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Glavine pitched seven strong innings and drove in a pair of runs to help the New York Mets beat Philadelphia 13-4 Wednesday night, snapping the Phillies' nine-game winning streak.
The Mets pounded Phillies starter Cory Lidle (3-4) early, with eight players getting hits and all nine scoring while building a 10-0 lead through three innings. The NL East-leading Mets pushed their lead back to four games over the second-place Phillies, who were on their longest winning streak since a 13-game run in 1991.
"It was a nice game for me to have an early lead and have the guys keep tacking them on the way they did," Glavine said.
Jose Reyes homered for the Mets, who bounced back from a 5-4 loss in the first game of the series on Tuesday to win for the 10th time in their last 14 games. All of their starters had at least one hit as the team finished with a season-high 17.
Glavine (5-2) cruised in winning his third consecutive start, allowing three runs, four hits and striking out four. Even more impressive was the way the .188 career hitter swung the bat, with a two-run double in the third and a single up the middle in the fifth. He also walked on four pitches with two outs in the sixth.
"If I could hit and have someone be a designated runner, it would be good," he said, smiling.
The two hits gave him as many hits as he allowed to the Phillies at that point. Pat Burrell's two-run homer in the fourth was his only mistake and that only cut the lead to 10-2.
Glavine improved his career record to 280-186.
"I'm just thankful I've stayed healthy to put them all in," he said.
It had been quite a turnaround for the Phillies, who opened 1-6 and finished 10-14 in April. The winning streak began on April 30 with a 5-1 victory in Pittsburgh that avoided a three-game sweep against the woeful Pirates.
"We just have to throw this one out the window and bounce back tomorrow," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said.
Lidle ran into a little bit of bad luck in his two-plus innings. Three of the eight runs he allowed were unearned because of two errors on first baseman Ryan Howard and one of his own.
Two of the errors led to two runs in the first and Paul Lo Duca added a two-run double in the second to make it 4-0. Then the Mets smashed the game open with a six-run third.
Three consecutive singles loaded the bases when Howard made a nifty pick of a hard Xavier Nady grounder, only to throw the ball into left field for a two-run error that made it 6-0. That was it for Lidle, who was booed off the mound.
"I couldn't figure out why they were on my pitches," Lidle said. "I thought maybe I was doing something with my glove."
Glavine then doubled in two runs and Reyes hit a two-run drive, his second, to make it 10-0. Glavine and Reyes each singled in the fifth and scored on Carlos Beltran's double.
"That's the way we have to play, come out and be aggressive and make things happen," Mets manager Willie Randolph said.
Howard added a solo shot in the seventh.
The Mets scored their most runs since beating Milwaukee 13-4 on April 13 and the Phillies allowed their most runs since St. Louis scored 13 on opening day.
|Tom Glavine yields three runs on four hits and three walks over seven innings, while striking out four. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
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|New York Mets|
|Jose Reyes, SS||6||2||2||2||0||1||6|
|Paul Lo Duca, C||5||1||2||3||0||0||2|
|Carlos Beltran, CF||5||1||2||2||0||1||1|
|Jose Valentin, 1B||0||0||0||0||1||0||0|
|Carlos Delgado, 1B||5||1||2||1||0||0||1|
|Endy Chavez, CF||1||0||0||0||0||0||2|
|David Wright, 3B||5||1||2||0||0||2||3|
|Cliff Floyd, LF||5||1||1||0||0||0||1|
|Heath Bell, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Jorge Julio, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Xavier Nady, RF||5||2||2||1||0||1||0|
|Kaz Matsui, 2B||4||2||1||0||1||0||3|
|Tom Glavine, P||2||2||2||2||1||0||0|
|Chris Woodward, LF||1||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|2B - Paul Lo Duca (, Lidle), Carlos Beltran 2 (, Fultz, Fultz), Tom Glavine (, Fultz), Chris Woodward (, Santana)|
|HR - Jose Reyes (, Fultz)|
|SF - Paul Lo Duca ()|
|SH - Tom Glavine ()|
|RBI - Jose Reyes 2 (), Paul Lo Duca 3 (), Carlos Beltran 2 (), Carlos Delgado (), Xavier Nady (), Tom Glavine 2 ()|
|2-OUT RBI - Paul Lo Duca 2 ()|
|Team LOB - 9|
|DP - Reyes-Matsui-Delgado|
|E - Tom Glavine (, Wild throw)|
|New York Mets|
|Tom Glavine (W,-)||7||4||3||3||3||4||2|
|Pitches-Strikes - Tom Glavine 118-73, Heath Bell 20-14, Jorge Julio 20-10|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tom Glavine 12-4, Heath Bell 1-0, Jorge Julio 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Tom Glavine 27, Heath Bell 6, Jorge Julio 4|
|Jimmy Rollins, SS||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Alex Gonzalez, SS||3||0||0||0||0||2||1|
|Chase Utley, 2B||3||1||1||0||1||0||0|
|Aaron Rowand, CF||4||0||1||1||0||0||1|
|Julio Santana, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Bobby Abreu, RF||2||1||1||0||1||0||0|
|Shane Victorino, RF-CF||1||0||0||0||0||0||1|
|Pat Burrell, LF||3||1||2||2||1||0||1|
|Ryan Howard, 1B||4||1||2||1||0||2||3|
|David Bell, 3B||2||0||0||0||0||1||2|
|Geoff Geary, P||1||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|David Dellucci, RF||1||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|Carlos Ruiz, C||4||0||0||0||0||1||1|
|Cory Lidle, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Aaron Fultz, P||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|a- Abraham Nunez, PH-3B||3||0||0||0||0||0||1|
|a-popped out for Fultz in the 5th|
|2B - Chase Utley (, Bell), David Dellucci (, Julio)|
|HR - Pat Burrell (, Glavine), Ryan Howard (, Glavine)|
|RBI - Aaron Rowand (), Pat Burrell 2 (), Ryan Howard ()|
|2-OUT RBI - Pat Burrell 2 ()|
|Team LOB - 6|
|E - Ryan Howard 2 (, Misplayed grounder), Cory Lidle (, Wild throw to third), Carlos Ruiz (, Missed catch)|
|Cory Lidle (L,-)||2||7||8||5||1||0||0|
|Pitches-Strikes - Cory Lidle 43-29, Aaron Fultz 61-40, Geoff Geary 40-27, Julio Santana 26-16|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Cory Lidle 7-1, Aaron Fultz 2-5, Geoff Geary 5-2|
|Batters Faced - Cory Lidle 16, Aaron Fultz 16, Geoff Geary 11, Julio Santana 6|
|Attendance - 30269|
|Game Time - 2:59|
|Temperature - 69|
|Umpires - Home - Lance Barksdale, First Base - Jim Joyce, Second Base - Ed Hickox, Third Base - Doug Eddings|