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Young’s 2 HRs power Mets past A’s

NEW YORK (AP) — Slumping outfielder Chris Young homered twice, Travis d’Arnaud hit a three-run shot in his return from a demotion and the towel-waving New York Mets roughed up Scott Kazmir and the Oakland Athletics 10-1 on Tuesday night.

Chris Young, New York Mets
Chris Young of the New York Mets celebrates after hitting a solo home run at Citi Field in Flushing. (Mike Stobe, Getty Images)

Bartolo Colon (8-5) shut down the team that didn’t want him back this year despite an 18-win season, pitching four-hit ball for eight innings against the AL West leaders.

Curtis Granderson homered, he and David Wright had RBI groundouts, and Daniel Murphy added a run-scoring single for the Mets, who scored at least 10 runs in consecutive games for the first time since June 28-29, 2011, in Detroit. They beat Miami 11-5 on Sunday, the first game the team followed Granderson’s lead and widely used the rally towels.

Young homered off Kazmir (9-3) in the second, four pitches after Granderson hit a two-run drive for the Mets first back-to back homers since Sept. 14.

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