Mets, deGrom top Phillies in home opener
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jacob deGrom pitched into the seventh inning, Juan Lagares drove in a run with an infield single and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 Monday to win their home opener.
Travis d'Arnaud added a sacrifice fly as the Mets improved to 34-20 in home openers, including 4-3 at Citi Field. They have won 18 of their last 24 games against NL East rival Philadelphia.
One day before All-Star ace Matt Harvey makes his first home start since August 2013, the Mets mustered just enough offense against Aaron Harang and the Phillies' bullpen to make a winner of deGrom (1-1).
Last season's NL Rookie of the Year gave up seven hits in 6 1-3 innings before a sellout crowd of 43,947 that included Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David and Matthew Broderick.
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