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Trump endorses Ten Commandments in schools, implores evangelical Christians to vote in November

2024-06-23 09:13 Last Updated At:09:20

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump told a group of evangelicals they “cannot afford to sit on the sidelines” of the 2024 election, imploring them at one point to “go and vote, Christians, please!"

Trump also endorsed displaying the Ten Commandments in schools and elsewhere while speaking to a group of politically influential evangelical Christians in Washington on Saturday. He drew cheers as he invoked a new law signed in Louisiana this week requiring the Ten Commandments to be displayed in every public school classroom.

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Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump gestures to the crowd at a campaign rally, Saturday, June 22, 2024, at Temple University in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump told a group of evangelicals they “cannot afford to sit on the sidelines” of the 2024 election, imploring them at one point to “go and vote, Christians, please!"

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump, left, greets Republican Senate candidate Dave McCormick at a campaign rally, Saturday, June 22, 2024, at Temple University in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump, left, greets Republican Senate candidate Dave McCormick at a campaign rally, Saturday, June 22, 2024, at Temple University in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, Saturday, June 22, 2024, at Temple University in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, Saturday, June 22, 2024, at Temple University in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump, center, greets customers and staff at Tony and Nick's Steaks, Saturday, June 22, 2024, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump, center, greets customers and staff at Tony and Nick's Steaks, Saturday, June 22, 2024, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump participates in an interview at Tony and Nick's Steaks during a campaign stop, Saturday, June 22, 2024, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump participates in an interview at Tony and Nick's Steaks during a campaign stop, Saturday, June 22, 2024, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noam speaks at the Road to Majority conference in Washington, Saturday, June 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noam speaks at the Road to Majority conference in Washington, Saturday, June 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the Road to Majority conference in Washington, Saturday, June 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the Road to Majority conference in Washington, Saturday, June 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at the Road to Majority conference in Washington, Saturday, June 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at the Road to Majority conference in Washington, Saturday, June 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at the Road to Majority conference in Washington, Saturday, June 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at the Road to Majority conference in Washington, Saturday, June 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump walks off stage after speaking at the Road to Majority conference in Washington, Saturday, June 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump walks off stage after speaking at the Road to Majority conference in Washington, Saturday, June 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump walks off stage after speaking at the Road to Majority conference in Washington, Saturday, June 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump walks off stage after speaking at the Road to Majority conference in Washington, Saturday, June 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at the Road to Majority conference in Washington, Saturday, June 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at the Road to Majority conference in Washington, Saturday, June 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

FILE - Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump smiles during a campaign event at 180 Church, June 15, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

FILE - Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump smiles during a campaign event at 180 Church, June 15, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

"Has anyone read the ‘Thou shalt not steal'? I mean, has anybody read this incredible stuff? It’s just incredible," Trump said at the gathering of the Faith & Freedom Coalition. "They don’t want it to go up. It’s a crazy world.’’

Trump a day earlier posted an endorsement of the new law on his social media network, saying: “I LOVE THE TEN COMMANDMENTS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, PRIVATE SCHOOLS, AND MANY OTHER PLACES, FOR THAT MATTER. READ IT — HOW CAN WE, AS A NATION, GO WRONG???”

The former president and presumptive Republican presidential nominee backed the move as he seeks to galvanize his supporters on the religious right, which has fiercely backed him after initially being suspicious of the twice-divorced New York City tabloid celebrity when he first ran for president in 2016.

That support has continued despite his conviction in the first of four criminal cases he faces, in which a jury last month found him guilty of falsifying business records for what prosecutors said was an attempt to cover up a hush money payment to porn actor Stormy Daniels just before the 2016 election. Daniels claims she had a sexual encounter with Trump a decade earlier, which he denies.

Trump’s stated opposition to signing a nationwide ban on abortion and his reluctance to detail some of his views on the issue are at odds with many members of the evangelical movement, a key part of Trump's base that's expected to help him turn out voters in his November rematch with Democratic President Joe Biden.

But while many members of the movement would like to see him do more to restrict abortion, they cheer him as the greatest champion for the cause because of his role in appointing U.S. Supreme Court justices who overturned national abortion rights in 2022.

Trump highlighted that Saturday, saying, “We did something that was amazing,” but the issue would be left to people to decide in the states.

“Every voter has to go with your heart and do what’s right, but we also have to get elected,” he said.

While he still takes credit for the reversal of Roe v. Wade, Trump has also warned abortion can be tricky politically for Republicans. For months, he deferred questions about his position on a national ban.

