Mets Fight Past Phils

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by Ed Tsunoda on August 31, 2014

Anthony Recker hit a three run 6th inning home run, and Wilmer Flores had 3 hits to give the Mets a 6-5 win, staving of Philadelphia in the battle for the bottom of the division. New York got 6 solid innings from Dillon Gee and held off the Phillies, taking the series and staying out of the cellar in the NL East. David Wright and Kirk Nieuwenhuis each had two hits, and 2B Dilson Herrera got his first big league RBI, singled, and scored a run in the win.


Wilmer Flores had three hits and made two sparkling defensive plays at shortstop in the final two innings to help New York hang on. By taking two of three in the series, the Mets kept Philadelphia in the NL East cellar.

Dillon Gee (6-6) pitched effectively into the seventh inning, and New York finished 13-6 against the Phillies this season.

Recker, a backup catcher who had not played since Aug. 19 in Oakland, lined the first pitch he saw from A.J. Burnett in the sixth into the left-field seats to give the Mets a 5-2 lead. The home run was only his third hit since the All-Star break.

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