The Mets rallied for three runs in the ninth inning and ended a five-game losing streak by beating the Phillies, 5-4, Sunday on Ruben Tejada’s single in the 11th > Read a full AP recap and boxscore at SNY.TV.
Need to Know: The Mets fought back, down three runs, to tie the game in the ninth, sparked by Daniel Murphy‘s two-run home run. Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg held out closer Jonathan Papelbon rather than use him for a third straight day. …
In the 11th, Chris Young opened with an infield single. … Zack Wheeler‘s pinch-hit, sacrifice bunt moved Young to second. … Juan Lagares drew an intentional walk and Anthony Recker loaded with the bases with another infield hit. … Tejada drove in the winning run with a one-out single. It was his Tejada’s third career walk-off RBI.
In a rare outing, Cole Hamels shut down the Mets, giving up just one run in seven innings, while striking out 10 batters.
The Mets had been 1-for-13 with runners in scoring position prior to the ninth-inning rally.
Chris Young snapped an 0-for-18 drought with a ninth-inning double. He scored the tying run.
The Phillies scored three runs on eight hits against Jon Niese, who threw 97 pitches in six innings, raising his ERA to 2.17.
Terry Collins fell to 3-for-5 on replay challenges with an unsuccessful review in the seventh inning.
The Mets begin a four-game, home-and-away series against the Yankees on Monday at Yankee Stadium. Bartolo Colon will face Hiroki Kuroda at 7:10 pm ET in the Bronx.