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Manager Don Mattingly of the Los Angeles Dodgers (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Manager Don Mattingly of the Los Angeles Dodgers speaks to the media prior to playing against the New York Mets at Citi Field. (May 6, 2011)

Mets 6, Dodgers 3

Jason Pridie's three-run homer proved to be the difference as the Mets won the first game of a weekend series against Los Angeles.

Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets
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Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets dives into third base for a fifth inning triple against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. (May 6, 2011)

Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets celebrates at third base after his fifth inning triple against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. (May 6, 2011)

Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets
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Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets is safe at third base for a fifth inning triple ahead of the tag from Juan Uribe #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. (May 6, 2011)

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Jerry Sands #47 of the Los Angeles Dodgers
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Jerry Sands #47 of the Los Angeles Dodgers can not come up with a ball hit by Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets for a fifth inning triple at Citi Field. (May 6, 2011)

Jonathon Niese #49 of the New York Mets
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Jonathon Niese #49 of the New York Mets looks on after leaving the game in the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers. (May 6, 2011)

Jason Pridie #20 of the New York Mets
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Jason Pridie #20 of the New York Mets celebrates his sixth inning three run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. (May 6, 2011)

Jonathon Niese #49 of the New York Mets
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Jonathon Niese #49 of the New York Mets looks on after surrendering the third run of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. (May 6, 2011)

Hiroki Kuroda #18 of the Los Angeles Dodgers
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Hiroki Kuroda #18 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws against the New York Mets at Citi Field. (May 6, 2011)

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Jason Bay #44 of the New York Mets
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Jason Bay #44 of the New York Mets is out as Jamey Carroll#14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers completes a fourth inning double play at Citi Field. (May 6, 2011)

Ike Davis #29 of the New York Mets
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Ike Davis #29 of the New York Mets celebrates his second inning home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers with teammate Jose Reyes #7. (May 6, 2011)

Hiroki Kuroda #18 of the Los Angeles Dodgers
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Hiroki Kuroda #18 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on after surrendering a second inning home run against Ike Davis #29 of the New York Mets at Citi Field. (May 6, 2011)

Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets hits a first inning triple against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. (May 6, 2011)

Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets
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Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets hits a first inning triple against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. (May 6, 2011)

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Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets
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Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets looks on as Rod Barajas #28 of the Los Angeles Dodgers runs the bases after his second inning home run. (May 6, 2011)

Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets hits a first inning triple against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. (May 6, 2011)

Jonathon Niese #49 of the New York Mets
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Jonathon Niese #49 of the New York Mets deals a second inning pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. (May 6, 2011)

Ike Davis #29 of the New York Mets
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Ike Davis #29 of the New York Mets hits a second inning home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. (May 6, 2011)

Andre Ethier #16 of the Los Angeles Dodgers
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Andre Ethier #16 of the Los Angeles Dodgers connects on a first inning base hit against the New York Mets at Citi Field. (May 6, 2011)

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Andre Ethier #16 of the Los Angeles Dodgers
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Andre Ethier #16 of the Los Angeles Dodgers connects on a first inning base hit against the New York Mets at Citi Field. (May 6, 2011)

Andre Ethier #16 of the Los Angeles Dodgers
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Andre Ethier #16 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates his first inning base hit against the New York Mets at Citi Field. (May 6, 2011)

Andre Ethier #16 of the Los Angeles Dodgers
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Andre Ethier #16 of the Los Angeles Dodgers connects on a first inning base hit against the New York Mets at Citi Field. (May 6, 2011)

Chris Cannizzaro from Staten Island throws out
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Chris Cannizzaro from Staten Island throws out the ceremonial first pitch before the New York Mets play the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. Chris' father Brian was a New York City Firefighter who died on the morning of September 11 2001. (May 6, 2011)

Manager Don Mattingly of the Los Angeles Dodgers
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Manager Don Mattingly of the Los Angeles Dodgers speaks to the media prior to playing against the New York Mets at Citi Field. (May 6, 2011)

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Manager Don Mattingly of the Los Angeles Dodgers
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Manager Don Mattingly of the Los Angeles Dodgers speaks to the media prior to playing against the New York Mets at Citi Field. (May 6, 2011)

Andre Ethier #16 of the Los Angeles Dodgers
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Andre Ethier #16 of the Los Angeles Dodgers warms up prior to playing against the New York Mets at Citi Field. (May 6, 2011)

Andre Ethier #16 of the Los Angeles Dodgers
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Andre Ethier #16 of the Los Angeles Dodgers warms up prior to playing against the New York Mets at Citi Field. (May 6, 2011)

Andre Ethier #16 of the Los Angeles Dodgers
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Andre Ethier #16 of the Los Angeles Dodgers warms up prior to playing against the New York Mets at Citi Field. (May 6, 2011)

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