Atlanta Braves

Swanson ties career high with 5 RBIs, Braves rout Mets 14-1


(AP Photo/Adam Hunger) Swanson blooped an RBI single to center for the second run of the first inning, hit a two-run double that chased Porcello in a five-run third and had a two-run, opposite-field homer to right-center in the fourth for a 9-1 lead.


Winner of the 2016 AL Cy Young Award, Porcello joined the Mets with a $10 million, one-year contract after going 14-12 last year for Boston with a 5.52 ERA, highest among 61 qualified starters.


He was hurt by Jeff McNeil, who shifted from third base to the grass in short right field and allowed Albies’ leadoff grounder in the third to bounce out of his glove for an error.


(AP Photo/Adam Hunger) Matt Adams, who opted out of a minor league deal with the Mets to sign with the Braves, put Atlanta ahead in the two-run first when he lined an RBI single through the shortstop hole vacated by the defensive shift.


Mets first baseman Pete Alonso, the NL Rookie of the Year, debuted rakish bright blue spikes with a white pattern that resembled an ice sheet.


(AP Photo/Adam Hunger) Mets: Eduardo Núñez injured a leg when he fell while crossing first base in the eighth after beating out an infield hit.






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