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Wright stuff: Mets captain drives in 4 in Game 3 win over Royals

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: David Wright #5 of the New York Mets hits a two run home run in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game Three of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field on October 30, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: David Wright #5 of the New York Mets hits a two run home run in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game Three of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field on October 30, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

David Wright's first-inning homer woke up New York's offense.

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NEW YORK -- David Wright and Curtis Granderson homered, rookie Noah Syndergaard pitched six effective innings and the New York Mets roughed up the Kansas City Royals 9-3 on Friday night, cutting their World Series deficit to 2-1.

Shut down in Kansas City, the Mets came out swinging in the first World Series game at Citi Field. Wright launched a two-run homer in the first inning and finished with four RBI as New York broke loose for 12 hits.

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Syndergaard set a serious tone with the first pitch, firing a 97-mph fastball to the backstop that sent Alcides Escobar to the dirt and got the crowd buzzing.

Syndergaard struggled early, but the Mets took the lead after a back-and-forth start, chased Yordano Ventura and pulled away.

The Mets will try to even things in Game 4 on Halloween night, when hometown rookie Steven Matz starts against Chris Young, who won the opener in relief.