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Wednesday, April 10th (All times Eastern)

New York Mets (5-3) at Philadelphia Phillies (3-5), 7:05 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Jeremy Hefner (0-1, 1.50) Philadelphia - Kyle Kendrick (0-1, 7.94)

(Sports Network) - Jeremy Hefner hopes for a little run support on Wednesday when the New York Mets conclude a three-game set with the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.

Hefner was terrific in his season debut on Friday against Miami, but the Mets couldn't score while he was in the game and absorbed the loss, despite surrendering just a run and five hits in six innings.

"I was just hoping to keep them close, and eventually we did come back," Hefner said. "We just ran out of outs."

Kyle Kendrick takes the hill for the Phillies in Wednesday's finale trying to erase a disappointing first outing. Kendrick cruised through the first 4 1/3 innings of that start against the Kansas City Royals, but then the wheels fell off.

When it was all said and done, Kendrick had been charged with five runs in 5 2/3 innings, as seven of the final 11 batters he faced reached base and exited with the bases full.

"I'm not going to knock Charlie's decision at all, but I wanted to stay in the game," Kendrick said. "I'm a competitor. I want to stay in, but it's not my decision. It's his decision. I respect it. But any starter, I wouldn't say they would want to come out of the game. I felt fine."

Kendrick has faced the Mets 18 times (12 starts) and is 5-7 with a 3.56 ERA.

Philadelphia bounced back from a loss in Monday's opener to take Tuesday's contest, as Cliff Lee turned in another solid performance by lasting 8 2/3 innings in the Phillies' 8-3 victory.

Coming in, Philadelphia's starting rotation was pitching to a 7.68 earned run average, but Lee (2-0) showed consistency for the second straight start. He allowed just three runs -- two earned -- on eight hits, didn't walk a batter and had six strikeouts.

The Phillies also got a productive day out of newcomer Michael Young, who fell a double shy of the cycle while knocking in two runs. Ryan Howard also hit his first homer of the season as did John Mayberry, who finished 2-for-4 with three RBI.

"We go out and play like that, we feel like the results are going to be right there," said Young, who just nearly missed hitting for the cycle. "There's just too much talent up and down our lineup."

Dillon Gee (0-2) had the shortest outing of his career, lasting just three innings. He was torched for seven runs on 10 hits for the Mets, who had a three-game winning streak snapped.

John Buck went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and Jordany Valdespin added a triple and a run scored in the setback.

The Mets won seven of their nine games in Philadelphia last season.

04/10 10:18:31 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
Final
PHI 0
ATL 1
Final
NYY 2
CHC 0
Final
DET 2
CLE 3
Final
MIA 3
WAS 6
Final
TEX 3
SEA 2
11th
CWS 3
BOS 4
 
11th
HOU 4
KAN 6
 
8:10pm Wednesday
MIN 0
TOR 0
7th
ANA 1
OAK 4
 
7th
SDP 3
COL 1
 
7th
SFG 1
LOS 1
 
1:05pm Today
PHI
ATL
 
1:08pm Today
DET
CLE
 
1:10pm Today
MIN
TOR
 
2:05pm Today
TEX
SEA
 
3:45pm Today
SFG
LOS
 
6:40pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
STL
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIN
TOR
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
BOS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
KAN
 
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
Final
MIL 103
ATL 111
Final
CLE 114
BRK 85
Final
MEM 106
DAL 105
Final
OKC 112
DET 111
Final
NOP 105
HOU 100
Final
SAN 100
LAL 113
Final
MIA 87
PHI 100
Final
NYK 95
TOR 92
Final
MIN 130
UTA 136
Final
BOS 102
WAS 118
3rd
DEN 67
GSW 77
 
3rd
POR 74
LAC 64
 
4th
SAC 74
PHO 71
 
Final
TAM 4
MON 5
Final
PIT 4
CLB 3
3rd
ANA 4
DAL 2
 
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
PHI
8:00pm Tonight
STL
CHI
9:30pm Tonight
COL
MIN
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR