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W: J. Maine (9-4) L: C. Hamels (9-4)
HR: NYM - C. Beltran (11), C. Beltran (12), D. Easley (8)   PHI - None

Mets dominate, complete doubleheader sweep of Phillies

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
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PHILADELPHIA -- Facing a potent Phillies lineup, John Maine again was at his best.

Maine dominated Philadelphia and Carlos Beltran homered twice, helping the New York Mets complete a sweep of a day-night doubleheader with a 5-2 victory Friday night.

Damion Easley also connected for the NL East-leading Mets, who moved five games ahead of the Phillies.

Maine (9-4) allowed two runs -- one earned -- and four hits in eight-plus innings to improve to 4-0 with a 2.13 ERA in six career starts against Philadelphia. He struck out six and had no walks.

The Phillies entered the day leading the NL in runs scored and also led the league last year. But they can't figure out Maine.

"I don't know the answer to that," Maine said when asked about his mastery of the Phillies. "I just have to go out there and pitch."

Billy Wagner relieved Maine after Jimmy Rollins led off the ninth with a double. He allowed an RBI single to Chase Utley, and walked Ryan Howard. With two on and two outs, he faced Pat Burrell as the tying run and struck him out swinging.

The last time Wagner faced Burrell, the slugger hit a game-tying home run in the ninth inning. Philadelphia went on to win that game 6-3 in 10 innings to finish off a three-game sweep at Shea Stadium earlier this month.

The injury-riddled Phillies are using three rookie pitchers in this pivotal four-game series. They were counting on a strong outing from ace Cole Hamels against Maine, but he struggled in his third bid to win his 10th game.

Hamels (9-4) gave up three runs and five hits in five innings, tying a career-high with five walks.

"At times, he was overthrowing," manager Charlie Manuel said.

The Mets took a 1-0 lead in the second inning when Hamels threw a wild pitch behind Jose Reyes on ball four, allowing Shawn Green to score from third base.

Home plate umpire Ron Kulpa issued a warning to both teams after Hamels' pitch nearly hit Reyes.

Beltran homered leading off the third to make it 2-0. After Utley's sacrifice fly in the fourth cut it to 2-1, Beltran connected again for a 3-1 lead in the fifth.

Easley hit a two-run shot to straightaway center off Geoff Geary in the seventh.

Beltran was robbed of extra bases in the sixth when right fielder Michael Bourn made an outstanding running catch on his hard liner. Bourn also robbed Maine with an excellent play earlier.

"We feel good about ourselves," Beltran said. "We know the Phillies are contenders. This is a real important series."

The Phillies are trying to contend with minor leaguers pitching important games. J.A. Happ makes his major league debut on Saturday and Kyle Kendrick starts his fourth career game Sunday.

The Phillies have lost Jon Lieber (foot) and two-time All-Star Freddy Garcia (shoulder), both likely for the season, and closer Tom Gordon (shoulder) and starter-turned-closer Brett Myers (shoulder) remain sidelined.

Notes

  • The Phillies (41-39) are 0-4 when they have a chance to move a season-best five games above .500.
  • Manuel, a consistent target for criticism in Philadelphia, drew cheers when he asked for the check on Hernandez's cap.
  • Durbin's only other start was for Minnesota against Cleveland on Sept. 23, 2004. He lasted three innings, allowing five runs.
  • Coste's pinch-hit homer was the first of his career and the fourth for the Phillies this season.
  • Beltran has 19 career multihomer games, including two this season.
 
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John Maine continues his dominance over Philly, with six K's to improve to 4-0 in six career starts.  (AP)
John Maine continues his dominance over Philly, with six K's to improve to 4-0 in six career starts. (AP)

Players of the Game
New York

C. Beltran
AB 5
R 2
H 2
HR 2
RBI 2
New York

J. Maine
IP 8.0
H 4
ER 1
BB 0
K 6
 

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Paul Lo Duca, C4010104 .281
Carlos Beltran, CF5222015 .268
David Wright, 3B3110220 .289
Carlos Delgado, 1B3000214 .228
Damion Easley, 2B4122116 .257
Shawn Green, RF5110003 .276
Carlos Gomez, LF4010101 .269
John Maine, P4000023 .107
    Billy Wagner, P0000000 .000
Totals36510499  
Batting
2B - Paul Lo Duca (9, Romero), David Wright (20, Geary)
HR - Carlos Beltran 2 (12, Hamels, Hamels), Damion Easley (8, Geary)
RBI - Carlos Beltran 2 (46), Damion Easley 2 (20)
SB - Jose Reyes (39, 2nd base off Hamels/Ruiz), Shawn Green (6, 2nd base off Hamels/Ruiz), Carlos Gomez (9, 2nd base off Sanches/Ruiz)
CS - Carlos Gomez (2, 3rd base by Sanches/Ruiz)
Team LOB - 14
Fielding
E - Paul Lo Duca (5, Throwing)
New York Mets
John Maine (W,9-4) 8421060 2.74
Billy Wagner 1100120 1.73
Pitches-Strikes - John Maine 101-63, Billy Wagner 23-15
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - John Maine 8-10
Batters Faced - John Maine 28, Billy Wagner 5
Philadelphia Phillies
Jimmy Rollins, SS4110010 .286
Michael Bourn, RF3110000 .288
   a- Chris Coste, PH1000001 .375
Chase Utley, 2B3022000 .331
Ryan Howard, 1B3000111 .245
Aaron Rowand, CF4000022 .313
Pat Burrell, LF4000022 .203
Abraham Nunez, 3B2000000 .266
    Geoff Geary, P0000000 .000
    J.C. Romero, P0000000 .000
   b- Shane Victorino, PH1010000 .267
    Brian Sanches, P0000000 .000
Carlos Ruiz, C3000001 .277
Cole Hamels, P1000010 .189
    Greg Dobbs, 3B2000011 .291
Totals3125218  
a-popped out for Bourn in the 9th
b-singled for Romero in the 8th
Batting
2B - Jimmy Rollins (20, Maine), Chase Utley (31, Maine)
SF - Chase Utley (5)
RBI - Chase Utley 2 (66)
SB - Michael Bourn (13, 3rd base off Maine/Lo Duca)
Team LOB - 4
Philadelphia Phillies
Cole Hamels (L,9-4) 5533552 3.87
Geoff Geary 2422011 5.31
J.C. Romero 1100220 3.00
Brian Sanches 1000210 2.35
IBB - Wright by J.C. Romero, Reyes by Brian Sanches
HBP - Maine (by Geoff Geary)
WP - Cole Hamels (4)
Pitches-Strikes - Cole Hamels 106-68, Geoff Geary 33-24, J.C. Romero 25-13, Brian Sanches 13-4
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Cole Hamels 5-5, Geoff Geary 2-3
Batters Faced - Cole Hamels 25, Geoff Geary 11, J.C. Romero 6, Brian Sanches 4
Game Information
Attendance - 45165
Game Time - 2:50
Temperature - 73
Umpires - Home - Ron Kulpa, First Base - Dale Scott, Second Base - Dan Iassogna, Third Base - Chad Fairchild