You can’t stop New York Mets. You can only hope to keep them.

One night after won their first playoff appearance in six years, the Mets remained en route to their first division title since 2015, beating Brewer of Milwaukee, 7-5at American Family Field.

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This allowed New York to maintain a one-game lead National League East above Atlanta Braveswho won their fifth straight victory over Washington Nationals, 3-2at Truists Park.

Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor hit a grand slam with two outs in the seventh inning to give New York the lead for good as the Mets rallied from a four-run deficit.

“Every game is extremely important,” Lindar said. “We are in a fight. We said yesterday that this is not the ultimate goal. Of course we wanted to clinch, but that’s not the ultimate goal.”

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Pete Alonso hit his second three-run homer in as many nights as the Mets won by just four hits.

“It’s fun,” Alonso said. ‚ÄúThat’s what you’re all excited about. That’s what you work for in the offseason, that’s the type of racing. You have two great teams. It’s a lot of fun because you get to find out what you’re made of.”

Milwaukee’s loss clinched Atlanta’s playoff spot.

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(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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