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Noah Syndergaard hits home run with help from Dexter Fowler

Mets' Noah Syndergaard, left, rounds the bases after

Mets' Noah Syndergaard, left, rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run off St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Dakota Hudson during the fourth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 21, 2019, in St. Louis. Credit: AP/Jeff Roberson

Noah Syndergaard hit the fifth home run of his career on Sunday. Dexter Fowler deserves credit for the assist.

With the Mets trailing the Cardinals, 5-1, in the top of the fourth inning, Syndergaard got hold of a pitch by Dakota Hudson and drove it just left of centerfield. Fowler, manning centerfield for the Cardinals, made a leaping attempt at the catch while trying to find the wall behind him.

Instead of the ball landing in Fowler’s glove, it bounced up and out of play into the concrete above the padding before landing on the field.

The home run was the fifth of Syndergaard’s career and his first of the season. He last homered on Aug. 16, 2016, taking Braden Shipley deep to center for a two-run shot against the Diamondbacks. He hit two homers in one game on May 11, 2016, twice going yard against Kenta Maeda.

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