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Morning Briefing: Mets Travel Home After Series Win Over Royals – metsmerizedonline.com

Good morning, Mets fans!

On Sunday, the Mets put on a show offensively, defeating the Royals by a score of 11-5 to win the series. Michael Conforto jumpstarted the offense, hitting a 452-foot three-run home run to right field in the first inning.

Pete Alonso hit his 40th home run on the year, setting a new record for most home runs ever by a rookie in the National League.

Zack Wheeler started the rubber match, going five innings and giving up four runs, three earned, on four hits.

The Mets start a new series against the Cleveland Indians at Citi Field on Tuesday. The game will be at 7:10 p.m. EST and can be seen on SNY

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Robert Falkoff of MLB.com wrote about Pete Alonso being the record holder for the most home runs hit by a National League rookie in baseball history.

After another rough start by Zack WheelerMike Puma of the New York Post shared his thoughts on how Wheeler believes he can get back on track.

Deesha Thosar of New York Daily News assessed the performance of the players getting extra playing time due to injuries, allowing the Mets to be cautious in returning J.D Davis from his calf injury.

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Astros starter Zack Greinke collected his 200th career win, becoming just the third active pitcher to do so.

In what would have been the final stretch of his rehab, Indians ace Corey Kluber suffered abdominal tightness in his Minor League rehab appearance, forcing him to only pitch one inning.

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Mike Trout continues to climb the ranks for all-time position player WAR leaders, tying Derek Jeter for 57th-most.

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Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña did not hustle out of the box, turning what could have been a double into a single, and leading to Braves manager Brian Snitker to bench him for the remainder of the team’s game on Sunday.

Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper left the team’s game on Sunday with dehydration.

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On what would have been Roberto Clemente’s 85th birthday, Robert Silverman shared a tribute on the Pirate’s legendary player.

On This Day

2017: In the midst of his fourth season with the Mets, Curtis Granderson was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for reliever Jacob Rhame.

Birthdays: Mike Phillips (69), Ron Darling (59), Matt Franco (50), Jeff Tam (49), Chris Capuano (41)

Let’s go Mets!