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Rapid Reaction: Mets 6, Phillies 3

The New York Mets turned Citi Field into a softball field on Monday afternoon, belting three home runs in a 6-3 win against the Philadelphia Phillies.

In doing so, the Mets broke out of an offensive funk.

They had struck out 36 times in a weekend series against the Pittsburgh Pirates and had failed to score more than two runs in six of their previous seven games.

But the bats came alive Monday against Phillies starter Severino Gonzalez, who entered play with a 7.11 ERA.

Lucas Duda hit a solo home run in the third to make it 2-2 and Michael Cuddyer added a deep drive over the left-center field wall to give the Mets a 3-2 lead in the fourth. Wilmer Flores then hit a three-run homer in the sixth to put New York up, 6-3.

The win was a welcome change for a Mets club that had gone 11-18 in its past 29 games entering play.

Big start for Bart: Bartolo Colon bounced back after an awful outing in his last start.

He earned the win by allowing six hits and two runs in six innings. He struck out six and walked two.

In his previous start, the veteran right-hander allowed allowed nine runs in a loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.

In his past three starts, Colon was 1-2 with a 9.98 ERA.

Monday’s start held some extra meaning for Colon because May 25 is his late mother Adriana’s birthday. The 42-year-old was pitching for the first time since her death.

What’s next: Jacob deGrom (5-4, 2.75 ERA) will take the mound at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday against Philadelphia’s Jerome Williams (3-4, 5.44). In three career starts, deGrom is 2-0 with a 1.37 ERA against the Phillies. He has struck out 19 and walked five.

In his last outing, deGrom struck out 11 and walked none in eight innings against the St. Louis Cardinals. He earned the win in the Mets’ 5-0 victory. DeGrom also has a 1.50 ERA in 16 career home starts. That’s the best mark in the MLB since the beginning of the 2014 season (minimum 60 innings).