In the process, the 24-year-old also became the first pitcher in MLB history to record three hits and four RBIs in his first game while he gave up five hits in 7.2 innings from the mound.
That was the Mets’ second win of the day after beating the Reds 2-1 in the 13th inning of a game carried over from Saturday due to rain.
The Mets and Reds were not the only teams to play twice on Sunday after having games called off, with the Baltimore Orioles running riot over the Cleveland Indians with wins of 8-0 and 4-0.
Washington and Philadelphia split their two games with the Nationals winning 3-2 and the Phillies claiming an 8-5 triumph.
James McCann’s walk-off home run completed a remarkable comeback for the Detroit Tigers as they beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4.
The Tigers were trailing 4-0 after six innings but a four-run eighth levelled the scores and McCann cleared the wall to seal the win.
The St Louis Cardinals made it six wins in a row with a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs while the Kansas City Royals won their fourth straight game with a 5-3 triumph over the Oakland Athletics.
The Toronto Blue Jays were 3-2 winners against the Texas Rangers while the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3.
The Los Angeles Dodgers kept the Miami Marlins off the scoresheet with a 2-0 victory while city neighbours the Angels needed 10 innings to overcome the Seattle Mariners 3-2.
The Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1, the Milwaukee Brewers were 5-3 winners against the Minnesota Twins, the Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees 3-1 and the San Francisco Giants claimed a 6-3 win over the Colorado Rockies.
In the day’s other game, the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 6-4.