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PHILADELPHIA -- Matt Harvey continued his dominant pitching Sunday afternoon, allowing two hits over six shutout innings to pace the New York Mets to an 8-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Harvey's fastball was consistently clocked in the high 90s, and one pitch to Phillies centerfielder Ben Revere in the second inning hit 100 mph. Harvey (7-1) allowed only a leadoff single to Ryan Howard in the second and a leadoff double to Chase Utley in the fourth.

Harvey struck out six and walked one in winning his second straight decision, after suffering his lone loss of the season on June 13 against St. Louis. He left the game after it was delayed 20 minutes by rain in the top of the seventh inning.

The Phillies' only serious threat against Harvey came in the fourth. Trailing 1-0, they put runners at first and third with one. But Harvey struck Domonic Brown out with a 99 mph fastball and retired Delmon Young on a groundout to end the inning.

LaTroy Hawkins pitched a perfect inning in relief for the Mets, and Brandon Lyon worked two scoreless innings.

Harvey also drove in a run with a fifth-inning double, part of a 12-hit Mets attack. David Wright went 4-for-5 with two doubles, a triple, his 12th homer and two RBIs. Eric Young Jr. went 3-for-5, and Marlon Byrd was 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs.

It was the third straight multi-hit game for Young, who was playing his fifth game with the Mets since he was acquired in a trade from Colorado last Tuesday. Young, who went 7-for-14 in the three-game series, scored twice and drove in a run.

John Lannan (0-2) allowed six runs (four earned) and eight hits in five innings to take the loss for Philadelphia. He struck out three and walked three.

The Mets took a 1-0 lead on Byrd's first-inning sacrifice fly, then expanded that by scoring three times in the fifth.

Juan Lagares led off by hitting a fly ball to Revere in center. Revere appeared to catch the ball, then lose it when he transferred it to his throwing hand, but second base umpire D.J. Reyburn ruled it a drop, and Lagares wound up on third courtesy of the three-base error.

One out later Harvey doubled him home. Young and Wright added RBI doubles later in the inning, making it 4-0.

The Mets tacked on two more runs in the sixth, on Lagares' double and Omar Quintanilla's sacrifice fly, and made it 7-0 when Byrd doubled home Wright in the seventh. Wright had laced a one-out triple to center off reliever Joe Savery.

Wright homered off Jake Diekman with two outs in the ninth.

NOTES: Revere went 0-for-3 and saw his hitting streak end at 12 games. ... Phillies reliever J.C. Ramirez made his major league debut and struck out the side in the eighth inning. ... Earlier in the day the Mets recalled INF Zach Lutz from Las Vegas to fill the roster spot vacated by OF Lucas Duda, who was placed on the disabled list Saturday with a strained muscle between his ribs. ... Before Sunday, the Phillies' bullpen had fashioned a 4.67 ERA and allowed 40.7 percent of opponents' inherited runners to score, both worst in the major leagues.
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