Mets Vs. Phillies Final Score: New York Falls, 9-2, On July 4

The New York Mets were defeated by the Philadelphia Phillies, 9-2, on Wednesday at Citi Field. The Mets won the opening game of the three-game set, 11-1, on Tuesday.

The Mets scored both of their runs between the fourth and fifth innings. Scott Hairston hit a solo homer in the fourth and David Wright hit an RBI single in the fifth. The Phillies' onslaught began in the seventh inning. Chase Utley and Carlos Ruiz hit back-to-back home runs in the inning to erase New York's lead. Utley's was a two-run shot. Philadelphia drove in three more runs in both the eighth and ninth innings to put the game well out of reach. Jimmy Rollins, Ty Wigginton, Utley and Ruiz each had 2 RBI for the Phillies.

Chris Young took the loss for the Mets after pitching seven innings. Young surrendered five hits and three earned runs while striking out three batters. Miguel Batista, Tim Byrdak and Jeremy Hefner combined to go two innings in relief and gave up six earned runs. Cliff Lee got the win for the Phillies after going eight innings. Lee gave up seven hits, two earned runs, one walk while fanning nine batters.

The final game of the three-game set will be played on July 5 at 7:10 p.m.


Final - 7.4.2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia Phillies 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 3 9 12 0
New York Mets 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 7 0
WP: Cliff Lee (1 - 5)
LP: Chris Young (2 - 2)

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