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Young, Wright carry Mets over Phillies

Apr 6, 2011 - 3:42 AM 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.

"I wasn't getting ahead of guys. I wasn't getting good control of my fastball," Hamels said. "They were finding some pretty good holes. I wasn't able to minimize the damage."

Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Roy Oswalt surrendered five runs combined in a sweep over Houston to open the year, but the Phillies' fourth starter, Hamels, gave up six in the third inning alone on Tuesday.

Young started the inning with a single, Jose Reyes bunted himself on and Angel Pagan walked to load the bases for Wright, whose humpback liner to left scored a pair.

A passed ball brought in the third run, and singles from Ike Davis and Brad Emaus made it 5-0. Young came to the plate again and became the first Mets pitcher to record two hits in an inning, as his broken-bat single to left scored Davis and ended Hamels' forgettable night on the rubber.

"It's special to be part of Mets history," Young said of the feat. "Hopefully, there's a lot of great things to come."

Placido Polanco doubled in Wilson Valdez in the fifth inning, but the Phillies' rally was thwarted when Ryan Howard grounded out weakly to leave the bases loaded.

Scott Hairston knocked in Wright with a single off David Herndon in the sixth, and the combination of D.J. Carrasco, Tim Byrdak and Bobby Parnell held the Phillies to two hits over the final three innings.

Game Notes

Hamels recorded a career-low 3.06 earned-run average in 33 starts last season, but fell to 2-9 lifetime against the Mets...Young, who has suffered through arm injuries the past three years, came in with a 6.60 ERA in three starts at Citizens Bank Park...These National League East rivals split 18 meetings last season...Raul Ibanez had two of the Phillies' seven hits.