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Reyes helps Mets play spoiler by topping Phillies

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
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PHILADELPHIA -- The New York Mets missed the playoffs, but they're taking the Philadelphia Phillies down with them.

Jose Reyes was 4-for-5 with three extra-base hits, leading the Mets to a 3-2 victory over the Phillies on Tuesday night.

Philadelphia's loss clinched the NL East title for Atlanta, its unprecedented 14th straight division crown.

Jimmy Rollins extended his hitting streak to a team-record 32 games with a single in the seventh for the Phillies, who fell 2½ games behind Houston in the NL wild-card race.

The Mets were eliminated with the Astros' 3-1 victory over St. Louis.

"We're down three games (in the loss column) with four left. That's a hard battle," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "At the same time, we don't quit."

Juan Padilla (3-1) pitched two scoreless innings in relief to get the win. Aaron Heilman finished with two scoreless innings for his fourth save, striking out Bobby Abreu with a runner on second to end it.

Reyes singled, doubled twice, tripled and scored two runs. Carlos Beltran drove in two runs as the Mets snapped Jon Lieber's four-game winning streak.

"The satisfaction is I challenged these guys two weeks ago to keep playing hard and they have," Mets manager Willie Randolph said.

Lieber (16-13) gave up three runs and nine hits in seven innings. He hadn't lost a regular-season start in September or October since 2001, going 12-0 in that span and 4-0 this season.

Victor Zambrano allowed two unearned runs and two hits in 4 2/3 innings in his first start since Sept. 2. Zambrano replaced Pedro Martinez in the rotation after the three-time Cy Young Award winner was shut down for the season.

Helped by New York's shoddy defense, the Phillies finally broke through against Zambrano with two runs in the fifth after getting just one hit through the first four.

Lieber, who was 6-for-70 at the plate, started the inning with a double to left-center. After Rollins struck out, Kenny Lofton reached on first baseman Mike Jacobs' second error of the game.

Lieber scored when shortstop Reyes missed catcher Mike Piazza's throw to second on Lofton's steal. Lofton advanced to third as the ball sailed into center field for an error on Reyes. Chase Utley then walked and Lofton scored on Abreu's groundout to cut it to 3-2.

Zambrano left after walking Pat Burrell, but Kazuhisa Ishii came in and retired Ryan Howard on a grounder to third to leave runners at the corners.

Rollins pumped his fist as he ran to first base after hitting a sharp grounder up the middle off Padilla to start the seventh. He got a standing ovation and tipped his helmet to the crowd while standing on first base.

The Phillies had two runners on, but Padilla fanned Burrell to end the inning. Burrell also struck out with runners on first and second to end the first. Abreu struck out, leaving a runner on third in the third.

David Bell made a critical baserunning blunder, getting thrown out at third base by Beltran on pinch-hitter Shane Victorino's two-out single in the eighth. Rollins was on deck at the time.

"He's a good baserunner. That was bad judgment," Manuel said.

Lieber pitched out of a jam after Reyes tripled to start the seventh. He struck out Ramon Castro with the bases loaded to end the inning.

Reyes led off the game with a single, stole second, went to third on a sacrifice and scored on Beltran's slow roller fielded by Lieber.

Reyes doubled with one out in the third and scored on Marlon Anderson's RBI single to make it 2-0. Beltran's RBI double gave the Mets a 3-0 lead.

Rollins had been tied for the Phillies' record with Ed Delahanty, who hit in 31 games in a row in 1899. Rollins' streak is the longest in the majors since Florida's Luis Castillo hit in 35 straight in 2002.

"It would've been nice to get the win," Rollins said. "If we win and the streak is over, I would've been proud."

The Mets have been the Phillies' toughest opponent in the NL East. Philadelphia is 6-11 against the Mets, 28-26 against the rest of the division.

Notes

  • Bell dislocated his right ring finger. He's day to day.
  • Rollins extended his streak by hitting leadoff homers the previous two games. He has tied his career best with 190 hits.
  • Lofton stole three bases. He has 21 this season.
  • Reyes is 10-for-13 against Lieber. It was his sixth career four-hit game and fourth this season.
  • Piazza left with a bruised left hand in the sixth.
 
