George Kirby (10-9), who hadn’t started since Aug. 23 due to illness, gave up four runs (three earned) in three innings.
Pete Alonso put himself in some powerful company Sunday.
The All-Star slugger homered twice and drove in four runs, reaching 40 homers and 100 RBIs for the second consecutive season as the New York Mets beat the first-place Seattle Mariners 6-3.
Alonso hit an RBI single in the first inning before his two-run shot in the third made him the fifth player in major league history with at least three 40-homer seasons in his first five campaigns, joining Hall of Famers Ralph Kiner
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