Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Raul Ibanez clubbed a three-run home run to help the Philadelphia Phillies take a 6-5 win over the New York Mets in the finale of a three-game series.
Jayson Werth went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored, while Brian Schneider and Ross Gload each drove in a run for the Phillies, who have won six of their last seven. Roy Halladay (14-8) lasted seven innings and was charged with five runs on nine hits with a walk and 10 strikeouts.
Angel Pagan drove in two runs, while Jose Reyes scored twice for the Mets, who have dropped five of their last seven. R.A. Dickey (7-5) was touched for six runs — four earned — on eight hits with a walk in three innings of action.
The Mets jumped on Halladay in the first as Reyes doubled to start the frame and came home when Pagan followed with a single. Pagan then stole second and third and a two-out single from Ike Davis made it a 2-0 game.
Philly got a run back in the second on Werth’s solo shot to dead center.
The Phillies then went ahead in the third with a five-run frame. With one out, Jimmy Rollins doubled and Placido Polanco reached base on a Reyes error. Gload then singled home one run and Ibanez blasted an 0-1 pitch over the wall in dead center. Werth followed with a double and later came home on a Schneider single for a 6-2 lead.
The Mets got one back in the sixth as Reyes led off with a double and came home when Pagan followed with a single to make it a 6-3 contest.
New York made it a one-run game in the seventh. With no outs and men on second and third, Ruben Tejada grounded out to score a run. Chris Carter then doubled to center to make it a 6-5.
Ryan Madson took over for Halladay in the eighth and set New York down in order.
Brad Lidge came on in the ninth and gave up a leadoff single to Josh Thole. Tejada then grounded out to first to advance the runner and Carter followed with a groundout to first to move Thole to third. Reyes then flied out to center and the embattled closer earned his 14th save of the season.
Philadelphia hosts Los Angeles for three games starting on Tuesday…The Mets return home to face Colorado starting on Tuesday…New York has taken five of the nine games against Philly this year…Ibanez has a 16-game hitting streak…Halladay has fanned at least nine batters in four straight outings and has won his past four starts.