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Mets' Eric Young scores on a sacrifice fly ball by Marlon Byrd while Philadelphia Phillies catcher Humberto Quintero looks to throw to second during the first inning. (June 23, 2013)

Mets vs. Phillies

The Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 8-0, in the rubber game of a three-game road series Sunday at Citizens Bank Park.

Starting pitcher Matt Harvey of the Mets throws
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Starting pitcher Matt Harvey of the Mets throws a pitch during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park . (June 23, 2013)

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher John Lannan delivers during
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Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher John Lannan delivers during the first inning against the Mets. (June 23, 2013)

Mets' Eric Young scores on a sacrifice fly
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Mets' Eric Young scores on a sacrifice fly ball by Marlon Byrd while Philadelphia Phillies catcher Humberto Quintero looks to throw to second during the first inning. (June 23, 2013)

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Mets' Eric Young returns to high-fives in the
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Mets' Eric Young returns to high-fives in the dugout after he scored on a sacrifice fly ball by Marlon Byrd during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies. (June 23, 2013)

Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey delivers during the
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Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey delivers during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies. (June 23, 2013)

Philadelphia Phillies' Ryan Howard leans from an inside
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Philadelphia Phillies' Ryan Howard leans from an inside pitch during the second inning of a baseball game with the Mets. (June 23, 2013)

Chase Utley of the Philadelphia Phillies turns a
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Chase Utley of the Philadelphia Phillies turns a double play as Josh Satin of the Mets slides into second at Citizens Bank Park. (June 23, 2013)

Jimmy Rollins of the Philadelphia Phillies catches a
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Jimmy Rollins of the Philadelphia Phillies catches a line drive during a game against the Mets at Citizens Bank Park. (June 23, 2013)

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Starting pitcher John Lannan of the Philadelphia Phillies
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Starting pitcher John Lannan of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a pitch during a game against the Mets at Citizens Bank Park. (June 23, 2013)

Starting pitcher Matt Harvey of the Mets throws
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Starting pitcher Matt Harvey of the Mets throws a pitch during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. (June 23, 2013)

Starting pitcher John Lannan of the Philadelphia Phillies
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Starting pitcher John Lannan of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a pitch during a game against the Mets at Citizens Bank Park. (June 23, 2013)

Philadelphia Phillies' Domonic Brown strikes out swinging during
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Philadelphia Phillies' Domonic Brown strikes out swinging during the second inning of a baseball game with the Mets. (June 23, 2013)

Philadelphia Phillies' Ryan Howard, top, makes a late
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Philadelphia Phillies' Ryan Howard, top, makes a late catch on a pickoff-attempt on Mets' Eric Young, bottom, during the third inning. (June 23, 2013)

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Mets' Matt Harvey, right, returns to the dugout
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Mets' Matt Harvey, right, returns to the dugout after scoring from second on a double by Eric Young during the fifth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies. (June 23, 2013)

Michael Young and Chase Utley of the Philadelphia
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Michael Young and Chase Utley of the Philadelphia Phillies are congratulated by Domonic Brown after scoring during the first inning of a game against the Mets. (June 22, 2013)

Philadelphia Phillies' Kevin Frandsen runs the bases after
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Philadelphia Phillies' Kevin Frandsen runs the bases after he hit a solo home run against the Mets during the ninth inning to win the game as Jordany Valdespin looks on. (June 22, 2013)

Philadelphia Phillies' Kevin Frandsen crosses the plate after
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Philadelphia Phillies' Kevin Frandsen crosses the plate after he hit a solo home run against the Mets in the ninth inning. (June 22, 2013)

Starting pitcher Jonathan Pettibone of the Philadelphia Phillies
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Starting pitcher Jonathan Pettibone of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a pitch during a game against the Mets at Citizens Bank Park. (June 22, 2013)

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Starting pitcher Dillon Gee of the Mets throws
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Starting pitcher Dillon Gee of the Mets throws a pitch during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies. (June 22, 2013)

Starting pitcher Jonathan Pettibone of the Philadelphia Phillies
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Starting pitcher Jonathan Pettibone of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a pitch during a game against the Mets. (June 22, 2013)

Starting pitcher Dillon Gee of the Mets throws
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Starting pitcher Dillon Gee of the Mets throws a pitch during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies. (June 22, 2013)

Jordany Valdespin of the Mets hits a fielder's
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Jordany Valdespin of the Mets hits a fielder's choice RBI during the third inning of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies. (June 22, 2013)

