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1962: Rick Herrscher slugs a three-run homer for his first major league hit in a 5-2 Mets win over the Reds in a doubleheader opener at the Polo Grounds. The Mets drop the second game of the twinbill to Cincinnati, 6-3.

1976: The Mets pound out seventeen hits in a 7-4 win over the Pirates at Pittsburgh.

1977: Lenny Randle hits a run-scoring double in the eighth inning for a 3-2 Mets win over the Giants at Shea Stadium.

1979: The Mets split a doubleheader with the Expos in Montreal. In the opener, Jose Cardenal hits his first home run as a Met in the team's 4-2 win.

1980: Doug Flynn becomes the first Met ever to hit three triples in one game.

1984: George Foster hits a two-run single in the 10th inning for a 3-1 Mets victory over the Pirates at Pittsburgh. Wes Gardner records his first major league win.

1985: Darryl Strawberry hits three home runs in a 7-2 Mets win over the Cubs at Chicago.

1987: The Mets complete a three-game series sweep with a 13-3 win over the Phillies at Shea Stadium.

1988: After missing six weeks with an injury, Keith Hernandez returns to the Mets' lineup and hits a game-winning homer. The Mets defeat the Pirates, 3-2, at Pittsburgh.

1993: Jeromy Burnitz drives in seven runs in the Mets' 12-9 victory over the Expos in 13 innings at Montreal. Mike Draper records his only major league win.

1994: The Mets build a 7-0 lead and hold on for a 10-7 win over the Marlins at Shea Stadium. It is the Mets' final home win of the strike-shortened season.

1997: The Mets score a run in the ninth inning and another in the tenth for a 5-4 win over the Cardinals at Shea Stadium.

2003: The Mets collect thirteen hits in a 10-1 win over the Astros at Houston.

2004: The Mets complete a three-game series sweep with an 11-6 win over the Brewers at Milwaukee.

2005: The Mets score six runs in the third inning and defeat the Cubs, 9-5, at Shea Stadium.

2006: The Mets score three runs in the sixth inning for a 4-3 win over the Phillies at Shea Stadium.

2007: Tom Glavine becomes the 23rd 300-game winner in baseball history in the Mets' 8-3 win over the Cubs.

2008: Fernando Tatis drives in four runs with two homers in a 6-5 Mets win over the Padres at Shea Stadium.

2009: The Mets defeat the Cardinals, 9-0, at Citi Field. Nelson Figueroa gets the win, pitching four and one-third innings of shutout relief and hitting a two-run triple.

2014: The Mets hit five run-scoring singles in a 6-1 win over the Nationals at Washington.

2015: The Mets defeat the Marlins, 8-6, at Miami for a three-game series sweep.