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MLB: New York Mets 4, Minnesota 2

April 13, 2013 at 7:15 PM

MINNEAPOLIS, April 13 (UPI) -- Matt Harvey kept his strong 2013 start going Saturday, stifling the Minnesota Twins on two hits over eight innings in the New York Mets' 4-2 win.

Harvey (3-0) reduced his ERA 0.82 with the 107-pitch performance, in which he yielded one run, walked two and struck out six in his third dominating victory in three starts.

Bobby Parnell recorded his first save of the season despite allowing a run in the ninth for the Mets, who clinched their three-game interleague series and improved to 7-4 overall.

Marlon Byrd's solo homer in the fifth inning broke a scoreless tie and triggered a four-run outburst, with Collin Cowgill, Daniel Murphy and David Wright adding RBI singles.

Minnesota's Scott Diamond (0-1) took the loss in his season debut, surrendering four runs on eight hits over 4 1/3 frames.

Justin Morneau homered and Josh Willingham added an RBI double for the Twins.

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