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Mets cruise past Reds in series finale

The New York Mets cruised past the Cincinnati Reds, 10-2, in the series finale on Wednesday afternoon at Citi Field. The Mets have now won 15 of their last 17 and are a season-high 34 games over .500.

Taijuan Walker got the ball for New York and tossed six innings of two-run ball while striking out five.

The Mets plated five of their 10 runs in the first two innings. In the bottom of the first, Brandon Nimmo put New York on the board with an RBI single. One batter later, Jeff McNeil lifted a sacrifice fly to make it 2-0. In the bottom of the second, Francisco Lindor smoked a two-run single, and Daniel Vogelbach ripped a run-scoring single to extend the lead to 5-0.

Tyler Naquin smacked his 10th home run of the season over the wall in right-center in the bottom of the third to increase the lead to 6-0.

Joey Votto put the Reds on the board in the top of the fourth with an RBI double. Later in the inning, Jake Fraley launched a sacrifice fly to make it 6-2.

Luis Guillorme drove in the Mets’ seventh run in the bottom of the fifth with an infield single.

New York added two more runs in the bottom of the sixth to cap off the scoring. Vogelbach hammered a two-run double. McNeil followed that with a run-scoring double to extend the lead to 10-2.

Seth Lugo, Trevor Williams, and Adonis Medina had scoreless appearances in relief.

The Mets will get the day off on Thursday before they open a three-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies at home on Friday.