The Philadelphia Phillies lost the fist game of their three-game series at home against the New York Mets on Friday night by a score of 5-2. This is the second consecutive series at home in which the Phillies have lost the first game, the last was to the Miami Marlins. Cliff Lee started for the Phillies, going seven innings, allowing four earned runs on five hits including two home runs and striking out seven. He recorded the loss, his first of the season. The winning pitcher was the Mets' R.A. Dickey, who also went seven innings, allowing nine hits and one earned run.
The Mets took an early 3-0 lead in the top of the first when Daniel Murphy doubled to right, scoring Ruben Tejada, and then Jason Bay hit a home run over the right center wall, knocking in Tejada. In the bottom of the third,Philly's Freddy Galvis homered to bring the score to 3-1. Then in the top of the fifth, the Mets extended their lead to 4-1 when Scott Hairston hit a home run over the left field wall and in the top of the ninth, Lucas Duda hit a sacrifice fly that scored Justin Turner to make the score 5-1. The Phillies got the last run of the night in the bottom of the ninth when Carlos Ruiz scored thanks to a fielding error by Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy, but it wasn't enough.
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|WP: R.A. Dickey (2 - 0)
LP: Cliff Lee (0 - 1)
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The Phillies will look to do what they did against the Marlins, which is to win both games two and three, but they'll have to look much better on Saturday and Sunday to pull that off. Game two of the series starts at 4:05 p.m. (ET) on Saturday afternoon.
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