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PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies manager Charlie Manuel calls the summer months "hittin' weather." With unseasonably warm temperatures in April reaching the mid-80s, Philadelphia started its hitting a bit early.
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Pinch-hitter Laynce Nix also went deep for the Phillies, who took two straight from the Mets to earn their first series victory of the year.
The suddenly slugging Phillies have six home runs in the past two games -- both days were in the 80s -- after hitting four in the first seven.
"We just started getting good balls to hit and started swinging the bats good," Manuel said.
Kendrick (1-1) allowed two runs and eight hits to become the first Philadelphia starter other than Cliff Lee to get a victory.
"I wanted to pitch as deep as I can, battle and make pitches," Kendrick said. "I felt like as the game went on, I got more comfortable."
Mets starter Jeremy Hefner (0-2) gave up five runs and six hits in three innings.
"I know I'm good enough to beat those guys," he said.
A rain delay halted the game for 27 minutes in the bottom of the fourth, and strong winds and a heavy downpour late in the game left the field littered with trash during the final inning.
A night after hitting three home runs off Dillon Gee in the third inning, the Phillies used the long ball in the first to jump ahead 5-0.
"I think there's something to be said for everything being contagious," Young said. "Starting pitchers feed off each other and hitters can, too."
Buck connected in the second for the Mets, lining a shot out to left-center. He has five home runs and 15 RBI in nine games. The Mets had five homers last season from all of their catchers -- Josh Thole (one), Kelly Shoppach (three), Mike Nickeas (one).
Duda hit a towering, 414-foot drive into the second deck in right field in the fourth to cut it to 5-2. He took Mike Adams deep in the eighth.
Kendrick pitched out of a jam in the fifth after the Mets put the first two runners on. He struck out David Wright swinging at a 2-2 changeup. After a wild pitch, Revere ran a long way to catch Ike Davis' shallow fly to left-center. Revere than threw to second base to double off Daniel Murphy.
"It was a bad play," Murphy said. "Even if it falls, it's first and third with one out. Just a bad play."
Nix hit a two-run shot off LaTroy Hawkins in the sixth.
|The Mets' John Buck can't beat the throw to Ryan Howard at first during the sixth inning of the Phillies win. (AP)|
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|New York Mets|
|Jordany Valdespin, CF||5||0||3||0||0||2||3||.400|
|Daniel Murphy, 2B||3||0||0||0||1||1||2||.303|
|David Wright, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||2||4||.250|
|Ike Davis, 1B||4||0||0||0||0||1||2||.129|
|John Buck, C||4||1||1||1||0||2||0||.375|
|Lucas Duda, LF||4||2||3||2||0||0||0||.308|
|Mike Baxter, RF||2||0||2||0||1||0||0||.364|
|Scott Rice, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Kirk Nieuwenhuis, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.182|
|Bobby Parnell, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Ruben Tejada, SS||4||0||2||0||0||0||2||.233|
|Jeremy Hefner, P||1||0||0||0||0||1||3||.000|
|b- Justin Turner, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.364|
|Josh Edgin, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|LaTroy Hawkins, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Marlon Byrd, RF||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||.250|
|a-struck out for Rice in the 8th|
|b-grounded out for Hefner in the 4th|
|2B - Lucas Duda (2, Kendrick), Mike Baxter (1, Kendrick)|
|HR - John Buck (5, Kendrick), Lucas Duda 2 (3, Kendrick, Adams)|
|RBI - John Buck (15), Lucas Duda 2 (6)|
|2-OUT RBI - Lucas Duda (2)|
|CS - Jordany Valdespin (1, 2nd base by Kendrick/Kratz)|
|Team LOB - 7|
|New York Mets|
|Jeremy Hefner (L,0-2)||3||6||5||5||3||2||2||6.00|
|IBB - Brown by Jeremy Hefner|
|Pitches-Strikes - Jeremy Hefner 68-39, Josh Edgin 29-21, LaTroy Hawkins 19-9, Scott Rice 11-9, Bobby Parnell 10-9|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jeremy Hefner 2-4, LaTroy Hawkins 2-0, Scott Rice 1-2|
|Batters Faced - Jeremy Hefner 17, Josh Edgin 7, LaTroy Hawkins 5, Scott Rice 4, Bobby Parnell 3|
|Ben Revere, CF||3||0||0||0||1||1||0||.211|
|Jimmy Rollins, SS||4||1||2||0||0||1||0||.316|
|Chase Utley, 2B||4||1||1||2||0||0||1||.333|
|Ryan Howard, 1B||4||1||2||0||0||1||0||.200|
|Michael Young, 3B||3||1||2||0||1||0||0||.375|
|Domonic Brown, LF||3||1||1||3||1||1||1||.242|
|John Mayberry Jr., RF||4||0||0||0||0||2||3||.263|
|Erik Kratz, C||4||1||1||0||0||1||3||.207|
|Kyle Kendrick, P||2||0||0||0||0||2||0||.250|
|a- Laynce Nix, PH||1||1||1||2||0||0||0||.267|
|Antonio Bastardo, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Mike Adams, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Freddy Galvis, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Jonathan Papelbon, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-homered for Kendrick in the 6th|
|b-flied out for Adams in the 8th|
|2B - Jimmy Rollins (5, Hefner), Michael Young (2, Hefner)|
|HR - Chase Utley (2, Hefner), Domonic Brown (2, Hefner), Laynce Nix (1, Hawkins)|
|RBI - Chase Utley 2 (9), Domonic Brown 3 (5), Laynce Nix 2 (3)|
|CS - Ben Revere (1, 2nd base by Hefner/Buck)|
|Team LOB - 5|
|Outfield Assists - Ben Revere 1|
|DP - Kratz-Utley, Revere-Utley, Rollins-Utley-Howard|
|Kyle Kendrick (W,1-1)||6||8||2||2||2||6||2||5.40|
|WP - Kyle Kendrick (1)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Kyle Kendrick 105-66, Antonio Bastardo 21-11, Mike Adams 19-11, Jonathan Papelbon 7-6|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kyle Kendrick 5-5, Antonio Bastardo 1-2, Jonathan Papelbon 1-0|
|Batters Faced - Kyle Kendrick 26, Antonio Bastardo 4, Mike Adams 4, Jonathan Papelbon 3|
|Attendance - 38715|
|Game Time - 2:55|
|Temperature - 76|
|Umpires - Home - John Hirschbeck, First Base - Bob Davidson, Second Base - Jim Reynolds, Third Base - James Hoye|