Mets starting pitcher Dillon Gee stands on the
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Mets starting pitcher Dillon Gee stands on the mound as Philadelphia Phillies' Ryan Howard rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run during the fifth inning, (June 22, 2013)

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RYAN HOWARD 50 Home run seasons: 2006, 58
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RYAN HOWARD
50 Home run seasons:
2006, 58

Philadelphia Phillies' Ryan Howard celebrates with third base
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Philadelphia Phillies' Ryan Howard celebrates with third base coach Ryne Sandberg after hitting a solo home run against the Mets during the fourth inning of a baseball game. (June 22, 2013)

Mets' Jordany Valdespin can't field the throw as
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Mets' Jordany Valdespin can't field the throw as Philadelphia Phillies' Ben Revere steals second during the fourth inning. (June 22, 2013)

Mets starting pitcher Dillon Gee looks toward his
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Mets starting pitcher Dillon Gee looks toward his dugout after Philadelphia Phillies' Michael Young hit a solo home run during the fifth inning. (June 22, 2013)

Philadelphia Phillies' Michael Young runs the bases after
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Philadelphia Phillies' Michael Young runs the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Mets in the fifth inning. (June 22, 2013)

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Mets starting pitcher Dillon Gee throws against the
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Mets starting pitcher Dillon Gee throws against the Philadelphia Phillies during the first inning. (June 22, 2013)

Philadelphia Phillies' Ryan Howard hits a two run
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Philadelphia Phillies' Ryan Howard hits a two run single against the Mets during the first inning. (June 22, 2013)

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jonathan Pettibone throws against
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Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jonathan Pettibone throws against the New York Mets in the first inning. (June 22, 2013)

Mets' Jeremy Hefner pitches in the second inning
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Mets' Jeremy Hefner pitches in the second inning against the Philadelphia Phillies. (June 21, 2013)

Mets' Eric Young Jr., left, scores past Philadelphia
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Mets' Eric Young Jr., left, scores past Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz on a single by Mets' David Wright in the fourth inning. (June 21, 2013)

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Philadelphia Phillies' Cole Hamels pitches in the third
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Philadelphia Phillies' Cole Hamels pitches in the third inning against the Mets. (June 21, 2013)

Mets' Eric Young Jr., left, reacts after hitting
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Mets' Eric Young Jr., left, reacts after hitting a double as Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley looks on during the fourth inning. (June 21, 2013)

Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley, top, and
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Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley, top, and Mets' David Wright collide after Wright was forced out at second on a fielder's choice by Marlon Byrd in the fourth inning. (June 21, 2013)

Mets third baseman David Wright cannot reach a
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Mets third baseman David Wright cannot reach a single by Philadelphia Phillies' Carlos Ruiz in the second inning. (June 21, 2013)

Pitcher Jeremy Hefner of the Mets delivers a
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Pitcher Jeremy Hefner of the Mets delivers a pitch against the Philadelphia Phillies. (June 21, 2013)

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Pitcher Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies delivers
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Pitcher Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies delivers a pitch against the Mets. (June 21, 2013)

Eric Young of the Mets gestures after hitting
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Eric Young of the Mets gestures after hitting a double in the fourth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies. (June 21, 2013)

Second baseman Chase Utley of the Philadelphia Phillies
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Second baseman Chase Utley of the Philadelphia Phillies falls over David Wright of the Mets after getting the force out on a ball hit by Marlon Byrd during the fourth inning. (June 21, 2013)

Ryan Howard of the Philadelphia Phillies gestures to
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Ryan Howard of the Philadelphia Phillies gestures to Domonic Brown after scoring on a double by Brown during the second inning against the Mets. (June 21, 2013)

David Wright of the Mets watches batting practice
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David Wright of the Mets watches batting practice before the start of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies. (June 21, 2013)

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Pitcher David Aardsma of the Mets jumps during
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Pitcher David Aardsma of the Mets jumps during a workout before the start of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies. (June 21, 2013)

Philadelphia Phillies' Cole Hamels pitches in the first
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Philadelphia Phillies' Cole Hamels pitches in the first inning against the Mets. (June 21, 2013)

Manager Terry Collins of the Mets looks on
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Manager Terry Collins of the Mets looks on during batting practice before a game against the Philadelphia Phillies. (June 21, 2013)

Mets' Jeremy Hefner pitches in the first inning
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Mets' Jeremy Hefner pitches in the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies. (June 21, 2013)

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