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Francisco Lindor sets Mets’ single-season shortstop home run record with 24th HR on Roberto Clemente Day, Mets win 7-1 over Pirates

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On the day where the entire sport honored Puerto Rican legend Roberto Clemente, the Mets’ Puerto Rican shortstop was one of the stars of the game.

Francisco Lindor launched his 24th home run of the year, setting the Mets’ single-season record for a shortstop and his team cruised to a 7-1 win over the team that Clemente repped for his entire 18-year career.

“It’s special, it’s great,” said Lindor, who also said the league should “100%” retire Clemente’s number. “On a day like today, when we’re remembering him and honoring him, I was able to do one of the many things that he did, and come up with a W. I’m sure he’s happy.”

In beating the Pirates, the Mets shook off the cobwebs that covered their bats during their recent three-game sweep by the Cubs. Two runs…

Tribune News Service

2022-09-15 21:34:57

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