Last year, when Trump addressed the Faith & Freedom Coalition, he said there was “a vital role for the federal government in protecting unborn life” but didn’t offer any details beyond that.

In April of this year, Trump said he believed the issue should now be left to the states. He later stated in an interview that he would not sign a nationwide ban on abortion if it was passed by Congress. He has still declined to detail his position on women’s access to the abortion pill mifepristone.

About two-thirds of Americans say abortion should generally be legal, according to polling last year by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

Attendees at the evangelical gathering on Saturday said that while they'd like to see a national abortion ban, Trump isn't losing any of their deep support.

“I would prefer if he would sign a national ban,” said Jerri Dickinson, a 78-year-old retired social worker and Faith & Freedom member from New Jersey. “I understand though, that as in accordance with the Constitution, that decision should be left up to the states.”

Dickinson said she can’t stand the abortion law in her state, which does not set limits on the procedure based on gestational age. But she said outside of preferring a national ban, leaving the issue to the state “is the best alternative.”

According to AP VoteCast, a wide-ranging survey of the electorate, about 8 in 10 white evangelical Christian voters supported Trump in 2020, and nearly 4 in 10 Trump voters identified as white evangelical Christians. White evangelical Christians made up about 20% of the overall electorate that year.

Beyond just offering their own support in the general election, the Faith & Freedom Coalition plans to help get out the vote for Trump and other Republicans, aiming to use volunteers and paid workers to knock on millions of doors in battleground states.

Trump also rallied voters in Philadelphia on Saturday with a speech heavily focused on violent crime, telling supporters at an arena that he would grant police officers immunity from prosecution.

“Under Crooked Joe, the City of Brotherly Love is being ravaged by bloodshed and crime,” he said. “We will surge federal law enforcement resources to the places that need them most.”

Statistics from the Philadelphia city controller say there were 410 homicides in 2023, a 20% drop compared to 2022.

Tyler Cecconi, 25, of Richmond, Virginia, said he was glad that Trump is stepping out of his comfort zone and going to places that may not be red. At the venue, a digital banner read “Philadelphia is Trump Country."

“He’s showing the people that regardless if you vote for him or not, or if it’s a blue county or a red county, it doesn’t matter to him,” Cecconi said. “A president is for everybody in this country.”

The GOP Senate candidate of Pennsylvania, Dave McCormick, attended the rally and appeared on stage to talk to voters about the economy and immigration.

“This economy is not working for most Pennsylvanians, and it's not working for most Americans,” McCormick said.

At both events, Trump returned several times to the subject of the U.S.-Mexico border and when describing migrants crossing it as “tough,” he said that he told his friend Dana White, the president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, to enlist them in a new version of the sport.

"'Why don’t you set up a migrant league and have your regular league of fighters. And then you have the champion of your league, these are the greatest fighters in the world, fighting the champion of the migrants,’” Trump described saying to White. “I think the migrant guy might win, that’s how tough they are. He didn’t like that idea too much.”

Biden's campaign responded to Trump's remarks by saying it was “fitting” that Trump, convicted of a felony, spent time at a religious conference making threats about immigration and “bragging about ripping away Americans’ freedoms.”

“Trump’s incoherent, unhinged tirade showed voters in his own words that he is a threat to our freedoms and is too dangerous to be let anywhere near the White House again,” campaign spokesperson Sarafina Chitika said in a statement.

Alexander reported from Philadelphia. Associated Press writers Adriana Gomez Licon, Tom Strong and Amelia Thomson DeVeaux contributed to this report.

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump gestures to the crowd at a campaign rally, Saturday, June 22, 2024, at Temple University in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump gestures to the crowd at a campaign rally, Saturday, June 22, 2024, at Temple University in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump, left, greets Republican Senate candidate Dave McCormick at a campaign rally, Saturday, June 22, 2024, at Temple University in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump, left, greets Republican Senate candidate Dave McCormick at a campaign rally, Saturday, June 22, 2024, at Temple University in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, Saturday, June 22, 2024, at Temple University in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, Saturday, June 22, 2024, at Temple University in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump, center, greets customers and staff at Tony and Nick's Steaks, Saturday, June 22, 2024, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump, center, greets customers and staff at Tony and Nick's Steaks, Saturday, June 22, 2024, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump participates in an interview at Tony and Nick's Steaks during a campaign stop, Saturday, June 22, 2024, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump participates in an interview at Tony and Nick's Steaks during a campaign stop, Saturday, June 22, 2024, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noam speaks at the Road to Majority conference in Washington, Saturday, June 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noam speaks at the Road to Majority conference in Washington, Saturday, June 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the Road to Majority conference in Washington, Saturday, June 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the Road to Majority conference in Washington, Saturday, June 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at the Road to Majority conference in Washington, Saturday, June 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at the Road to Majority conference in Washington, Saturday, June 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at the Road to Majority conference in Washington, Saturday, June 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at the Road to Majority conference in Washington, Saturday, June 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump walks off stage after speaking at the Road to Majority conference in Washington, Saturday, June 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump walks off stage after speaking at the Road to Majority conference in Washington, Saturday, June 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump walks off stage after speaking at the Road to Majority conference in Washington, Saturday, June 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump walks off stage after speaking at the Road to Majority conference in Washington, Saturday, June 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at the Road to Majority conference in Washington, Saturday, June 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at the Road to Majority conference in Washington, Saturday, June 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

