Mets Spank Reds, 8-1, Complete Sweep


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.

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. 

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