NEW YORK — Rookie Max Schrock went 5 for 5 with a home run while giving All-Star Joey Votto a break, leading fellow newcomer Vladimir Gutierrez and the Cincinnati Reds over the New York Mets 7-1.
Making his first major league start at first base, the 26-year-old Schrock filled in admirably for the Reds star. Schrock scored three runs and drove in two.
Votto got a rest from manager David Bell a day after his seven-game home run streak came to an end.
Tyler Stephenson and Kyle Farmer each drove in runs for the Reds, who matched a season high by moving six games over .500.
Gutierrez allowed three hits in seven innings. Jeff McNeil homered for the NL East leaders.