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Jose Reyes goes 4-for-5 with three extra-base hits to power the Mets past the Phillies. (AP)
Jose Reyes goes 4-for-5 with three extra-base hits to power the Mets past the Phillies. (AP)

Players of the Game
New York

J. Reyes
AB 5
R 2
H 4
HR 0
RBI 0
New York

C. Beltran
AB 5
R 0
H 1
HR 0
RBI 2
 
New York Mets
Jose Reyes, SS5240000 .274
Marlon Anderson, RF3111012 .255
   a- Victor Diaz, PH-RF1000010 .258
Carlos Beltran, CF5012002 .270
Cliff Floyd, LF2000211 .273
David Wright, 3B3000103 .305
Mike Piazza, C3000020 .256
    Ramon Castro, C1000013 .249
Mike Jacobs, 1B4010020 .277
    Aaron Heilman, P0000000 .000
Miguel Cairo, 2B4020011 .244
Victor Zambrano, P2000001 .137
    Kazuhisa Ishii, P0000000 .208
   b- Kaz Matsui, PH1000001 .256
    Juan Padilla, P0000000 .500
   c- Doug Mientkiewicz, PH-1B1000000 .240
Totals353933914 
a-struck out for Anderson in the 9th
b-hit into fielder's choice for Ishii in the 6th
c-popped out for Padilla in the 8th
Batting
2B - Jose Reyes 2 (23, Lieber, Lieber), Carlos Beltran (33, Lieber)
3B - Jose Reyes (17, Lieber)
SH - Marlon Anderson (4)
RBI - Marlon Anderson (15), Carlos Beltran 2 (78)
SB - Jose Reyes (59, 2nd base off Lieber/Pratt)
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Carlos Beltran 1
E - Mike Jacobs 2 (3, Misplayed grounder), Jose Reyes (17, Missed catch)
New York Mets
Victor Zambrano 4.2220450 3.98
Kazuhisa Ishii 0.1000000 4.96
Juan Padilla (H,5; W,3-1) 2100110 1.57
Aaron Heilman (S,4) 2100230 3.22
HBP - Utley (by Victor Zambrano)
WP - Victor Zambrano (8)
Pitches-Strikes - Victor Zambrano 88-46, Kazuhisa Ishii 1-1, Juan Padilla 32-18, Aaron Heilman 43-24
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Victor Zambrano 8-3, Kazuhisa Ishii 1-0, Juan Padilla 2-3
Batters Faced - Victor Zambrano 23, Kazuhisa Ishii 1, Juan Padilla 8, Aaron Heilman 8
Philadelphia Phillies
Jimmy Rollins, SS5010011 .287
Kenny Lofton, CF4110000 .328
Chase Utley, 2B1000311 .285
Bobby Abreu, RF4001124 .288
Pat Burrell, LF2000224 .284
Ryan Howard, 1B4000013 .284
David Bell, 3B3000102 .245
    Tomas Perez, 3B0000000 .233
Todd Pratt, C3000012 .247
   a- Michael Tucker, PH1000011 .239
    Mike Lieberthal, C0000000 .255
Jon Lieber, P3110001 .097
    Ugueth Urbina, P0000000 .000
   b- Shane Victorino, PH1010001 .267
    Billy Wagner, P0000000 .500
Totals312417920 
a-struck out for Pratt in the 8th
b-singled for Urbina in the 8th
Batting
2B - Jon Lieber (2, Zambrano)
SH - Kenny Lofton (5)
RBI - Bobby Abreu (99)
SB - Kenny Lofton 3 (21, 2nd base off Zambrano/Piazza, 3rd base off Zambrano/Piazza, 3rd base off Zambrano/Piazza), Chase Utley (15, 2nd base off Heilman/Castro)
Team LOB - 11
Fielding
E - Bobby Abreu (4, Misplayed grounder)
Philadelphia Phillies
Jon Lieber (L,16-13) 7933370 4.22
Ugueth Urbina 1000010 3.76
Billy Wagner 1000010 1.46
IBB - Floyd by Jon Lieber, by Floyd
Pitches-Strikes - Jon Lieber 110-71, Ugueth Urbina 14-8, Billy Wagner 13-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jon Lieber 8-6, Ugueth Urbina 1-1, Billy Wagner 1-1
Batters Faced - Jon Lieber 33, Ugueth Urbina 3, Billy Wagner 3
Game Information
Attendance - 36150
Game Time - 3:01
Temperature - 72
Umpires - Home - Dan Iassogna, First Base - Dale Scott, Second Base - Tim Tschida, Third Base - Ron Kulpa