Phillies find winning formula vs. Mets in Game 1


Bryce Harper hit a home run and drove in two runs to lift the host Philadelphia Phillies past the New York Mets 3-2 in the first game of a doubleheader on Sunday.

Harper, Jean Segura, Alec Bohm and Kyle Schwarber each had two hits each for the Phillies, who snapped a four-game losing streak as the teams played for the first time since Thursday after consecutive rain postponements.

The Phillies’ victory came three days after they blew a 7-1 lead in the ninth inning and fell 8-7 to the Mets.

Phillies starter Kyle Gibson (3-1) tossed six innings and allowed two runs on six hits with three strikeouts and no walks.

Corey Knebel pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his fifth save in six opportunities.

Francisco Lindor produced an RBI double, while Starling Marte and Brandon Nimmo had two hits apiece for the Mets.

Mets starter Max Scherzer (4-1) gave up three runs on 10 hits over six innings. Scherzer, who had a 15-game winning streak halted, struck out seven and walked none. Scherzer’s streak started in June of last season when he was a member of the Washington Nationals and carried over into his two-month stint with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Phillies went ahead 1-0 when Harper lined a solo homer to right field with two outs in the first inning.

Harper added an RBI single in the third for a 2-0 advantage.

Philadelphia’s Bryson Stott snapped an 0-for-19 slide and connected for an RBI single with two outs in the fourth for a 3-0 lead.

The Mets had two hits through the first five innings, singles from Marte and Nimmo.

The Mets placed runners on first and third with no outs in the sixth and closed within 3-1 when James McCann grounded into a 5-4-3 double play. After a Nimmo single, Lindor lofted an RBI double off the wall in right to cut the deficit to 3-2.

Seranthony Dominguez walked the first two Mets batters in the seventh and then struck out the side.

In the ninth, Alonso struck out, Escobar popped out to shortstop and Smith struck out to end the game against Knebel.

–Field Level Media


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