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Sunday, September 22nd (All times Eastern)

New York Mets (70-84) at Philadelphia Phillies (71-83), 1:35 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Carlos Torres (3-5, 3.39) Philadelphia - Cliff Lee (14-6, 2.95)

(Sports Network) - After pitching to an 0-4 mark over a six-start span in July and August, Cliff Lee has hit his stride down the stretch for the Philadelphia Phillies.

The left-hander, who is 4-0 over his last six starts, will be on the mound Sunday afternoon when the Phillies try to avoid a three-game sweep at the hands of the New York Mets.

Lee is coming off an impressive performance Monday against the Marlins as he struck out 14 while pitching eight innings of two-run ball and knocked in four runs. Lee has pitched eight innings four times during his current unbeaten string, which dates back to an Aug. 16 defeat to the Dodgers.

Lee, who is completing his third season of a five-year contract, is 6-2 with a 2.40 ERA in 11 starts versus the Mets.

The Phillies, who will finish the season with a sub .500 record for the first time since 2002 (80-81), will try to stop a three-game skid. It also marks their final home game. They've compiled a 43-37 mark at Citizens Bank Park.

Carlos Torres starts today for the Mets. The righty fanned four in two scoreless innings in a relief appearance against the Giants on Wednesday. He's lost three consecutive starts. Torres has a 1-1 mark with a 3.18 ERA in six games (1 start) against the Phillies.

David Wright and Daniel Murphy both hit solo home runs as the Mets won 5-4 last night in a rain-shortened seven-inning game. David Wright crossed the plate twice and went 2-for-3 with a walk for the Mets, who have won three of their last four.

Dillon Gee (12-10) surrendered four runs on seven hits with three strikeouts, while Phillies' starter Tyler Cloyd (2-6) was reached for five runs on six hits in five-plus innings.

"For the most part I felt like I executed my pitches well," said Gee. "It was a rough six innings, but I got some good run support from the rest of the guys."

Jimmy Rollins, Cody Asche, and Carlos Ruiz each drove in a run for the Phillies.

The teams have split 18 meetings this season, but the Mets have won six of the past eight contests between the NL East foes.

09/22 10:33:18 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 104
BOS 116
Final
DET 2
ATL 4
Final
TAM 6
BAL 6
Final
PIT 18
PHI 4
Final
STL 6
WAS 2
Final
NYM 7
MIA 1
Final
CWS 1
CLE 4
Final
OAK 11
COL 2
Final
TEX 7
KAN 11
Final
SEA 5
ANA 3
Final
CIN 3
SDP 6
Final
CHC 8
SFG 5
Final
ARI 2
LOS 4
Final
HOU 4
TOR 7
Final
BOS 14
MIN 2
 
Final
CHA 104
BOS 116
Final
PHI 111
LAL 113
Final
TOR 99
HOU 96
 
Final
ATL 101
MIL 88
 
4th
MEM 91
SAC 78
 
4th
MIN 80
UTA 101
 
1st
POR 0
PHO 0
 
Final
LOYC 65
LAMON 58
3rd
MON 3
TAM 5
 
3rd
STL 1
VAN 3
 
2nd
DAL 2
CAL 4
 
2nd
CHI 3
LOS 1
 
2nd
COL 1
EDM 1
 
1st
ARI 1
BUF 0