The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the New York Mets in the final game of a three-game set on Thursday afternoon by a final score of 3-2.After dropping the first two games of the series, the Phillies and starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick started the game on the wrong foot by allowing two solo-homeruns (Mike Baxter and Scott Hairston) in the first two innings to allow the Mets to jump out to an early lead.
However, Philadelphia's bats quickly responded in the bottom of the third, fourth and fifth innings to allow the team to establish a one-run lead.
From there, Kendrick settled in and earned the win by pitching five scoreless innings after allowing Hairston to homer in the second. He finished the game with a stat line of two earned runs on seven hits with six strikeouts in 7.2 innings pitched.
Kendrick has now registered a win in his last four starts, going 4-1 in the month of Aug. with one no decision. Jonathan Papelbon earned his 30th save of the year. Jon Niese allowed three earned runs on nine hits with one walk and four strikeouts in six innings pitched and was pegged with the loss.
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