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Mets take series opener over Twins

Minnesota Twins' Jonathan Schoop runs the bases on a solo home run against the New York Mets during the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Minneapolis. Photo: (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)
Minnesota Twins' Jonathan Schoop runs the bases on a solo home run against the New York Mets during the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Minneapolis.

Updated: July 16, 2019 11:13 PM

Michael Conforto went 4 for 4 and drove in the go-ahead run with a two-out single in the fifth inning, helping New York over Minnesota.

Conforto even made the defensive play of the game, a graceful leaping grab at the top of the wall in left-center to end the third with a runner on and take away a potential homer from Nelson Cruz.

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Jonathan Schoop homered for the Twins.

Luis Avilán (2-0) picked up the victory. Edwin Díaz survived a tense ninth for his 21st save in 25 attempts.

Michael Pineda (6-5) allowed one earned run for the fifth time in his last six starts. Pineda finished six innings for the third straight turn, allowing six hits without a walk.

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