7,509: First-inning homers, Pelfrey’s strong start lift Mets above .500

We’re over .500

The New York Mets got a strong start from Mike Pelfrey and Carlos Beltran and David Wright each hit two-run homers in the first inning as the Mets topped the Philadelphia Phillies 7-5 to move above .500.

Pelfrey gave up three runs on eight hits and a walk over seven innings of work. He lost his no-hitter on the game’s first pitch when Jimmy Rollins blooped a single over third to make it 7,509 New York Mets games without a no-no.

It was the 924th time a Mets game began with an opponent’s leadoff hit, and the 692nd time a potential no-hitter was broken up by a leadoff single. (Visit our No-hitters killed by first at bat page for more details.)

The Mets are now 14-13 and just a half-game behind the first-place Phillies.

Francisco Rodriguez got his fourth save in four nights.

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