Phillies Outslug Mets to Take Series
Pinch-hitter Carlos Ruiz came through with a tying homer in the seventh inning, Jimmy Rollins added a three-run shot and the Philadelphia Phillies busted loose late to beat the New York Mets 10-6 Wednesday night.
Shane Victorino drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the eighth and Philadelphia bailed out winless Cliff Lee to take two of three in the series. Ty Wigginton also homered for the Phillies, who improved to 3-6 against the Mets this season.
Lucas Duda went deep twice, including a two-run shot off Lee in the sixth to give the Mets a 3-1 lead. Dillon Gee pitched 6 2-3 effective innings, but the New York bullpen was battered after he left.
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