Syndergaard, Duda fuel Mets’ sweep of Phillies
NEW YORK (AP) -- Noah Syndergaard pitched six-hit ball into the eighth inning and connected for his first major league home run, Lucas Duda homered twice and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-0 Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep.
Syndergaard (2-2) struck out six to become the first rookie in Mets history to strike out at least five batters in each of his first four starts. He also went 3 for 3 at the plate, tying a franchise record for hits in a game by a pitcher.
Duda, who also had three hits, put the Mets on the board in the first inning with a drive off Phillies right-hander Sean O'Sullivan (1-4). Duda homered again off Sullivan to lead off the fifth for his second multihomer game of the season.
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