Mets crush Pirates on Lindor grand slam, 10-run sixth


Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Michael Perez watches as New York Mets’ Francisco Lindor, right, follows through on a grand slam home run during the sixth inningof a baseball game Friday, July 9, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NEW YORK (AP) – Pete Alonso hit a three-run homer and Francisco Lindor clubbed New York’s first grand slam this season during a 10-run sixth inning, and the Mets embarrassed the Pittsburgh Pirates 13-4.

A night after being postponed because of weather for the second time in a week, New York won for the fifth time in seven games.

Friday’s matchup was delayed 41 minutes as lightning, thunder and heavy rain blanketed Citi Field with one out in the bottom of the eighth.

Taijuan Walker allowed two runs over five innings and was told after the game by manager Luis Rojas that he’d been added to the National League All-Star team.

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