Phillies win to tie Mets atop NL East

NEW YORK Fri Sep 28, 2007 2:20am EDT

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Brett Myers (R) celebrates a win over the Atlanta Braves with Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz after the ninth inning of their MLB National League baseball game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 27, 2007. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Brett Myers (R) celebrates a win over the Atlanta Braves with Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz after the ninth inning of their MLB National League baseball game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 27, 2007.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Philadelphia Phillies drew level with the New York Mets at the top of the National League East on Thursday.

The Phillies won their second straight by beating the Atlanta Braves 6-4, while the Mets lost their fourth consecutive game, falling 3-0 to the St. Louis Cardinals.

That left both teams with 87-72 records.

Both have three games remaining in the regular season. The Phillies play a weekend series at home against Washington. The Mets finished up against the Florida Marlins in New York.

(Writing by Gene Cherry in Raleigh, North Carolina)

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