Cabrera, Reyes help Mets rout Phils 17-0 in home finale
New York Mets' Rene Rivera, center, and Gavin Cecchini, right, are greeted by Eric Campbell after scoring on a double hit by Jose Reyes during the eighth inning of the baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
NEW YORK (AP) Asdrubal Cabrera hit a grand slam, Jose Reyes drove in four runs and the New York Mets overwhelmed the Phillies 17-0 Sunday in the largest shutout victory in team history to maintain the NL wild-card lead.
On an afternoon when batters circled the bases like the cartoon Gashouse Gorillas, the Mets romped in their final regular-season game at Citi Field.
Reyes batted four straight times with the bases loaded and Cabrera hit his 23rd home run this season. Curtis Granderson reached 30 home runs for the first time since 2012 and rookie Robert Gsellman (3-2) allowed three hits over seven innings.
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New York's previous high for runs in a shutout was 14, against the Chicago Cubs in 1965 and Cincinnati in 1998.
Wearing 1986 commemorative uniforms, New York began the day tied with San Francisco for the NL's two wild cards, a half-game ahead of St. Louis.