NEW YORK (AP) — Travis d’Arnaud homered after assuming David Wright’s spot in the lineup, Lucas Duda also went deep and the New York Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 6-1 Wednesday night for a three-game sweep in their first home series this season.
Jonathon Niese pitched out of trouble for 6 1-3 innings and helped himself with a run-scoring single. Duda hit a long homer and an RBI double as the Mets won their fourth straight, a few hours after putting their captain on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.
Wright was injured while stealing second base the night before and is expected back within three weeks. In his absence, d’Arnaud moved up to second in the batting order and broke a 1-all tie in the third with a leadoff shot down the left-field line.