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Homer Bailey

Mets Clinch NL East Title

Mets Clinch NL East Title

CINCINNATI — The Mets are back in the playoffs for the first time since 2006.

New York clinched its sixth NL East title Saturday by beating the Cincinnati Reds 10-2, getting a late three-run homer from captain David Wright and another dominant start by Matt Harvey.

Harvey (13-7) was most appropriate to pitch the clincher. He was the NL's starter for the 2013 All-Star game at Citi Field, but needed Tommy John surgery that October and missed all of the 2014 season. Harvey gave up a pair of runs in 6 2/3 innings.

When Jeurys Familia fanned Jay Bruce to end it, Mets players streamed from the dugout and formed a celebratory huddle in front of the mound.