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Alonso sparks Mets by making NL rookie history

Pete Alonso keeps hitting homers and the records keep falling, as the rookie slugger reached two more milestones in the Mets’ 10-2 win over the Cubs on Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field.

Alonso battled Cubs starter Jose Quintana for six pitches in his first at-bat of the day before reaching a full count. On the seventh pitch, Alonso unloaded on a Quintana curveball, driving it deep into the seats in right-center field to give the Mets a first-inning lead.

Alonso’s 26th homer of the season tied the franchise single-season rookie record for home runs, set by Mets great Darryl Strawberry in 1983.

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