The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the New York Mets, 8-2, in the final game of their series at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on Sunday. Despite the win, the Phillies dropped the series, 2-1.
Philadelphia entered the game trying to avoid being swept in the three-game series by the Mets. New York scored five runs in each of the first two wins. Their offense didn't come through when it counted on Sunday while the Phillies' bats caught fire.
Both of the Mets' runs came in the first inning on an Ike Davis homer. The Phillies got one run back in the bottom of the inning when Jimmy Rollins singled and drove in Juan Pierre. The Phillies wouldn't take the lead until they got two more runs across in the 7th inning on a Ty Wigginton sacrifice fly and a Laynce Nix double. Philadelphia broke the game open in the 8th with five runs. Overall, Philadelphia scored 8 runs on 14 hits while scattering the Mets other seven hits after the Davis home run. Juan Pierre went 3-4 at the plate. Jimmy Rollins and Hunter Pence each went 2-4 and scored two runs. Wigginton only had one hit but provided a game-high 4 RBI.
Cole Hamels picked up the victory for the Phillies. Hamels allowed two runs on six hits over seven innings. Hamels walked only one batter while striking out 10. Mike Pelfrey got the start for the Mets and only allowed one run despite giving up eight hits and two walks. Only four of the Philadelphia runs were earned. However, the Mets only had one error. Jonathan Papelbon came in for the Phillies in the 9th to close out the game. He struck out two batters and allowed two hits and a walk in a scoreless ninth. Ramon Martinez was charged with a blown save and the loss for the Mets. Martinez gave up two runs in the seventh inning.
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