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Mets' David Wright welcomes himself back with 435-foot homer in first at-bat

Aug 24, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets third baseman David Wright (5) jumps on home plate after hitting a solo home run during the second inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 24, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets third baseman David Wright (5) jumps on home plate after hitting a solo home run during the second inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

PHILADELPHIA -- David Wright hit a 435-foot home run in his first at-bat in 133 days.

Wright returned to the New York Mets' lineup Monday night after missing more than four months with a back problem. He drove a 1-1 pitch from Adam Morgan into the second deck in left field leading off the second.

Wright got a standing ovation from Mets fans at Citizens Bank Park when he ran onto the field, a louder ovation when he came to the plate and more cheers when he connected.

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Left-hander Dario Alvarez was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas to make room for the captain on the roster.

Wright last played on April 14. He was 9 for 28 (.321) in eight rehab games. The Mets climbed to the top of the NL East standings without him and entered the night with a five-game lead over Washington.