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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 153 - Mets (6) at Phillies (4) - Wright Homers in first AB off DL

N.Y. Mets (69-84)«3011001006101
Philadelphia (71-82)000400000451

W: D. Matsuzaka (2-3) L: C. Hamels (8-14) S: L. Hawkins (11)
HR: NYM - D. Wright (17)   PHI - None


The Captain David Wright homered, Daniel Murphy had three hits and Daisuke Matsuzaka earned his second straight victory in New York's 6-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.

The Mets jumped on Cole Hamels for three runs in the first. After Young led off with a bloop double that bounded off the glove of diving right fielder John Mayberry Jr. and Murphy singled, Wright homered in his first at-bat since being placed on the disabled list Aug. 3 with a strained right hamstring.

Eric Young Jr. singled, doubled and drove in a run for the Mets, who have won four of seven.

Darin Ruf doubled and drove in a pair of runs for Philadelphia, which has lost four of seven.

LaTroy Hawkins pitched a scoreless ninth for his 11th save in 14 opportunities. Hawkins got some help when a retreating Juan Lagares made a leaping, one-handed catch in front of the wall in center to rob Ruf of extra bases leading off the inning.

The homer moved Wright past Mike Piazza into second on the club's career list with 221 homers. Darryl Strawberry is No. 1 with 252.

New York added lone runs in the third and fourth on RBI singles by Andrew Brown and Young, respectively, before the Phillies scored four times in the bottom of the fourth to pull within 5-4. Ruf did the bulk of the damage with a two-run double. Hamels also drove in a run with a groundout to first.

But the Mets got an insurance run in the seventh on Josh Satin's RBI groundout.

Matsuzaka (2-3) pitched six innings, allowing four runs on four hits with six strikeouts and three walks.

Hamels (8-14) lost for the first time since July 26. The left-hander entered Friday 4-0 with a 2.18 ERA in the nine starts since his last defeat. But he left after seven subpar innings, giving up six runs on 10 hits with eight strikeouts and no walks.

Game Notes

Wright's homer was his 18th at Citizens Bank Park, matching his total at Atlanta's Turner Field for his most in road ballparks.. Besides Wright, the Mets activated Wilfredo Tovar before Friday's game. Tovar hit .263 with four homers and 36 RBIs in 133 games with Double-A Binghamton this season.. Young stole his 40th base of the season and MLB-leading 24th since the All-Star break.. The series continues Saturday night when New York right-hander Dillon Gee (11-10, 3.47 ERA) faces Phillies right-hander Tyler Cloyd (2-5, 5.06).

Box Score:

Eric Young LF512110001.248
Daniel Murphy 2B533100000.284
David Wright 3B512200101.310
Josh Satin 1B400100002.279
  Lucas Duda 1B000000000.232
Andrew Brown RF401100001.237
  Scott Atchison P000000000.000
  Vic Black P000000000.000
  Pedro Feliciano P000000000.000
  LaTroy Hawkins P000000000.000
Juan Lagares CF400000002.248
Travis d`Arnaud C311000010.169
Omar Quintanilla SS401000000.227
Daisuke Matsuzaka P300000001.200
  Matt den Dekker RF100000000.245
Cesar Hernandez CF400000002.313
Jimmy Rollins SS401000000.252
Chase Utley 2B411000002.279
Carlos Ruiz C310000010.280
Domonic Brown LF311000011.273
Darin Ruf 1B311210011.254
Cody Asche 3B401010001.262
John Mayberry RF400000001.227
Cole Hamels P200100000.185
  Kevin Frandsen PH100000000.230
  Justin De Fratus P000000000.000
  Cesar Jimenez P000000000.000
  Jake Diekman P000000000.000

E_E.Young, C.Asche. LOB_NY Mets 6, Philadelphia 4. 2B_E.Young, D.Ruf, C.Asche. HR_D.Wright (17) off C.Hamels. SB_E.Young (40), D.Murphy (20), J.Rollins (22).

Daisuke Matsuzaka (W 2-3)6.044236096-645.52
Scott Atchison (H 8)1.000001011-94.07
Vic Black (H 3)0.210001013-103.46
Pedro Feliciano (H 4)0.10000004-44.66
LaTroy Hawkins (S 11)1.000000011-83.06
Cole Hamels (L 8-14)7.01066081115-763.62
Justin De Fratus0.200010016-94.12
Cesar Jimenez0.10000003-12.45
Jake Diekman1.00000009-52.72

T_3:00. A_33117.
Umpires_Home,Chris Guccione; First, Mark Ripperger; Second, Phil Cuzzi; Third, Ron Kulpa.

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