Final Score: Philadelphia 10, New York 6
Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - The Phillies rallied for a win, though not for
snakebitten starter Cliff Lee.
The left-hander will enter June winless despite his team's 10-6 victory over
the New York Mets on Wednesday night in the rubber match of a three-game set.
Carlos Ruiz pinch-hit for Lee in the seventh inning and hit a two-run homer to
tie the game, and Philadelphia went ahead on Shane Victorino's sacrifice fly
an inning later before running away with it.
"[Ruiz has] been a great catcher ever since I've been involved with him. He's
starting to prove it even more with the bat," Lee said.
Lee remained 0-2 after eight starts despite an earned run average that reached
3.00 only after he gave up three runs on seven hits and two walks to the Mets.
He struck out seven.
The Phillies bookended the series with wins, moving to 6-2 in their last eight
Jimmy Rollins hit a three-run homer to highlight a six-run ninth inning and Ty
Wigginton had a solo homer and two RBI, finishing 6-for-11 in the series with
two home runs and eight RBI.
Mets starter Dillon Gee yielded two runs in 6 2/3 innings and Lucas Duda hit
two homers for three RBI.
"When you know you're going up against Lee, you know you got to be pretty
good, and luckily I was able to go out there and give a solid effort," Gee
Lee got double plays in the second and third -- facing the minimum in both
innings -- and pitched around two singles in the fourth before going 1-2-3
again in the fifth.
The Mets took a 3-1 lead in the sixth after Scott Hairston doubled and Duda
knocked his first homer of the game deep over the right-center field fence.
But Brian Schneider doubled with two outs in the seventh, knocking Gee out of
the game, and Ruiz hit his eighth homer of the season off Bobby Parnell to tie
the game at 3-3.
Antonio Bastardo (2-1) pitched the seventh for Philadelphia, working around a
single by Andres Torres, and Juan Pierre led off the eighth with a base hit
against Jon Rauch (3-4). Pierre went to third on Hunter Pence's single and
slid ahead of the tag on Victorino's sac fly to center to make it 4-3.
The Phillies scored six runs in the ninth inning against three Mets pitchers.
Rollins stroked a three-run shot into the upper deck above right field while
Wigginton had an RBI double and Victorino added a two-run single.
Duda hit his second homer of the game, and seventh of the season, leading off
the ninth against Raul Valdes. Andres Torres added an RBI double before the
Phils brought in closer Jonathan Papelbon, who gave up an RBI single to Daniel
Murphy before getting the last out.
Earlier, Murphy walked in the first inning and scored after running through a
stop sign from Mets third base coach Tim Teufel on David Wright's double off
the center field wall, sliding to beat the tag at home for a 1-0 lead.
Wigginton led off the second inning with a long homer to left field, his fifth
of the season, to tie the game.
The Phillies hadn't scored more than two runs in Lee's previous three starts
before Wednesday. Lee has never gone this long without a win in a season...The
Mets are 6-3 against the Phillies this season...New York placed infielder
Ronny Cedeno on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a strained calf and
recalled Jordany Valdespin from Triple-A Buffalo. Valdespin pinch-hit in the
seventh and struck out...The Phillies went 5-2 on a seven-game road trip and
head home for seven in a row...The Mets fell to 4-3 on an 11-game homestand
that continues with a four-game series against the Cardinals starting Friday.
05/31 01:06:11 ET
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