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Omar Narvaez’s walk-off hit caps Mets’ ninth-inning rally in win

A little over an hour before first pitch Sunday, Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” blared through the Mets clubhouse.

This was either intended as inspiration for the rundown club, or a nod to the final scene of “The Sopranos,” where the song is heard before the screen goes black.

The Mets avoided another setback to the Black with a ninth-inning rally that the bullpen didn’t have to defend that day.

Mets catcher Omar Narvaez (2) hit a walk-off home run in the ninth inning on Sunday to win the game. Robert Sabo (NY Post)

Omar Narvaez hit a walk-off home run to end a three-run inning in the Mets-Giants game at Citi Field. It was Narvaez’s first hit at home this season and he was 0-for-27 at-bats.

It’s not all good for the Mets, who have three games in a row against the NL West-leading Dodgers but have at least declared their five-game losing streak over.

Brandon Nimmo and JD Martinez hit back-to-back singles against Tyler Rogers in the ninth inning to start the winning charge.

After Jeff McNeil was hit by a pitch to load the bases, Harrison Bader’s double tied the game at two, and Narvaez’s soft single gave them the lead.

After two straight relief collapses, the Mets got a solid relief appearance from Adrian Hauser, who allowed just one run in four innings.

Mets catcher Omar Narvaez (2) celebrated after pitching a walk-off win for the Mets in the ninth inning on Sunday. Robert Sabo, NY Post
The Mets celebrated a walk-off win over the Giants on Sunday. Robert Sabo, NY Post

Sean Manaea was effective but couldn’t extend his innings, striking out six while allowing five hits, one walk and two earned runs over five innings. This marked the 26th time in 52 games this season that a Mets starter did not pitch beyond the fifth inning.

A throwing error by Thomas Nido on his second interception put the Giants up 1-0. Matt Chapman, the leadoff hitter, was on third base and walked toward home plate on a pitch that had fallen to the ground. Nido’s throw to third base overshot Brett Beatty, allowing Chapman to score.

The Mets took advantage of a Logan Webb error to tie the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the inning. Wilmer Flores caught a DJ Stewart grounder, catching it right behind Webb, who was covering first base. Webb misthrew the ball, and Stewart ran to second. Bader hit an RBI single with two outs to tie the game. Bader’s single ended a 0-for-14 streak for the Mets with runners in scoring position in two games.

Mets outfielder Harrison Bader (44) hit a double to tie the game in the ninth inning Sunday. Robert Sabo, NY Post
Sean Manaea will pitch for the Mets on Sunday. Robert Sabo, NY Post

Brett Wisely gave the Mets a 2-1 leadoff home run in the third inning, the third home run allowed by Manaea this season.

Bader blocked Chapman’s leadoff home run against Hauser by hitting a drive over the center field fence, but the Giants extended their lead in the inning when Flores doubled and scored on a Jorge Soler single followed by an Elliot Ramos fielder’s choice to extend the Giants’ lead to 3-1.

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