After bidding farewell to Alonso, Francisco Lindor released a terrifying statement over the trade.

NEW YORK (AP) — Francisco Lindor delivered a pair of two-run doubles off the bench, rallying the New York Mets past the Chicago Cubs 7-6 in 11 innings Thursday for a split of their four-game series.

Right fielder Starling Marte made two rocket throws in extra innings, cutting down Cubs runners at the plate to end the 10th and 11th. Brandon Nimmo had two RBIs for the Mets, who overcame a 4-0 deficit to salvage a 3-4 homestand.

“It was exciting,” Marte said through an interpreter. “Whenever we make plays like that, it always gives us a boost offensively.”

Daniel Palencia (0-1) drilled Harrison Bader with a pitch to begin the bottom of the 11th. Lindor then lashed a sharp grounder inside third base and down the left-field line to score automatic runner Brett Baty and Bader.

Lindor didn’t start after leaving Wednesday night’s game early with flu-like symptoms — so that he wouldn’t “throw up” or “go number two” at shortstop.

“Not a lot of sleep. Not a lot of fluid in my body. But I’m good,” a tired Lindor said with a smile at his locker. “I was ready.”

Lindor said he received IV fluids and took nausea medicine to combat a virus that also afflicted his wife, daughter and teammate Joey Wendle recently.


“It’s just part of the grind, part of being a big leaguer,” Lindor said. “Today I was a role player.”

Nick Madrigal gave Chicago a 6-5 lead in the top of the 11th with a run-scoring double on the first pitch from Danny Young (1-0), who earned his first major league win in his Mets debut.

“I kind of knew the situation. I was kind of the last guy down there so we were either going to win or lose, but I was probably going to be the guy with the ball at the end,” Young said. “Defense bailed me out. Marte bailed me out.”

Mets closer Edwin Díaz retired all five batters he faced in his first outing of more than one inning since missing last season following knee surgery.

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