Rene Rivera’s versatile effort, which featured a pair of home runs and shutdown defense, spurred the New York Mets to Sunday’s 8-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants.
Rivera homered in each of his first two at-bats off Giants starter Matt Moore, helping New York grab a 4-1 lead. He also made a hustling, daring catch of Denard Span’s first-inning popup, snaring the ball inches in front of the backstop. With Giants on the corners, two outs in the third inning and a run in, Rivera ended the threat by throwing out Hunter Pence on an attempted steal of second base.
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