MLB - McNeil and Smith lead the attack as the Mets beat the Cardinals

Jeff McNeil and Dominic Smith contributed attacking Miles Mikulas, while Trevor Williams provided an impromptu start as the New York Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 on Tuesday night in a two-header start.

McNeil and Smith both got two hits, including doubles in the third inning. McNeill came close to a home run, but the ball missed through his 12-court racket against Mikulas in the first half.

Smith singled out a second and scored on the ground.

Mikolas (3-2) entered the game with 1.49 ERA but missed three (two got) in six. No rounds were allowed this season.

The 33-year-old right-hander has matched his season’s low, allowing seven strokes in his 106-floor effort.

Williams made four goals-free runs as a substitute for injured Taylor Miguel.

Jake Reed (1-0) marched past two of his top three opponents but followed Williams in two rounds of eliminations, making his debut in 2022.

Edwin Diaz allowed two opponents to reach base at nine but hit Harrison Bader for his ninth block.

For the Cardinals, Venezuelan Juan Ypez 4-0. Puerto Rican Yadier Molina 4-0.

For the Mets, Puerto Rico Francisco Lindor 4-1 in one inning. Venezuelans Eduardo Escobar 3-2, Luis Guillerme 3-1.

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