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1963: Jim Hickman hits a grand slam in the ninth inning to give the Mets a 7-3 win over the Cubs at the Polo Grounds. Roger Craig gets his first victory after 18 straight losses.

1974: The Mets defeat the Reds, 4-1, at Shea Stadium. Bob Apodaca pitches seven shutout innings and hits a run-scoring double.

1977: Nino Espinosa pitches a complete game in a 4-1 Mets win over the Cardinals at Shea Stadium.

1978: The Mets get 19 hits in a 10-3 win over the Expos at Montreal. Joel Youngblood goes 5-for-5 in the game.

1986: After trailing by five runs, the Mets come back for a 10-8 win over the Expos at Montreal. Jesse Orosco records his 86th save as a Met to set a new team record.

1989: Bob Ojeda pitches a seven-hit shutout in a 6-0 Mets win over the Phillies at Philadelphia.

1990: The Mets defeat the Phillies, 5-4, at Shea Stadium. A bench-clearing brawl in the fifth inning results in seven ejections. Kelvin Torve hits a two-run double in his first at bat as a Met to drive home the winning runs.

1995: Jason Isringhausen pitches eight scoreless innings and Edgardo Alfonzo hits two triples in a 4-0 Mets win over the Phillies at Philadelphia.

2001: The Mets complete a three-game series sweep with a 4-3 win over the Brewers at Shea Stadium.

2002: Al Leiter and two relievers team up for a five-hitter in a 2-1 Mets win over the Cardinals at St. Louis.

2005: In a game at San Diego's PETCO Park, Mets' third baseman David Wright makes an amazing bare-hand grab of pop fly hit by the Padres' Brian Giles.

2006: The Mets defeat the Padres, 4-3, in front of a crowd of 49,979 at Shea Stadium. In his return to New York, Mike Piazza hits two home runs for San Diego off Pedro Martinez.

2008: Daniel Murphy hits his first major league home run in an 8-6 Mets win over the Marlins at Shea Stadium.

2009: The Mets close out a four-game series with a 5-1 win over the Padres at San Diego.

2014: Lucas Duda hits a run-scoring single in the 11th inning for a 2-1 Mets victory over the Phillies at Philadelphia. Dana Eveland records his first win as a Met.