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Mets prospect Gavin Cecchini hits first MLB HR off Kershaw

New York Mets' Gavin Cecchini watches the flight of his two-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, June 19, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Mets prospect Gavin Cecchini made Mets manager Terry Collins look like a genius Monday, hitting a pinch-hit, two-run homer off Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw for his first major league home run.

Cecchini, who cut the Dodgers’ lead to three in the fifth inning, belted a Kershaw curveball over the left-field fence at Dodger Stadium, driving in Travis d’Arnaud as well.

Cecchini, 23, is the Mets’ No. 6 overall prospect, per MLB.com



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