Curtis Granderson lines a two-run homer, Mets jump back on top of the Royals

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Update (9:36 PM EDT): The Mets tacked on in the bottom of the fourth, leading off the frame with a Lucas Duda single and a Travis d'Arnaud double off of Ventura. Following a mound visit, Ventura allowed an infield single to Michael Conforto, which also saw d’Arnaud scamper to third base. Ventura was able to get Wilmer Flores to foul out to first base, but that was the end of the line for the right-hander. Yost pulled Ventura in favor of lefty reliever Danny Duffy. Duffy fanned Syndergaard, then got Granderson to fly out to shallow center.

It’s 5-3 Mets after four innings.

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Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson lined a two-run home run into Utley’s Corner at Citi Field, helping his team jump back on top of the Royals 4-3 in the bottom of the third inning in Game 3 of the World Series.

It’s the Mets’ second two-run homer of the game off of Royals starter Yordano Ventura. David Wright had hit a two-run shot in the bottom of the first inning but the Royals rallied to score two runs in the top of the second against Mets starter Noah Syndergaard.

Through three innings, it’s been a back-and-forth affair. The Mets are trying to avoid falling behind three games to none in the best-of-seven series.