NEW YORK – Oliver Perez rebounded from a rough season debut and the New York Mets earned their first victory at Citi Field, beating the bumbling San Diego Padres 7-2 on Wednesday night.

Carlos Delgado homered and Perez pitched six smooth innings to help New York end San Diego’s five-game winning streak. The Padres spoiled Monday night’s opener at the $800 million ballpark with a 6-5 victory over the mistake-prone Mets.

After giving up eight runs and five walks in 4 1-3 innings against Cincinnati last week, Perez (1-1) held the Padres to one run and three hits. The often-erratic lefty walked only two and struck out four.

Starter Kevin Correia (0-1) gave up two runs in five innings.


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