MLB: New York Mets 7, Philadelphia 5

May 7, 2009 at 10:34 PM

NEW YORK, May 7 (UPI) -- Carlos Beltran and David Wright hit two-run homers in the first inning Thursday, sending the New York Mets on their way to a 7-5 win over Philadelphia.

New York won its fourth straight and completed its first home three-game series sweep of the Phillies in a dozen years.

Jose Reyes added a solo shot in the second and Ramon Castro had a two-run double in the third to give New York a 7-1 cushion.

Mike Pelfrey (4-0) worked seven innings to record his second win against Philadelphia this year. He gave up three runs on eight hits.

Francisco Rodriguez worked the ninth to earn his ninth save in as many chances.

Ryan Howard hit a solo homer in the sixth for Philadelphia and Jayson Werth had a two-run shot in the eighth as part of a late-game comeback bid.

Jamie Moyer (3-2) allowed all of New York's runs on seven hits while lasting just 2 1/3 innings.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
SB50: Denver Broncos face tough call at QB in 2016
Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend claims he hit her
NFLPA hopes to have independent arbitration for player discipline next season
Watch every star-studded Super Bowl commercial of 2016
Group recreates 'Mario Kart' video game at UK mall