FILE - Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump smiles during a campaign event at 180 Church, June 15, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

FILE - Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump smiles during a campaign event at 180 Church, June 15, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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Iglesias and Bader both homer twice to help surging Mets hold off Rockies, 7-6

2024-07-13 11:23 Last Updated At:11:31

NEW YORK (AP) — Jose Iglesias and Harrison Bader each hit two of New York's season-best five home runs, and the surging Mets held off the last-place Colorado Rockies 7-6 on Friday night.

Mark Vientos also went deep and drilled an RBI double as the Mets (48-45) improved to 4-0 on a six-game homestand against the struggling Nationals and Rockies leading into the All-Star break. New York has won six of seven overall, improving to 24-10 since it was 11 games under .500 on June 2.

“The ability to rebound is what this team has done extremely well,” Bader said. “It's just a hungry group, again, on all sides of the ball.”

New York's power parade had a giddy crowd of 28,852 buzzing and dancing at Citi Field, where the Mets play Iglesias' catchy hit song “OMG” after every home run.

His music video was added to the mix on the giant scoreboard Friday, too.

“I got totally surprised,” Iglesias said. “So it was pretty cool.”

Sean Manaea (6-3) threw 74 of his season-high 107 pitches for strikes over seven effective innings, striking out nine to win his third straight decision.

“For him to go seven, that tells us he's in a good spot not only physically but mentally,” manager Carlos Mendoza said.

Manaea left with a 7-3 lead, but New York’s shaky bullpen barely held on. Charlie Blackmon homered against Jake Diekman to start the eighth, and Brenton Doyle shaved it to 7-6 with a two-run shot off Phil Maton.

In between, Iglesias left his feet at third base to snare Elias Díaz’s 109.4 mph line drive, which got stuck in the webbing of his glove.

Edwin Díaz finally shut the door, working around consecutive two-out walks in a hitless ninth for his 10th save in 15 tries. With two runners aboard, he struck out Ezequiel Tovar to end it.

“That's what we love about our guys is they don’t quit,” Rockies manager Bud Black said. “Good experience for all our guys. It was spirited, but in the end we just didn’t get it done.”

Brendan Rodgers also homered for Colorado, and Michael Toglia had a two-run shot.

“It was a good fight,” Rodgers said. “That’s a really good closer. We battled.”

Mendoza was ejected by plate umpire Jeremie Rehak after a frustrated Iglesias got called out on strikes in the seventh.

The 34-year-old Iglesias, a surprising sparkplug for the Mets since they called him up from the minors May 31, launched solo shots in the second and fifth for his first career multi-homer game.

Bader hit a solo drive in the second and a two-run shot in the fourth for his second multi-homer game. Both came off rookie Tanner Gordon (0-2), who gave up four longballs in his second big league start. The right-hander allowed six runs and eight hits in three-plus innings.

Vientos and Iglesias hit consecutive homers in the second, the fourth time the Mets have gone back-to-back this season. Bader's drive one batter later gave New York three home runs in an inning for the first time since July 1, 2023, against San Francisco.

“It's just a really flexible lineup,” Bader said. "I think we just feed off of the information that we see up there. We're very vocal in the dugout. Those are the best types of lineups. ... Production anywhere is great, but obviously having it at the bottom of your lineup I think is pretty cool.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Rockies: RHP Germán Márquez threw a bullpen session and is scheduled to start Sunday in his return from Tommy John surgery. Márquez hasn’t pitched in the majors since April 26, 2023. ... 1B/OF Kris Bryant (bruised left rib) took batting practice indoors and increased the intensity of his strength-and-conditioning workout. He is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment next Friday, right after the All-Star break. ... Blackmon returned to the lineup as the DH after missing three games with a sore right hamstring. ... LF Nolan Jones (back tightness) was scratched from the lineup and replaced by Sam Hilliard.

