Video: Kevin Plawecki connects for his first major league home run

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Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki slugged his first major league home run on Saturday afternoon against Yankees lefty CC Sabathia. The 24-year-old was ahead in the count 2-1 before sending an 88 MPH fastball over the fence in left field on a line drive.

Plawecki got his first hit in his first major league game, but had gone 0-for-7 in his other two games entering Saturday’s contest. He’s replacing Travis d’Arnaud, who suffered a fractured right hand on Sunday when he was hit by an A.J. Ramos pitch.

The Mets had their 11-game winning streak snapped on Friday night, but are set to rebound as they lead the Yankees 7-2 as of this writing.

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