Mets keep up timely push for playoffs
SFGate -

NEW YORK - Juan Lagares, Marcus Stroman and the New York Mets kept up their playoff push by pounding the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Lagares hit his first career grand slam and a two-run shot as the Mets set a team record for homers in a home game by going deep six times, routing Arizona 11-1 Thursday for a four-game sweep. The Mets outscored the Diamondbacks 26-4 this week.

Boosted by Marcus Stroman's longest start since being acquired from Toronto in July, the Mets won for the ninth time in 13...

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