Yo’s slam caps Mets’ 9-run 8th, comeback win

Coming into this week’s series against the Nationals, the Mets held a distinct and relatively unfamiliar edge over their National League East rivals. Their six-game NL East lead spoke volumes about their hot start, giving them an opportunity to press their advantage against the two-time defending division champions.

The prospect of a series sweep threatened to unravel much of that edge, until an eighth-inning rally at Citi Field on Wednesday allowed the Mets to escape with an 11-5 win in the finale.

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