Harvey Notches 3rd Win as Mets Nip Marlins, 7-6 | NBC New York

Harvey Notches 3rd Win as Mets Nip Marlins, 7-6

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    Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada hits a three-run double off of Marlins starting pitcher Tom Koehler in the fourth inning.

    Matt Harvey won his third straight start to begin his comeback season and the banged-up New York Mets, despite losing two important players to injuries, held off the Miami Marlins 7-6 Sunday for their eighth consecutive victory.

    Ruben Tejada had a three-run double and catcher Travis d'Arnaud singled twice in a seven-run fourth inning. But it was a costly win for the Mets, who lost d'Arnaud to a broken right hand and reliever Jerry Blevins to a fractured forearm.

    Blevins took a line drive off his pitching arm, and d'Arnaud was hit by a pitch.

    After the Marlins trimmed a six-run deficit to 7-6, Jeurys Familia retired Christian Yelich and Giancarlo Stanton on grounders with a runner at second for his sixth save.

    Already missing captain David Wright (hamstring) and right-hander Zack Wheeler (elbow surgery), the Mets have matched the best start in franchise history at 10-3. They won their first seven home games for the first time and completed their first four-game sweep since July 2011 in Cincinnati.

    The winning streak is New York's the club's longest since an eight-game run in June 2010. The Mets also opened 10-3 in 1986 and 2006 -- and won division titles in both those years. 


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