Alonso homers again, Mets thump Giants 9-4

New York Mets' Jeff McNeil (1) is congratulated by Eduardo Escobar (10) after hitting a solo home against the San Francisco Giants Thursday. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

SAN FRANCISCO — Pete Alonso hit his major league-leading ninth homer and drove in four runs, Eduardo Escobar added a two-run drive to back a milestone night for rookie pitcher Kodai Senga and the New York Mets beat the San Francisco Giants 9-4 on Thursday night.