Robinson Cano ripped a ground-rule double in the first inning for his 2,500th career hit. Cano has the third-most hits among active players and sixth-most among Dominican-born players in MLB history.
Mets first baseman Pete Alonso said that Tuesday's game against the Padres was a "must-win" and followed through on his sense of urgency with an RBI single in the first inning.
Mets outfielder Michael Conforto flashed some leather in the sixth inning when he lept in the air and robbed Manny Machado of an extra-base hit before crashing into the wall.
Brandon Nimmo ended an 0-for-28 slump by ripping a two-out, RBI double in the seventh inning to tie the game at 5.
Alonso came through in the clutch with a two-run, go-ahead home run in the ninth inning to give the Mets a 7-5 leave.