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Mets Get Season-High in Runs to Crush Rays

Chris Young settled down after a shaky first inning to get his first win in more than a year and the New York Mets beat the Tampa Bay Rays 11-2 on Tuesday night.

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Young allowed nine hits over 5 2-3 innings, walked two and struck out four in his second major league outing since returning from shoulder surgery that sidelined him most of last season. The right-hander won for the first time since beating Philadelphia 7-1 on April 5, 2011 — his first start in a Mets uniform.

Rookie Jordany Valdespin drove in a career-high four runs, three of them with a pair of two-out hits. The Mets, swept last weekend by the crosstown rival Yankees, have scored a major league-leading 134 runs with two outs — nine of them in their first appearance at Tropicana Field in 11 years.

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