Starling Marte crushes emotional home run on first pitch he sees since grandmother died

DENVER— Baseball can be poetic, and for Starling Marte, this was one of those moments. Marte, on the first pitch he saw since returning from the bereavement list following his grandmother’ s sudden death, crushed a home run off Rockies right-hander German Marquez and parked it in the left-center field seats at Coors Field in the first inning of the Mets’ 5-1 win.