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NY Mets 7, St. Louis 2
When: 7:45 PM ET, Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Where: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Temperature: 66°
Umpires: Home - James Hoye, 1B - Jordan Baker, 2B - Mark Carlson, 3B - Randy Rosenberg
Attendance: 13187

Tomas Nido, Kevin Pillar and Jonathan Villar drove in two runs each to power the visiting New York Mets past the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2 in the second game of a doubleheader Wednesday.

The result ended the Cardinals' winning streak, which reached six games after St. Louis took the first game of the twin bill 4-1.

In Game 2, Mets manager Luis Rojas deployed reliever Miguel Castro for one scoreless inning as his opener before turning to Jordan Yamamoto for 2 2/3 innings. Yamamoto (1-0) earned the victory by allowing one run on four hits with no walks and one strikeout.

Losing pitcher Johan Oviedo (0-1) gave up four runs on five hits in four innings. He finished with two strikeouts and no walks.

The Mets broke out to a 3-0 lead in the second inning. Dominic Smith led off with a single and raced to third on Pillar's double. Oviedo retired Villar and Jose Peraza on fly balls, but a wild pitch scored Smith, and Nido then ripped a two-run homer.

The Cardinals threatened in the bottom of the second. Ali Sanchez hit a two-out double, but he was thrown out easily while trying to score on Oviedo's single.

Villar's solo homer in the fourth inning put the Mets up 4-0.

The Cardinals cut the deficit to three in the bottom of the inning. Tyler O'Neill was hit by a pitch leading off, and he stole second base and moved to third on a groundout. Dylan Carlson drove him in with a two-out pinch single.

The Mets pushed their lead to 6-1 in the fifth inning. Pillar lined a RBI single into right field, and Villar followed with a run-scoring infield single.

The Cardinals got within 6-2 in the sixth inning when Harrison Bader hit a double and scored on Justin Williams' pinch single.

The Mets tacked on another run in the seventh inning on Pillar's RBI grounder.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
NY Mets   St. Louis
Miguel Castro Player Johan Oviedo
No Decision W/L Loss
1.0 IP 4.0
1 Strikeouts 2
1 Hits 5
0.00 ERA 9.00
NY Mets   St. Louis
Tomas Nido Player Tommy Edman
2 Hits 2
2 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 2
.667 Avg .500
Team Stats Summary
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
NY Mets 9 2 16 .300 18 3 6 3 0 0
St. Louis 11 0 13 .355 18 2 2 1 1 0