New York at Philadelphia

Final 14th
New York
W: J. De Fratus (1-0) L: J. Mejia (4-2)
HR: NYM - None   PHI - D. Brown (4)

Brignac's hit ends 14-inning marathon in Phillies' favor wire reports

PHILADELPHIA -- Reid Brignac's first start for the Philadelphia Phillies ended with him being mobbed by his teammates.

Brignac's RBI single in the bottom of the 14th inning gave the Phillies a 6-5 win over the New York Mets on Friday night.

Domonic Brown hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs for the Phillies, who snapped the Mets' six-game winning streak at Citizens Bank Park, dating to last season.

Marlon Byrd reached second when right fielder Chris Young dropped his fly ball for an error leading off the 14th. Carlos Ruiz followed with a single to center off Jenrry Mejia (4-2) that sent Byrd to third. After pinch-hitter Cesar Hernandez was intentionally walked, Brignac drove an opposite-field shot that one-hopped the wall in left.

Brignac rounded first base and kept running into shallow right field before he was swarmed by teammates.

"I was just messing around, trying to make them catch me," Brignac said. "It felt great coming through."

Brignac started at third base for Cody Asche, who is on the disabled list. Hernandez had played third since Asche got hurt.

"That was a big swing," manager Ryne Sandberg said.

Young refused to blame the wind for his error, even though it was blowing in hard by the end of the game.

"I was looking dead at it when it was coming down," Young said. "I can't explain it. I have no idea how I dropped a routine fly ball, but it happened."

Justin De Fratus (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings to earn the win. Phillies starter A.J. Burnett had a season-high 11 strikeouts, but allowed five runs and five hits in seven innings. He had to pitch out of trouble often because of six walks.

"I'm missing here and there, but six is a lot," Burnett said. "I have some work to do."

Mets rookie Rafael Montero lasted just 3 2/3 innings, allowing four runs -- three earned -- and seven hits in the shortest of his four career starts. Coming off a 10-strikeout performance last Sunday against Arizona, Montero didn't fan any of Philadelphia's strikeout-prone batters. The Phillies struck out 15 times in a 4-1 loss to the Mets on Thursday night.

Bobby Abreu hit a two-run double to give the Mets a 5-4 lead in the fifth after David Wright and Curtis Granderson struck out with two runners on.

But the Phillies answered in the bottom half against Daisuke Matsuzaka. Byrd walked, went to third on Ruiz's double and scored on Brown's groundout to tie it at 5.

Byrd walked to start Philadelphia's fourth and Ruiz singled. Brown then hit a high drive out to right to give the Phillies a 4-3 lead. Brown, an NL All-Star last year, was hitting .199 before connecting for his fourth homer this season. Brown hit 12 of his team-high 27 homers last May.

Burnett helped himself with a leadoff single in the third. He went to third base when Abreu booted Jimmy Rollins' single to right for an error. Chase Utley followed with an RBI groundout to cut it to 3-1.

The Mets took a 3-0 lead in the second on Lucas Duda's RBI double, Travis d'Arnaud's RBI groundout and Ruben Tejada's RBI single.


Abreu stole second base in the eighth for his 400th career steal. The call was upheld after a video review. ... Rollins had two hits, moving within 12 of passing Mike Schmidt for first on the Phillies' career list. ... The Mets are playing five consecutive days in the same city on the road for the first time. ... Granderson was 0 for 3 with a walk. He is in an 0-for-19 slump. ... Burnett has walked five or more batters in four of his 12 starts. He had double-digit strikeouts for the 33rd time in his career. ... RHP Jacob deGrom (0-2, 1.83 ERA) pitches for the Mets on Saturday against Kyle Kendrick (1-5, 4.04). deGrom struck out as a pinch-hitter in the 14th.

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Players of the Game
New York

B. Abreu
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 0

D. Brown
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 1

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b-flied out for Torres in the 12th
c-struck out for Black in the 14th
d-struck out for Matsuzaka in the 6th
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SH - Juan Lagares (2), Rafael Montero (1)
RBI - Bobby Abreu 2 (7), Lucas Duda (23), Travis d'Arnaud (9), Ruben Tejada (11)
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SB - Bobby Abreu (1, 2nd base off Diekman/Ruiz)
CS - Daniel Murphy (3, 2nd base by Burnett/Ruiz)
Team LOB - 12
DP - Montero-Tejada-Duda, Montero-Tejada-Duda-Tejada-Murphy-Duda
E - Bobby Abreu (1, Misplayed grounder), Travis d'Arnaud (3, Throwing), Chris Young (1, Dropped fly)
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Scott Rice 0.1100010 5.25
Carlos Torres 2.2000120 2.53
Vic Black 2200220 0.00
Jenrry Mejia (L,4-2) 0210100 3.97
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Pitches-Strikes - Rafael Montero 80-45, Daisuke Matsuzaka 29-16, Josh Edgin 13-11, Jeurys Familia 23-15, Scott Rice 9-5, Carlos Torres 35-21, Vic Black 38-26, Jenrry Mejia 12-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Rafael Montero 4-7, Daisuke Matsuzaka 1-2, Josh Edgin 1-3, Jeurys Familia 2-0, Carlos Torres 3-2, Vic Black 4-0
Batters Faced - Rafael Montero 20, