The New York Mets clinched the NL East on Saturday with a 10-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds to secure their first playoff berth since 2006. First baseman Lucas Duda got the party started early launching a grand slam over the right field wall with two-outs in the first inning. Before he even stepped to the mound, starter Matt Harvey inherited a four-run lead to play with and he never looked back. New York's ace tossed 6 2/3 innings allowing nine hits and two runs, while striking out six to earn his 13th win of the season.
David Wright took any drama out of the ninth inning blasting a three-run home run to put the nail in the Reds' coffin.
Baseball-lifer Terry Collins will finally make his first trip to the MLB Playoffs in his 11th year as a manager.
The Mets sixth NL East title came in unlikely fashion as they kicked their season into high gear following the trade deadline when they acquired Yoenis Cespedes, Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson.
New York went 33-17 in its first 50 games since Aug. 1 and its offense ascended from the laughing stock of the National League to one of baseball's most feared lineups.
The champagne celebration was underway on Saturday in Cincinnati as the Mets fashioned T-shirts with the slogan "The East is Ours."
The Amazin's will have the luxury of resting their young pitching staff over the next 13 days before the NLDS gets underway on Oct. 9.