Phillies Beat Mets, 6 To 4
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NEW YORK (AP) – Domonic Brown grounded a tiebreaking single under the glove of first baseman Daniel Murphy in the ninth inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies scored three runs off star closer Francisco Rodriguez to beat the sinking New York Mets 6-4 on Friday night.
Jimmy Rollins drove in three runs for the Phillies and Roy Oswalt had an RBI single to go with six effective innings on the mound. With runners at the corners, Ryan Madson got Murphy to ground into a game-ending double play.
Brown entered as a pinch-hitter in the eighth and singled to start the tying rally. He stole a base and scored twice, helping the NL East-leading Phillies get off to a good start on a nine-game trip.
Philadelphia had dropped its last four road games since a May 13 victory at Atlanta.
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