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Mets 5, Twins 2

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NEW YORK (AP)

David Wright homered and drove in two runs to back a solid start by Mike Pelfrey, and the New York Mets beat the Minnesota Twins 5-2 Friday night in the opener of an intriguing interleague series between playoff contenders.

Jason Bay added a long RBI double and the Mets took advantage of two rare defensive miscues by Minnesota to win for the 15th time in 19 games. Jose Reyes drove in a run and scored another as New York improved to 27-11 at home with its 13th victory in the past 15 games at Citi Field.

The Mets, who began the day a half-game behind first-place Atlanta in the NL East, are a major league-best 22-8 since May 22. The slumping Twins, who entered with a half-game lead in the AL Central over Detroit, have lost four straight and six of eight.

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