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Buck homers again as Mets pound Twins

Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Joe Buck hit a grand slam en route to homering in his fourth straight game, while David Wright had three hits with four RBI and two runs scored as the New York Mets thumped the Minnesota Twins, 16-5, in the opener of a three-game interleague series at a snowy Target Field.

Buck, who also scored twice, now shares the major league lead with six home runs and 19 RBI. He also became the first catcher in MLB history with six home runs through 10 games.

Daniel Murphy went 3-for-5 with a double and triple to go along with four RBI for the Mets, who saw starter Jon Niese (2-0) toss five innings and allow five runs -- four earned -- on five hits.

Marlon Byrd had two hits and two RBI in the win.

Ryan Doumit plated two runs and Justin Morneau had two hits with one RBI and a run scored for the Twins, who have lost four straight. Vance Worley (0-2) lasted just one inning and gave up nine runs -- seven earned -- on seven hits and walked two in defeat.

04/12 23:51:20 ET