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Reyes sparks Mets to win over Phillies
September 4, 2017 / 9:05 PM / in 3 months

Reyes sparks Mets to win over Phillies

NEW YORK -- Jose Reyes jump-started a three-run third inning with a solo homer and contributed an RBI single during a six-run fourth Monday afternoon to lead the New York Mets to a 11-7 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field.

The Mets (59-78) snapped a four-game losing streak and won for just the third time in the last 10 games. The Phillies (52-85) lost for the second time in five games.

Reyes, one of just three 30-somethings in the lineup for the rebuilding Mets, went 2-for-3 with two walks. He has a 10-game hitting streak, his longest run since an 11-game streak for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2015.

The Mets’ other 30-somethings, Nori Aoki and Asdrubal Cabrera, followed Reyes’ homer with a double and a two-run homer, respectively.

New York extended its lead to 10-0 in the fourth, when Reyes scored on a wild pitch and Gavin Cecchini (two-run single), Aoki (run-scoring groundout) and Brandon Nimmo (run-scoring single) all collected RBIs.

Nimmo added an RBI single in the sixth for the Mets, who opened the scoring on Juan Lagares’ run-scoring single in the second. Nimmo finished with three hits, and Lagares and Kevin Plawecki had two hits apiece.

New York starter Rafael Montero (4-9) picked up the win after allowing four runs, five hits and five walks while striking out three in 5 1/3 innings.

The Phillies briefly made things interesting in the fifth and sixth. Cameron Rupp delivered a run-scoring groundout in the fifth before Philadelphia scored four times in the sixth, when Nick Williams raced home on a wild pitch and Hyun Soo Kim (two-run double) and Andres Blanco (RBI single) had run-scoring hits against Paul Sewald.

Freddy Galvis and Odubel Herrera each added an RBI single in the ninth for the Phillies. Kim and Blanco had two hits each.

Rookie right-hander Mark Leiter Jr. (2-5) took the loss after allowing nine runs (eight earned), nine hits and no walks while striking out two in 3 1/3 innings.

NOTES: The Mets announced that 3B David Wright will undergo right rotator cuff surgery on Tuesday. Wright hasn’t played in the majors since May 27, 2016, because of neck and shoulder injuries. ... Mets IF T.J. Rivera (right elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery this week. ... The Phillies activated OF Aaron Altherr (right hamstring) and CF Odubel Herrera (left hamstring) from the 10-day disabled list. ... The Phillies are 3-2 on an 11-game road trip, the franchise’s longest road trip since 2006. ... The Mets improved to 26-35-1 on Labor Day and the Phillies fell to 88-103.

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