Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Kyle Kendrick went the distance on a three-
hitter for his second career shutout, and Ryan Howard belted a three-run homer
in Philadelphia's 4-0 win over the New York Mets.
Kendrick (2-1) walked one and had five strikeouts for his third career
complete game. He threw 73 of his 107 pitches for strikes.
Michael Young had an RBI single for the Phillies, who snapped a three-game
Dillon Gee (1-4) allowed seven hits and all four runs for the Mets, who lost
their second in a row.
Laynce Nix doubled to start the third inning when Mets right fielder Mike
Baxter lost the ball in the lights, but Gee retired the next three batters.
Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley singled to start the sixth to put runners at the
corners. Young followed with a single to left field, and Howard then got hold
of a 1-1 pitch and deposited it over the wall in right-center field for his
third homer of the year.
Kendrick was cruising along. The right-hander retired 10 in a row until pinch-
hitter Justin Turner singled with two outs in the eighth inning. Baxter then
flied out to center.
Kendrick had a 1-2-3 ninth inning to close the opener of this three-game
The game was delayed nine minutes in the first inning because home plate
umpire Brian O'Nora left due to flu-like symptoms. The contest then resumed
with three umpires. First base umpire Adrian Johnson moved behind home plate
... Kendrick is 7-7 in 20 games (14 starts) lifetime against the Mets ... The
Phillies have won each of their last four games at Citi Field and eight
of their last 11 (dating to the 2011 season) ... Kendrick defeated the Mets,
7-3, on April 10 by throwing six innings.
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