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Mets Big Inning Hands Phillies First Loss Of The Season

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Chris Young had a productive Mets debut with his arm and his bat, as New York chased Cole Hamels early and handed the Phillies their first loss of the season, 7-1.

Young (1-0), signed in the offseason after an injury-riddled stint in San Diego, allowed just one run on five hits and four walks in 5 1/3 innings.

The 6-foot-10 righty struck out seven and went 3-for-3 with an RBI at the plate, including a two-hit effort in New York's six-run third inning.

David Wright went 4-for-5 with two runs scored and two driven in for the Mets, who took two of three from the Florida Marlins to start the season.

Hamels (0-1) was pulled after yielding six runs on seven hits and two walks in just 2 2/3 frames. The poor outing spoiled Philadelphia's chance at opening the season 4-0 for the first time since 1915.


Final - 4.5.2011 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York Mets 0 0 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 13 0
Philadelphia Phillies 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 7 0
WP: Chris Young (1 - 0)
LP: Cole Hamels (0 - 1)

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