Shawn Kelley

DeGrom homers, dominates on mound as Mets stop Nationals 5-1

Toting his toddler around the clubhouse postgame, Jacob deGrom joked about the Father's Day present he gave himself — the souvenir ball from his first big league home run.

"I think I got lucky," the New York Mets ace said.

With 1-year-old Jaxon and his own dad in the ballpark, deGrom put on quite a performance Sunday. He shut down a bruising Washington Nationals lineup on three singles for eight dominant innings and also delivered the loudest hit in a 5-1 win that prevented a four-game sweep.

Fresh off pitching the Mets' first complete game of the season in his previous start against the Cubs, deGrom turned in a complete effort, excelling with his arm, bat...

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