Matt Harvey throws first career shutout

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Matt Harvey’s dominance dates back to the 2012 season, but he had never pitched a shutout or even a complete game before he took the mound to face the Rockies on Wednesday evening at Citi Field.

Harvey carved up a good Colorado lineup for nine scoreless innings, yielding just four hits on 106 pitches as the Mets grabbed a 5-0 victory. The 24-year-old right-hander had his entire arsenal working and struck out six batters without issuing a walk.

It was the first complete-game shutout for a Mets pitcher since knuckleballer R.A. Dickey threw one against the Marlins on August 31 of last season.

Harvey is now 9-3 with a 2.09 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 178/29 K/BB ratio in 159 2/3 innings.

Clayton Kershaw, the other prime contender for the National League Cy Young Award, is 10-7 with a 1.91 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 166/37 K/BB ratio in 174 1/3 innings.

Brandon Crawford homers off brother-in-law Gerrit Cole

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You can’t pick your family and no one knows that better than Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford. His sister Amy married Astros starter Gerrit Cole in November 2016, so the two players are brothers-in-law.

The two players have matched up against each other 18 times in the past, as Cole spent his first five seasons in the National League with the Pirates. Cole often won that battle, holding Crawford to four hits — all singles — in 18 plate appearances.

Crawford finally got the better of Cole on Tuesday night, hitting a line drive into the appropriately-named Crawford Boxes at Minute Maid Park for a two-run home run, cutting the Astros’ lead to 5-2.