Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Matt Harvey stifled the Philadelphia Phillies'
bats over seven strong innings and the New York Mets supported the phenom with
three home runs in Sunday's 5-0 win.
Harvey (8-2), back on the Citi Field mound after starting Tuesday's All-Star
Game, recorded 10 strikeouts and did not walk a batter in his first home win
since April 19.
The right-hander didn't allow a hit until Chase Utley's one-out single in the
fourth. The Phillies mustered only two more hits, a Michael Young single and a
Delmon Young double, before Harvey gave way to Scott Atchison after throwing
112 pitches in the rubber match of a three-game set.
Fellow All-Star Cliff Lee (10-4) got the starting nod for Philadelphia and he
was victimized by the long ball again. The southpaw, making his 300th career
start, lasted six frames and surrendered seven hits, three of which were
homers. Lee gave up four solo homers in his final pre-All-Star outing, a 5-1
loss to Washington.
David Wright and Marlon Byrd hit consecutive homers to left field with two
outs in the first inning, the first time this season the Mets went back-to-
It remained a 2-0 game until the fourth inning, when a second video review
resulted Juan Lagares being credited with a three-run blast, not an RBI
The umpires had signaled the ball hit by Wright in the opening frame a home
run, but still looked at the replay to confirm their ruling. The liner clearly
ricocheted off the railing above the wall.
Lagares' drive was not as definitive as the ball appeared to hit the top of
the wall in left. However, the video evidence showed a carom off the railing,
Harvey was 0-2 in his previous nine home starts despite a 2.56 ERA ... Wright
now has 219 career home runs, one behind Mike Piazza for second place on the
Mets' all-time list ... Byrd has driven in at least one run in five straight
games ... The Phillies were looking to win their fifth straight series ... Lee
suffered his second loss in 12 road starts this season and first since May 1
at Cleveland ... Atchison allowed one hit in two innings of work ... New York
second baseman Daniel Murphy had a 10-game hitting streak come to an end after
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