Phillies Make It Two Straight With 4-2 Win in NY

Everybody sing along; "I love New York..." The Phillies seem to have righted their ship, winning their second straight in New York with a 4-2 win over the Mets Saturday night. Randy Wolf bounced back and the Phillies found a way to manufacture enough runs to come up with a win. The Marlins kept pace, beating the Expos for the second straight time to keep pace with the Phillies at the top of the wild card standings.

Randy Wolf bounced back from a pair of dismal starts and pitched seven strong innings as the Phillies rallied for a 4-2 win over the New York Mets. Wolf (13-9) surrendered 16 runs and 13 hits in six innings in losing his previous two outings. But he held the Mets to two runs and six hits with a walk and six strikeouts to improve to 4-0 lifetime at Shea Stadium.

Rheal Cormier and Jose Mesa each pitched a hitless inning, with Mesa working the ninth for his 23rd save of the season and second in ten appearances this month.

The Phillies erased an early two-run deficit and took the lead in the seventh on an RBI single by Mike Lieberthal. The win improved the Phillies record to 3-9 on a 13-game road trip and have won two in a row for the first time since a five-game streak from August 13-17. They remained tied with Florida for the National League wild card lead.

New York starter Tom Glavine (9-12) surrendered four runs and 11 hits in 6 2/3 innings, falling to 24-11 lifetime against Philadelphia.

Trailing, 2-0, the Phils tied it in the fifth. Jimmy Rollins doubled with one out, moved up on a groundout by Tomas Perez and scored on Wolf's single to center field. Wolf came home with the tying run when Marlon Byrd tripled past right fielder Roger Cedeno.

In the seventh, Byrd, Placido Polanco and Lieberthal delivered one-out singles to produce the go-ahead run. Glavine struck out Jim Thome, but Jason Michaels singled to make it 4-2.

The Mets struck first in the fourth as Mike Piazza walked with one out and Jason Phillips hit the 5,000th home run in team history.

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