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Cabrera’s pinch-hit home run, Rosario’s two homers lead Mets to sweep of Diamondbacks.

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It was a slow start for the Mets this afternoon, stymied by Clay Buchholz—making his first start of the year in place of the pushed back Zack Greinke—over the first five innings, managing only one hit over those first five. Meanwhile, the Diamondbacks scratched out a run in the top of the second with a pair of singles and a run-scoring ground ball off of Noah Syndergaard.

Amed Rosario promptly deposited Buchholz’s second pitch in the bottom of the sixth over the left field wall for his first home run of the season to tie the game and send Buchholz to the showers.

After Syndergaard retired the Diamondbacks in the top of the seventh, the bottom of the seventh started slowly for the Mets, as Jorge De La Rosa retired the first two batters quickly. However, Tomas Nido grounded a single up the middle to bring up the pitcher’s spot, from whence pinch-hitter Asdrubal Cabrera launched a two-run home to give the Mets the lead.

Rosario followed with his second of the game for the additional insurance run, and Robert Gsellman recorded the final five outs—striking out the side in the ninth—to secure his first career save, and the Mets’ first home sweep since September 2016.

Full recap to follow.

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