Mets: RHP Sean Reid-Foley (shoulder impingement) will throw a bullpen Saturday. ... RHP Shintaro Fujinami (shoulder strain) is scheduled to pitch in the minors again Sunday. “Maybe a couple more and then see where we're at,” Mendoza said.

UP NEXT

Still in search of his first major league win, Mets rookie RHP Christian Scott (0-2, 4.15 ERA) makes his eighth career start Saturday in the middle game of the series. RHP Ryan Feltner (1-8, 5.29) goes for the Rockies.

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Colorado Rockies' Tanner Gordon pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Friday, July 12, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Colorado Rockies' Tanner Gordon pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Friday, July 12, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Colorado Rockies' Peter Lambert pitches during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Friday, July 12, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Colorado Rockies' Peter Lambert pitches during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Friday, July 12, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Colorado Rockies catcher Elias Díaz, left, watches as New York Mets' Jose Iglesias celebrates after hitting a home run during the second inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 12, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Colorado Rockies catcher Elias Díaz, left, watches as New York Mets' Jose Iglesias celebrates after hitting a home run during the second inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 12, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Colorado Rockies pitcher Tanner Gordon, left, reacts as New York Mets' Mark Vientos runs the bases after hitting a home run during the second inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 12, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Colorado Rockies pitcher Tanner Gordon, left, reacts as New York Mets' Mark Vientos runs the bases after hitting a home run during the second inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 12, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

New York Mets' Mark Vientos hits an RBI double during the third inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Friday, July 12, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

New York Mets' Mark Vientos hits an RBI double during the third inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Friday, July 12, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

New York Mets' Mark Vientos runs the bases after hitting a home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Friday, July 12, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

New York Mets' Mark Vientos runs the bases after hitting a home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Friday, July 12, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Home plate umpire Jeremie Rehak ejects New York Mets manager Carlos Mendoza during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Friday, July 12, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Home plate umpire Jeremie Rehak ejects New York Mets manager Carlos Mendoza during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Friday, July 12, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

New York Mets manager Carlos Mendoza (64) argues with home plate umpire Jeremie Rehak after Rehak ejected Mendoza during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Friday, July 12, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

New York Mets manager Carlos Mendoza (64) argues with home plate umpire Jeremie Rehak after Rehak ejected Mendoza during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Friday, July 12, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Colorado Rockies' Brendan Rodgers runs the bases after hitting a home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Friday, July 12, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Colorado Rockies' Brendan Rodgers runs the bases after hitting a home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Friday, July 12, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Colorado Rockies' Brenton Doyle hits a two-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 12, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Colorado Rockies' Brenton Doyle hits a two-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 12, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

New York Mets' Francisco Lindor (12) celebrates with Brandon Nimmo (9) after a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Friday, July 12, 2024, in New York. The Mets won 7-6. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

New York Mets' Francisco Lindor (12) celebrates with Brandon Nimmo (9) after a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Friday, July 12, 2024, in New York. The Mets won 7-6. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

New York Mets pitcher Edwin Díaz (39) celebrates after a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Friday, July 12, 2024, in New York. The Mets won 7-6. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

New York Mets pitcher Edwin Díaz (39) celebrates after a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Friday, July 12, 2024, in New York. The Mets won 7-6. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

New York Mets' Sean Manaea pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Friday, July 12, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

New York Mets' Sean Manaea pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Friday, July 12, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

New York Mets' Jose Iglesias, right, celebrates with Harrison Bader after Iglesias hit a home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Friday, July 12, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

New York Mets' Jose Iglesias, right, celebrates with Harrison Bader after Iglesias hit a home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Friday, July 12, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

New York Mets' Harrison Bader, right, poses for photos with Luis Severino after hitting a two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Friday, July 12, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

New York Mets' Harrison Bader, right, poses for photos with Luis Severino after hitting a two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Friday, July 12, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

New York Mets' Harrison Bader hits a two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Friday, July 12, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

New York Mets' Harrison Bader hits a two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Friday, July 12, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

New York Mets' Jose Iglesias celebrates with teammates after hitting a home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Friday, July 12, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

New York Mets' Jose Iglesias celebrates with teammates after hitting a home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Friday, July 12, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

New York Mets' Jose Iglesias hits a home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Friday, July 12, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

New York Mets' Jose Iglesias hits a home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Friday, July 12, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

New York Mets' Jose Iglesias gestures to teammates as he runs the bases after hitting a home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Friday, July 12, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

New York Mets' Jose Iglesias gestures to teammates as he runs the bases after hitting a home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Friday, July 12, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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