R.A. Dickey threw seven sharp innings, Jason Bay hit a two-run homer and the New York Mets beat Cliff Lee and the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 on Friday night.

Scott Hairston also homered for the surprising Mets, who are off to a 5-2 start.

Freddy Galvis hit his first major league homer for the Phillies. The five-time defending NL East champs are 3-4.

Dickey (2-0) allowed just one run despite nine hits. The knuckleballer struck out seven and lowered his ERA against Philadelphia to 2.40 in seven career starts.

Dickey has compiled 14 straight quality starts -- six or more innings with three earned runs or less -- dating to last July 25.

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