Mets Top Phillies Once Again
Lucas Duda had a tiebreaking, two-out RBI single in the seventh and the New York Mets took advantage of Philadelphia’s defensive blunder, beating the Phillies 7-4 on Tuesday night.
Duda and David Wright had two hits and two RBIs each to help the Mets win their fourth straight.
Hunter Pence homered for the Phillies, who have lost four of five.
The Mets took the lead in the seventh with four two-out runs on four hits, including Duda’s single to right off left-hander Antonio Bastardo (1-2) that drove in Wright with the go-ahead run.
Manny Acosta (1-2) didn’t allow a run or hit in two-thirds of an inning in the sixth in relief of starter Miguel Batista.
Jon Rauch got the last three outs in his first save opportunity of the season.
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