Nieuwenhuis Homers 3 Times as Mets Beat D'Backs | NBC New York

Nieuwenhuis Homers 3 Times as Mets Beat D'Backs



    Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit three home runs against the Diamondbacks.

    Kirk Nieuwenhuis homered three times to help the New York Mets beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 on Sunday and complete a three-game sweep.

    Nieuwenhuis homered twice off Diamondbacks starter Rubby De La Rosa (6-5), in the second and third innings and once off reliever Randall Delgado in the fifth. His homer off Delgado rang off the right field foul ball and drew a curtain call from the cheering crowd of 28,259.

    The Mets centerfielder's effort backed Jonathon Niese, who was starting in place of the injured Steven Matz. Niese (5-8) allowed three runs and five hits in 6 2/3 innings.

    Nieuwenhuis' effort marked the first time any Met had ever homered three times in a home game. Nieuwenhuis is the 10th player in Mets history with a three-homer game and the first since Ike Davis accomplished the feat on July 28, 2012 at Arizona. 

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