Phillies use long ball to beat Mets 7-3

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Associated Press

Posted on April 10, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 10 at 9:35 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Domonic Brown and Chase Utley homered in a five-run first, Kyle Kendrick threw six effective innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 7-3 Wednesday night.

Pinch-hitter Laynce Nix also went deep for the Phillies, who took two straight from the Mets to earn their first series win of the year.

John Buck homered for the third straight game and Lucas Duda had two solo shots for New York. The Mets set a club record by hitting at least one homer in their first nine games.

Kendrick (1-1) allowed two runs and eight hits to become the first Philadelphia starter other than Cliff Lee to get a win.

Mets starter Jeremy Hefner (0-2) gave up five runs and six hits in three innings.

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