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Noah Syndergaard hits opposite field home run

Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets

Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets follows through on his third inning home run against the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field on Thursday, May 2, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. Credit: Jim McIsaac

Noah Syndergaard knows how to help his own cause.

The Mets righthanded pitcher, who bats lefthanded, drove the first pitch he saw from Tyler Mahle over the left-centerfield wall for a 407-foot home run to give the Mets a 1-0 lead over the Reds in the third inning.

It was the second homer of the season and sixth of his career for Syndergaard, who hit one on April 21 in a loss to the Cardinals.

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