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-
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.
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.
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