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National League Game Summary - New York at Philadelphia



(Sunday, September 22nd)

Final Score: Philadelphia 4, New York 3

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Wilfredo Tovar plated the most important runs of the game in his major league debut, with his go-ahead single in the seventh helping the New York Mets to a 4-3 victory and a three-game series sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.

With runners on second and third and the Mets behind by a run, the rookie shortstop lined a single to left. Juan Lagares scored easily and Anthony Recker came around when Phillies left fielder Domonic Brown mishandled the go- ahead hit.

"I was looking for something inside," Tovar said. "I got it, and I was able to drive in the run."

Lagares added an RBI double in the eighth for insurance before LaTroy Hawkins notched his 12th save with a scoreless ninth. Carlos Torres (4-5) struck out six over six solid innings for New York, scattering seven hits, three walks and two runs to pick up the win.

Brown, Darin Ruf and Kevin Frandsen each knocked in a run for the Phillies, who had removed the interim tag from manager Ryne Sandberg prior to the game and rewarded the skipper with a three-year contract extension.

"It was a good atmosphere for our last (home) game," said Sandberg. "Says a lot for the fans and the fan base."

Cliff Lee (14-7) struck out eight but took the loss, charged with three runs -- two earned -- on eight hits over seven innings of work.

Ruf's sacrifice fly in the eighth brought the Phillies within a run, but they failed to capitalize on their scoring opportunity in the ninth. Frandsen began the frame with his second hit of the game and moved to second after a bunt by Freddy Galvis. However, Hawkins stranded him there, striking out both Cesar Hernandez and Jimmy Rollins to end the game.

Brown scored the first run of the game in the second inning, reaching with a leadoff walk before eventually crossing the plate on Frandsen's two-out double to left center.

The Mets' first two batters of the fourth reached, with Eric Young opening the frame with a single and Wilmer Flores following with a double. Andrew Brown then plated Young with his groundout toward first for a 1-1 tie.

The Phils retook the lead, 2-1, in the sixth. Rollins and Chase Utley opened the frame with a double and single, respectively, before Brown's one-out hit sent the team in front for just a half-inning.

Game Notes

Tovar went 2-for-4 and Lagares ended 3-for-4 ... The Mets were just 2-for-14 with RISP, while the Phils managed three hits in 13 chances with runners in scoring position ... New York won 10 of 19 meetings with Philadelphia, including six of nine in the Quaker City.

09/22 21:02:21 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
PHI 91
CHA 109
Final
PHI 91
CHA 109
Final
ORL 94
UTA 101
Final
CLE 95
BRK 91
Final
BOS 114
MIN 98
Final
DET 100
TOR 110
Final
MIA 103
WAS 105
Final
MEM 97
CHI 103
Final
SAN 119
POR 129
4th
DEN 107
LAC 103
 
Half
LAL 50
OKC 52
 
Final
YOUNG 92
WILB 71
 
Final
TULA 56
JST 49
 
Final
RAD 76
SIENA 66
 
Final
BUCK 88
CASEWEST 65
 
Final
LIB 94
CPNC 65
 
Final
SCAR 68
CLEM 45
Final
CMICH 97
CONC 60
 
Final
MIAMI 44
EKENT 72
Final
GWEBB 91
HIWASSEE 71
 
Final
ODU 60
MDES 43
 
Final
BUF 88
NIAG 62
 
Final
KSU 71
NCAT 57
 
Final
FAM 65
UNF 83
 
Final
NORST 81
NARZ 62
 
Final
DART 58
NILL 55
 
Final
MORE 60
NKENTUCKY 83
 
Final
UCSB 69
SDCHR 46
 
Final
STJ 53
GAELS 47
Final
ALA 69
STILL 49
 
Final
HAMP 66
TENST 54
 
Final
TENN 61
TENT 58
Final
WMARY 86
WSHMD 46
 
Final
MERC 67
COOK 46
 
Final
FLGC 83
FUR 78
 
Final
CALST 49
SDKST 53
 
Final
MTST 68
CHAT 58
Final
NDAK 78
DICKINSON 48
 
Final
LAMON 76
LSUALEX 71
 
Final
PRIN 77
LIP 55
 
Final
LAM 80
MLGN 53
 
Final
MINN 92
SEAT 57
 
Final
LOYC 73
SUTAH 57
 
Final
SELA 81
WINT 71
 
Final
SILL 52
NO 56
 
Final
MARQ 83
ALAAM 49
 
Final
TTU 72
ARKPB 51
 
Final
DEN 84
COLST 85
 
Final
CREI 75
TXPA 60
 
2nd
CAL 56
EWASH 49
 
2nd
UTST 56
IDST 41
 
1st
UTEP 13
ARZ 19
 
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CHAM
HAW
 
Final
NJD 3
TAM 2
Final
OTT 6
ANA 2
Final
DET 1
NYI 2
Final
WIN 2
BOS 1
Final
CAL 1
DAL 2