Jacob deGrom pitched six sharp innings and the New York Mets, playing a makeshift lineup a day after clinching the NL East title, finished off a season sweep of the Cincinnati Reds with an 8-1 victory Sunday.
DeGrom (14-8) gave up one run and five hits, striking out nine without a walk. He also got two hits and drove in two runs.
Dilson Herrera and Kevin Plawecki hit rare home runs as the Mets enjoyed their first day as division champions.
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Despite giving all of their regulars the day off, the Mets completed the first season sweep by either team since New York started play in 1962, going 7-0 against Cincinnati. They outscored the Reds 36-12 in these four games at Great American Ball Park and extended their franchise-record road winning streak to 11.