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Colon throws 8 shutout innings, Mets get HRs from Granderson, Conforto and hold off Phils 3-1

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NEW YORK — Bartolo Colon breezed through eight snappy innings and the New York Mets got homers from Curtis Granderson and Michael Conforto, extending their dominant run against the Philadelphia Phillies with a 3-1 victory Monday night.

PHOTO: Philadelphia Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp and New York Mets' Curtis Granderson (3) watch Granderson's two-run home run in the fifth inning of a baseball game at Citi Field on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
Philadelphia Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp and New York Mets' Curtis Granderson (3) watch Granderson's two-run home run in the fifth inning of a baseball game at Citi Field on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

After throwing seven shutout innings last Wednesday at Philadelphia during New York's four-game sweep, the 42-year-old Colon (12-11) was one better this time. He struck out nine, walked one and yielded four harmless singles, pushing his scoreless streak to 16 innings.

The beefy right-hander tossed an inning Saturday against Boston on his regular throw day to spare a tired bullpen, his first relief appearance since April 2011 with the Yankees. And he even helped himself at the plate Monday, hitting a two-out single in front of Granderson's 23rd homer.

New York improved to 13-1 against the last-place Phillies this season (7-0 at home) with its 10th consecutive win over its division rival. The NL East leaders have won 24 of 29 versus Philadelphia.

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