April 7

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1970: The Mets win on Opening Day for the first time ever. They defeat the Pirates at Forbes Field, 5-3, in 11 innings.

1973: Willie Mays hits a run-scoring single in the ninth inning to give the Mets a 3-2 win over the Phillies at Shea Stadium.

1974: The Mets score nine runs in the last two innings to defeat the Phillies, 9-2, at Philadelphia.

1977: The Mets defeat the Cubs, 5-3, on Opening Day at Wrigley Field.

1978: Jerry Koosman pitches a complete game in the Mets' 3-1 win over the Expos on Opening Day at Shea Stadium.

1979: The Mets collect eleven hits in a 9-4 win over the Cubs at Chicago.

1983: Craig Swan and Neil Allen combine on a four-hitter in a 6-2 Mets win over the Phillies at Shea Stadium.

1984: In his major league debut, Dwight Gooden records his first win in the Mets 3-2 victory over the Astros in Houston.

1987: The Mets defeat the Pirates, 3-2, on Opening Day at Shea Stadium.

1988: The Mets score four runs in the fifth inning and defeat the Expos, 8-5, at Montreal.

1993: The Mets defeat the Rockies, 6-1, at Shea Stadium. Bret Saberhagen allows two hits in eight innings and Mike Maddux pitches a perfect ninth.

1998: Al Leiter hits a two-run double and records the win in a 3-2 Mets victory over the Cubs at Chicago.

1999: Rickey Henderson hits two doubles and two home runs in a 6-0 Mets win over the Marlins at Florida.

2000: Rick Reed and Armando Benitez pitch a combined four-hitter in a 2-1 Mets win over the Dodgers at Shea Stadium.

2006: The Mets collect thirteen hits in a 9-3 win over the Marlins at Shea Stadium.

2012: Lucas Duda hits two home runs in a 4-2 Mets win over the Braves at Citi Field.

2013: Marlon Byrd hits a two-run single in the ninth inning for a 4-3 Mets win over the Marlins at Citi Field.