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(AP)Harvey outduels Strasburg in marquee matchup: On a night 26,675 fans chanted "U-S-A! U-S-A!" in unison following the capture of the Boston Marathon suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Citi Field faithful also chanted "Harvey's better" in support of their new ace, 24-year-old Matt Harvey, as he outpitched Stephen Strasburg and led the Mets to a 7-1 victory.
Harvey started the game with an electric strikeout of Denard Span on a 98 mph fastball and didn't lose much along the way as he ended up tossing seven innings of one-run ball with seven strikeouts. That was plenty good enough to become the first four-game winner in Major League Baseball.
On the flipside, Strasburg was pretty good himself, striking out six over six frames, but fell victim to the longball as Ike Davis and Lucas Duda each went yard in his final inning. Davis and Duda would also homer again in the eighth off Drew Storen, so this was certainly a breakout night for the Mets offense and an all around fun night to be at Citi Field.
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