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N.Y. Mets (61-69) «012000000381
Philadelphia (61-69)110000000260

Duda, Harvey lead Mets in win

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PHILADELPHIA -- Maybe a month in the minors was all Lucas Duda needed.

Duda hit a two-run homer, Matt Harvey had another sharp outing and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 Wednesday night for their fourth straight win.

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Duda, recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday, also made an excellent catch in left field to preserve the lead and even stole a base.

"Just getting used to it again," he said.

The Mets have won five straight in Philadelphia and seven of eight overall this season.

Harvey (3-3) allowed two runs and six hits, striking out six in 6 1/3 innings. He also had an RBI single. The rookie has a 2.76 ERA in seven starts.

"He has extraordinary stuff," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "He pitched pretty well."

Tyler Cloyd (0-1) was decent in his major league debut filling in for Cole Hamels, who was scratched from the start because of a gastrointestinal illness.

Cloyd allowed three runs and seven hits in six innings. The 25-year-old righty was 15-1 with a 2.26 ERA in the minors this season, including 12-1 with a 2.35 ERA at Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

"It was crazy fun. It was exciting," Cloyd said.

Josh Edgin, Robert Carson and Jon Rauch combined to get five outs before Frank Francisco finished for his 22nd save in 25 tries.

Both teams are tied for third place in the NL East. They trail St. Louis by 10 games for the second wild-card spot with 32 games remaining, making it unlikely they'll be playing in the postseason.

The lead went back-and-forth over the first three innings until Duda put the Mets up to stay with his 13th homer and first since July 6 before he was sent down later that month. Duda faced Cloyd in the minors.

"I knew he has a cutter and he spotted it," Duda said.

After Jimmy Rollins hit an RBI double to put Philadelphia up 2-1 in the second, Duda ripped a line drive out to right to give the Mets a 3-2 lead in the third.

Duda kept it at 3-2 with a running catch on Ryan Howard's liner to deep left with two on and two outs in the fifth.

"That was a play I should make," he said. "It was nothing spectacular."

Harvey helped himself in the second with a hit. Scott Hairston led off with a double and scored on Harvey's one-out single to left to tie it at 1.

Harvey is 6 for 13 at the plate with two doubles and three RBI.

"When you have runners in scoring position, you have to do whatever you can to get them across," Harvey said. "I got a pitch I can hit."

The Phillies went up 1-0 in the first on Howard's sacrifice fly. Juan Pierre lined a single off the right-field fence, advanced to third on Chase Utley's single and scored on Howard's fly.

Notes

  • The Mets have won seven games in Philadelphia in a season for the first time since 1972 when they went 8-1 at old Veterans Stadium.
  • Utley caused a stir before the game when he took grounders at 3B. He hasn't played there in 10 years, but is considering trying it out to give the Phillies flexibility for next year.
  • Phillies OF Domonic Brown wasn't in the lineup for the third time in four games because of a troublesome knee.
  • The Phillies placed RHP Vance Worley on the disabled list and announced he'll have elbow surgery next month.
  • Cloyd drew a walk in his first two plate appearances.
  • Duda has hit just four of his 13 homers away from spacious Citi Field.
  • Harvey is likely to make about three more starts before he reaches an innings limit set for him in his second professional season.
  • Kyle Kendrick (7-9, 4.12 ERA) faces Mets LHP Jonathon Niese (10-7) in the series finale Thursday afternoon.
 
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Lucas Duda's two-run homer helps the Mets win their fifth straight game against the Phillies in Philadelphia. (US Presswire)
Lucas Duda's two-run homer helps the Mets win their fifth straight game against the Phillies in Philadelphia. (US Presswire)

Players of the Game
New York

L. Duda
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 2
Philadelphia

J. Pierre
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 0
 
New York Mets
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ruben Tejada, SS5000023 .296
Daniel Murphy, 2B5010012 .285
David Wright, 3B5000011 .315
Ike Davis, 1B4120000 .226
Lucas Duda, LF4122002 .245
    Jason Bay, LF0000000 .152
Scott Hairston, CF3110110 .271
    Andres Torres, CF0000000 .228
Mike Baxter, RF2000111 .283
Kelly Shoppach, C3010124 .261
Matt Harvey, P2011012 .462
    Josh Edgin, P0000000 .000
   a- Justin Turner, PH1000002 .277
    Robert Carson, P0000000 .000
    Jon Rauch, P0000000 .000
    Frank Francisco, P0000000 .000
Totals3438339  
a-hit into fielder's choice for Edgin in the 8th
Batting
2B - Scott Hairston (23, Cloyd)
HR - Lucas Duda (13, Cloyd)
SH - Matt Harvey (2)
RBI - Lucas Duda 2 (47), Matt Harvey (3)
SB - Lucas Duda (1, 2nd base off Aumont/Kratz)
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
DP - Tejada-Murphy-Davis
E - Kelly Shoppach (6, Dropped fly)
New York Mets
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Matt Harvey (W,3-3) 6.1622260 2.76
Josh Edgin (H,4) 0.2000000 4.19
Robert Carson (H,1) 0.2000000 4.50
Jon Rauch (H,15) 0.1000000 3.04
Frank Francisco (S,22) 1000020 5.94
HBP - Utley (by Matt Harvey)
Pitches-Strikes - Matt Harvey 98-68, Josh Edgin 6-4, Robert Carson 7-5, Jon Rauch 3-2, Frank Francisco 12-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Matt Harvey 3-9, Josh Edgin 1-1, Jon Rauch 1-0, Frank Francisco 1-0
Batters Faced - Matt Harvey 27, Josh Edgin 2, Robert Carson 2, Jon Rauch 1, Frank Francisco 3
Philadelphia Phillies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jimmy Rollins, SS4011021 .243
Juan Pierre, LF4120002 .300
Chase Utley, 2B3010002 .255
Ryan Howard, 1B3001013 .239
John Mayberry Jr., CF4000002 .240
Laynce Nix, RF4010030 .260
Kevin Frandsen, 3B4110001 .333
Erik Kratz, C4000022 .276
Tyler Cloyd, P0000200 .000
    Jeremy Horst, P0000000 .000
   a- Placido Polanco, PH1000000 .256
    Antonio Bastardo, P0000000 .000
    Phillippe Aumont, P0000000 .000
    Josh Lindblom, P0000000 .000
Totals3126228  
a-lined out for Horst in the 7th
Batting
2B - Jimmy Rollins (29, Harvey), Laynce Nix (8, Harvey)
SF - Ryan Howard (1)
RBI - Jimmy Rollins (51), Ryan Howard (30)
2-OUT RBI - Jimmy Rollins (18)
Team LOB - 6
Philadelphia Phillies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tyler Cloyd (L,0-1) 6733251 4.50
Jeremy Horst 1000010 0.92
Antonio Bastardo0100000 5.13
Phillippe Aumont 1000120 0.00
Josh Lindblom 1000010 3.64
HBP - Baxter (by Tyler Cloyd)
Pitches-Strikes - Tyler Cloyd 102-70, Jeremy Horst 6-5, Antonio Bastardo 2-1, Phillippe Aumont 20-11, Josh Lindblom 9-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tyler Cloyd 4-9, Jeremy Horst 1-1, Phillippe Aumont 1-0
Batters Faced - Tyler Cloyd 28, Jeremy Horst 3, Antonio Bastardo 1, Phillippe Aumont 4, Josh Lindblom 3
Game Information
Attendance - 42882
Game Time - 2:59
Temperature - 81
Umpires - Home - Jerry Layne, First Base - Wally Bell, Second Base - Dan Bellino, Third Base - Mike Estabrook