NEW YORK — Odubel Herrera hit a two-run homer off Matt Harvey in the first appearance at Citi Field for the Mets ace since he failed to close out Game 5 of last year’s World Series, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat New York 5-2 Sunday.
Philadelphia won the last two games of the three-game series after an 0-4 start. The Phillies already have more wins at Citi Field this season than last year, when they went 1-8.
Jeremy Hellickson (1-0) held the Mets hitless until Yoenis Cespedes lined an opposite-field single to right in the fourth, and kept them scoreless until Cespedes chased him with a two-run homer in the sixth that cut Philadelphia’s lead to 3-2.
The NL champions dropped to 2-3 — their record before 11-game winning streaks in 1986 and last year.
Pitching on the Citi Field mound for the first time since manager Terry Collins allowed him to try to finish a shutout against Kansas City, Harvey (0-2) gave up three runs and six hits in six innings.