Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - David Wright made his return to lineup a
successful one, smacking a two-run homer among his two hits to help the New
York Mets to a 6-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday.
Wright's strained hamstring finally healed after it sidelined the All-Star for
nearly seven weeks. He homered in his first at-bat and helped push New York to
a lead that it never relinquished.
New York's top three hitters combined for seven hits, with Daniel Murphy going
3-for-5 and finishing with three runs scored and an RBI. Eric Young also had a
pair of hits and drove in a run in the victory.
Daisuke Matsuzaka (2-3) had a stellar outing besides a rough fourth inning. He
struck out six over six frames, allowing four hits, three walks and four runs.
LaTroy Hawkins notched his 11th save with a 1-2-3 ninth.
Darin Ruf knocked in three of the Phillies' runs and scored the fourth. Cole
Hamels (8-14) took a beating early and was charged with six runs on 10 hits
over seven innings of work.
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