Settling the Scores: Monday’s results

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Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes hit a two-run double with two outs in the bottom of the eighth to break a 6-6 tie facing new Marlins reliever Fernando Rodney. The Mets’ eight runs were all unanswered, as the Marlins took a 6-0 lead after four innings. In valiant fashion, the Mets scored once in the fourth, once in the fifth, and twice in each of the sixth, seventh, and eighth innings for the victory. At its lowest, the Mets’ win expectancy was just 2.8 percent after Brandon Nimmo lined out for the second out of the fourth inning.

After sweeping the Cubs in four games, Monday’s win over the Marlins extends the Mets’ winning streak to five games. They’re now 45-37 in second place, four games behind the first-place Nationals. Despite the adversity the defending National League champs have faced, they’re still very much in the thick of things.

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The box scores.

Brewers 1, Nationals 0
Rays 4, Angels 2
Red Sox 12, Rangers 5
White Sox 8, Yankees 2
Athletics 3, Twins 1
Astros 2, Mariners 1
Pirates 4, Cardinals 2
Cubs 10, Reds 4
Phillies 8, Braves 2
Giants 3, Rockies 1
Mets 8, Marlins 6
Blue Jays 6, Royals 2
Indians 5, Tigers 3
Dodgers 7, Orioles 5
Padres 8, Diamondbacks 4