The New York Mets crushed the Arizona Diamondbacks, 10-3, in the team’s home opener on Friday afternoon at Citi Field.
Right-hander Chris Bassitt made his second start of the season and allowed just one run on two hits over six innings while striking out six and walking two.
The Mets bats also came to play, smacking four home runs, including a pair by Francisco Lindor.
The scoring started early as Pete Alonso launched a sacrifice fly to left in the first inning to put the Mets up 1-0. In the third, Alonso drove in another run with a sacrifice fly to left.
Robinson Cano belted his first home run of the season in the fourth to extend New York’s lead to 3-0.
Francisco Lindor blasted a two-run shot to right-center in the fifth to push the lead to 5-0.
Daulton Varsho put the Diamondbacks on the board in the sixth with a solo home run to right-center.
Eduardo Escobar ripped a RBI double to center in the seventh to make it 6-1.
New York added four more runs in the eighth. Starling Marte crushed a three-run homer over the left-field wall and Francisco Lindor hammered his second home run of the game over the left-field wall.
Arizona scored a pair of runs in the ninth. Seth Beer picked up a RBI with a ground-rule double to left-center and Sergio Alcantara brought home a run with a groundout.
Chasen Shreve and Drew Smith each tossed a scoreless inning while Sean Reid-Foley allowed two runs.
Game two of this three-game series will be Saturday afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m.