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Cedeno comes off DL, takes over at shortstop

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--SS Ronny Cedeno was activated from the disabled list prior to Friday's game and started at shortstop against the Yankees, singling and scoring in his first plate appearance. Cedeno, who had been sidelined since May 27 with a strained left calf, will start most days at shortstop until regular starter Ruben Tejada is ready to return from the DL.

--RHP Elvin Ramirez was optioned to Class AAA Buffalo to make room for SS Ronny Cedeno, who came off the disabled list. "He needs to pitch," manager Terry Collins said of the hard-throwing Ramirez, who made just five appearances over three weeks with the team. Ramirez (0-1) gave up seven runs in seven innings.

--2B Daniel Murphy, in the midst of the deepest slump of his career, was out of the starting lineup for the third time in four games. Murphy is batting .138 (8-for-58) over his past 16 games, with just two extra-base hits, both doubles. He was intentionally walked as a pinch hitter Friday -- his first walk in the 16-game stretch. His 282 plate appearances are the most of any major-leaguer without a home run this season.

--3B David Wright singled in the second inning Friday to extend his hitting streak to 12 games. Wright, Baltimore's Adam Jones and San Francisco's Angel Pagan are the only big-leaguers to amass three separate hitting streaks of at least 10 games this season.

--1B Ike Davis hit a two-run home run in the first inning, continuing his hot hitting. Davis now has three home runs over his last 10 games, after going 27 consecutive games without a homer. He has driven in at least one run in seven of the Mets' last 11 games.

BY THE NUMBERS
5 -- Runs the Mets scored off Yankees LHP Andy Pettitte in the first inning Friday, the most Pettitte has allowed in an inning since July 11, 2009, against the Angels.

QUOTE TO NOTE
"I'm not going to hang out in the clubhouse and watch what guys say, or tell them what they should say or what they shouldn't say. They're grown men." -- Manager Terry Collins, on closer Frank Francisco calling the Yankees "chickens."

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