Found June 27, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
CHICAGO -- The New York Mets had a blast Wednesday at Wrigley Field. Actually they had a few blasts. Daniel Murphy hit two home runs as the Mets avoided a sweep by pounding the Chicago Cubs 17-1. The Mets scored three runs in the fourth inning and six each in the fifth and sixth to snap a four-game losing streak. Daniel Murphy hit two home runs, and Scott Hairston highlighted the sixth inning with a grand slam. Ike Davis also homered for the Mets. For Murphy, the home runs were his first two of the season, and they came on a day when the wind was blowing straight out to center field. “I feel like I'm swinging the bat better,” Murphy said. “It's nice to be rewarded for that today. Today I just tried to relax and hit the ball hard. The fact that the wind was blowing out didn't hurt. I try to hit the ball as hard as I can. Home runs are just a bonus.” Mets manager Terry Collins was just as happy for Murphy, who was 10-for-67 over his previous 18 games. ...
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