A pair of rookies helped the San Diego Padres to a 7-5 win over the New York Mets in the series finale at Petco Park on Thursday night. This is the Mets third loss in nine meetings with the Padres.

Manuel Margot, 22, homered in the first inning of the third pitch of Mets rookie Chris Flexen for a 1-0 Padres lead. Margot blasted a chest-high fastball in the second inning off the center wall, knocking in three runs (one unearned).

Flexen, who was called up from Double-A Binghamton to fill in for the injured Zack Wheeler, threw 69 pitches in three innings, allowing five hits and four walks in his major league debut.

Padres short stop Dusty Coleman. Photo courtesy of MLB.

Luis Perdomo earned a victory in his first meeting with the Mets.

Dusty Coleman, 30, a minor league veteran who was called up this week, got his first career major league homer with the bases loaded to make it 7-1 in the fifth inning. Mets reliever Tyler Pill walked two with two outs before Coleman come to bat for the 418-foot homer.

Jay Bruce hit a home run in the sixth inning off Jose Torres with two on base to cut the Mets’ deficit to 7-5.

Up next, Travis Wood, who was traded to the Padres in a six-player swap with the Kansas City Royals earlier this week, will make his Padres debut at 7:10 p.m. Friday against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the opener of a three-game series.

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