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Final Score: Mets 5, Phillies 3—Mets take three out of four in Philly

The Mets came from behind to take the series from the Phillies and give Jon Niese his first win of the second half.

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After a frustrating loss yesterday, the Mets came back this afternoon and beat the Phillies 5-3 to finish their road trip with a 4-3 record. Jon Niese pitched well, if not impeccably. His only big mistake came in the bottom of the fourth, when, with one out and a runner on first, Phillies left fielder Darin Ruf smacked a two-run homer to straightaway center that put the home team on top 2-1. Although Niese had a few minor hiccups after that, those were the only runs he allowed, and he struck out six through seven innings of work.

Other than a David Wright RBI single in the fourth, Phillies starter David Buchanan held the Mets in check until the seventh inning. In that frame, Buchanan issued a leadoff walk to Juan Lagares, who Matt den Dekker then drove in with a double to tie the game.  Ryne Sandberg then brought in Justin De Fratus to relieve Buchanan, and De Fratus gave up a single to Wilmer Flores that put runners on first and third for Anthony Recker. The back-up catcher then smacked a three-run homer to left to put the Mets on top 5-2.

With two outs in the ninth, the Phillies got a run on a Chase Utley pinch hit double, but Ben Revere then popped out to center to end it and allow the Mets to leave Philadelphia on a positive note.

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