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Mets call up kids, lean on veterans

Santana, K-Rod, Francoeur deliver victory hours after team shakes up the roster

Updated: August 8, 2010, 12:46 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

PHILADELPHIA -- On a day the New York Mets added youth to their roster, hoping to inject energy and counter a freefall, Johan Santana upstaged the newcomers and the rest of his teammates.

Right fielder Jeff Francoeur, poised to be benched as a result of Saturday's transactions, had a well-timed home run, too.

Santana carried a no-hit bid two outs into the sixth inning and Francoeur delivered an opposite-field solo homer a half-inning later as the Mets beat the Philadelphia ...

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