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Harvey’s Dazzling Debut Leads Mets Over Diamondbacks

Matt Harvey dazzled in his major league debut, holding Arizona to three hits and striking out 11 over 5 1-3 innings in the New York Mets’ 3-1 win over the Diamondbacks on Thursday night.

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Scott Hairston hit a two-run double and Andres Torres tripled and scored for the Mets, who snapped a six-game losing streak.

New York won for only the second time in 13 games since the All-Star break, narrowly avoiding the fate of the 1962 club that went 1-14 to start the second half.

Harvey (1-0) set a franchise record for strikeouts in a debut. He also doubled and singled to become the first pitcher since 1900 to strike out more than 10 and collect a pair of hits in his first game.

Arizona starter Wade Miley (11-6) gave up three runs on nine hits in 5 1-3 innings.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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