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Harvey dominates, Mets blank Phillies 5-0

NEW YORK (AP) - Matt Harvey struck out 10 in seven overpowering innings, and David Wright and Juan Lagares each hit a home run upheld by video review to lead the New York Mets to a 5-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.

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Marlon Byrd followed Wright's first-inning homer off the dark metal railing atop the new left-field wall with a no-doubter into the second deck against Cliff Lee (10-4) for New York's first back-to-back homers of the season.

Lagares' drive that also struck the railing in left was a three-run shot, giving New York a 5-0 lead against the 2008 AL Cy Young Award winner. Lagares made a running catch in center field with Delmon Young on third base in the seventh to help preserve the shutout.

The Mets snapped their seven-game skid against the Phillies at Citi Field with a 5-4 victory Saturday, and the win Sunday left Philadelphia below .500 at 49-50.

In his first outing since starting the All-Star game on his home mound, Harvey (8-2) hit a batter with a pitch in the first inning - as he did Tuesday night when he nailed Yankees slugger Robinson Cano. But plunking Chase Utley with a 99 mph fastball was about the only mistake the 24-year-old ace made until Utley singled with one out in the fourth.

Harvey also allowed a single to Michael Young in the sixth and a double to Delmon Young in the seventh inning of his 30th career start.

Scott Atchison gave up a single in two innings to complete the Mets' fifth shutout of the year. The Phillies have been blanked eight times.

At the All-Star game, Harvey said he was looking forward to meeting Lee. Whether or not the two pitchers spent any quality time together at the chaotic Midsummer Classic, Harvey certainly impressed Lee, who was making his 300th start.

Repeatedly reaching 99 mph on the scoreboard radar on Dwight Gooden bobblehead day, Harvey struck out the side in the third and fifth and threw a 100 mph pitch during a strikeout of Domonic Brown in the fourth.

Harvey struck out Brown three times, the final one his 10th of the day. The big right-hander has six games with double-digit strikeouts.

Brown, also an All-Star, fanned all four times up.

Wright's 15th homer hit high off the added fencing to protect fans and was confirmed after a review of 1 minute, 27 seconds. Lagares' liner was more questionable, hitting just above the orange line that tops the padded wall.

Wright led off the fourth with a single and Josh Satin got a hit one out later. After John Buck flied out, Lagares sent a 1-2, hanging curveball over the new fence that was erected to shorten dimensions before the 2012 season. He waited on second base with his hands on his hips when three of the four umpires went inside for a look at the replay. Fans stood and twirled their finger, signaling homer, and when crew chief Mike Winters emerged he did the same.

Lee has allowed seven homers in his last two outings after yielding nine in his first 18 starts. He allowed five runs and seven hits in six innings for his first road loss since May 1, a span of nine starts.

Wright nearly tied Mike Piazza for second on the Mets' career homer list with 220 when he sent a drive to the wall in right-center in the eighth.

NOTES: Phillies RHP Roy Halladay threw off a mound for the first time since shoulder surgery in early May. Pitching coach Rich Dubee said Halladay tossed about 20 pitches, all fastballs. ... Mets INF Justin Turner went 0 for 2 for Class-A Brooklyn on Saturday night. He is 7 for 25 in eight rehab games. Manager Terry Collins said Turner should return very soon.

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