Nola ties Seaver’s record at Citi but Mets rally past Phillies 2-1

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New York Mets’ Michael Conforto (30) hugs Dominic Smith after Smith hit an RBI-single during the eighth inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the Philadelphia Phillies, Friday, June 25, 2021, in New York. The Mets wo 2-1. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

FLUSHING, Queens — Aaron Nola struck out 10 straight batters to match Tom Seaver’s major league record that stood alone for 51 years, but the New York Mets rallied past the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 in eight innings on big hits by Francisco Lindor and Dominic Smith during the first game of a doubleheader.

New York took advantage of an embarrassing two-base error by reliever José Alvarado, who overthrew first base on a comebacker while clinging to a 1-0 lead in the seventh inning of a game scheduled for seven.

That led to Lindor’s tying single with two outs, and Smith won it with an RBI single off Ranger Suárez in the eighth.

The Mets and Phillies start game two of the doubleheader Friday evening.

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