Pete Alonso shrugs off illness, supplies Mets with much-needed antidote of walk-off win over Rays

QUEENS — Pete Alonso isn’t sure if it’s a sinus infection, a cold, or the flu, but the ultimate prescription to combat whatever bug he’s dealing with is dingers.

The ill Mets slugger mustered up more than enough strength on Wednesday night to deliver a towering game-winning, three-run home run in the 10th inning to lift the Mets to a dramatic and wild 8-7 victory over the MLB-best Tampa Bay Rays.

“I felt horrible,” Alonso admitted. “Even though it sucks being sick, it’s always nice to be able to hit homers.”

His 15th home run of the season was the ultimate way to salvage an off night. The 28-year-old had gone

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