homer leading off the ninth inning and the New York Mets benefited from a very questionable call by the second base umpire in a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Conforto also had a two-run double in a four-run first inning against former teammate Zack Wheeler.

New York squandered the 4-0 lead but recovered to win for just the fourth time in 12 games — even after center fielder Brandon Nimmo and third baseman J.D. Davis exited with hand injuries.

Alec Bohm hit a two-run homer for the Phillies, who have alternated wins and losses in their last 10 games.

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