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Mets avoid sweep with 5-2 win over Brewers

The Mets took the scenic route to Sunday’s 5-2 victory over the Brewers at Citi Field, avoiding a series sweep despite Steven Matz — who otherwise pitched brilliantly — giving up a game-tying homer in the seventh. All that Mike Moustakas blast did was set up three final innings of intrigue, beginning with the Mets’ seventh-inning rally.

The Mets emptied their bench in the seventh and eighth innings, while also breaking from their usual bullpen formula. Here’s a look at how manager Mickey Callaway navigated the end game, through the lens of three plays that affected Sunday’s outcome most:

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