Salisbury's Instant Replay: Phillies 9, Mets 2
NEW YORK -- Cliff Lee finally got his win as the Phillies snapped a six-game losing streak in a 9-2 victory over the New York Mets on Wednesday afternoon.
Down 2-0 after five innings, the Phillies rallied for nine runs in the final three innings to post the come-from-behind win.
Lee, whose personal struggles have mirrored the team’s, won for the first time since Sept. 26. He had been 0-5 with a 4.13 ERA in his first 13 starts this season.
The Phillies are 1-4 on the roadtrip, which concludes on Thursday night.Starting pitching report
Lee went eight innings, allowed seven hits and two runs. He walked one and struck out nine. He’d allowed at least five runs in each of his previous three starts.
Mets righthander Chris Young pitched scoreless ball through six innings. He allowed two homers and three runs in letting a 2-0 lead get away in the seventhBullpen report
There was a Jonathan Papelbon sighting. He pitched the ninth inning. It was his first appearance in eight days.
The Mets’ bullpen allowed six runs.At the plate
Chase Utley (No. 2) and Carlos Ruiz (No. 13) hit back-to-back homers in the seventh to give the Phillies a 3-2 lead. Juan Pierre opened the inning with a single. The Phils, who had just three hits on Tuesday night, had just two hits through the first six innings. They finished with 12.
Jimmy Rollins gave the Phils some cushion with an RBI double in the eighth. He had been 0 for 18 on the trip before that hit.
Ty Wigginton capped a three-run rally in the ninth with a two-run homer.
Ruiz’ two hits pushed his batting average to .357.
Shane Victorino was 0 for 4. He has gone 19 games without an extra-base hit.
Scott Hairston homered for the Mets.Up next
Thursday night’s series finale features a pair of all-stars -- Cole Hamels (10-4, 3.08) vs. R.A. Dickey (12-1, 2.15).E-mail Jim Salisbury at firstname.lastname@example.org