NEW YORK -- Asdrubal Cabrera's RBI single jump-started a six-run seventh inning Monday afternoon for the New York Mets, who went on to rout the Atlanta Braves 6-0 on Opening Day for both teams at Citi Field.
The Mets improved their baseball-best record on Opening Day to 36-20. The Braves fell to 23-29 on Opening Day since moving to Atlanta in 1966.
Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard and Braves right-hander Julio Teheran matched zeroes for six innings before New York busted out against a quartet of Atlanta relievers in the seventh, when it sent 11 batters to the plate.
Syndergaard allowed five hits and no walks while striking out seven before he left with a blister on his right middle finger.
Rene Rivera led off with a single against losing pitcher Ian Krol (0-1). Pinch-runner Travis d'Arnaud was forced at second on a grounder by pinch-hitter Wilmer Flores, who stole second before Jose Reyes walked.
Cabrera's single -- his third hit of the day -- scored Flores, who was initially called out but ruled safe on a replay challenge. After Yoenis Cespedes walked, Curtis Granderson lofted a sacrifice fly against Eric O'Flaherty.
Hansel Robles (1-0) earned the win with a perfect seventh inning.
Freddie Freeman had three hits for the Braves.
Teheran allowed four hits and walked three while striking out six.
NOTES: A moment of silence was held prior to the game in honor of four recently deceased baseball figures: Former National League executive Katy Feeney, former Mets pitcher and manager Dallas Green, former Mets scout Harry Minor and Bill Webb, who directed Mets broadcasts on SNY. ... Both teams made a series of roster moves Sunday. The Mets placed OF Juan Lagares (oblique), RHP Seth Lugo (right elbow), LHP Steven Matz (left elbow), OF Brandon Nimmo (right hamstring) and 3B David Wright (shoulder, neck) on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to March 30. ... The Braves placed RHP Mauricio Cabrera (right elbow), IF/OF Micah Johnson (broken left wrist), RHP Armando Rivera (right shoulder) and RHP Dan Winkler (right elbow) on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to March 30. Atlanta LHP Jacob Lindgren (Tommy John surgery) and IF Sean Rodriguez (left shoulder surgery) were placed on the 60-day disabled list.