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MLB: New York Mets 6, Philadelphia 3

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NEW YORK, May 29 (UPI) -- Rookie pitcher Jeremy Hefner socked a homer en route to his first major league victory Tuesday, boosting the New York Mets to a 6-3 win over Philadelphia.

Hefner (1-2), making his second career start and fourth overall appearance, surrendered three runs on six hits over six full innings. The right-hander didn't issue a walk and struck out four.

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The 26-year-old helped himself out with a solo shot in the fourth inning that staked New York to a 4-2 lead.

Scott Hairston added a pinch-hit, two-run homer and Omar Quintanilla went 3-for-4 with two runs scored as the Mets evened their three-game series.

Phillies starter Joe Blanton (4-5) lasted five innings during which he yielded six runs on nine hits.

Brian Schneider contributed a solo homer for Philadelphia.

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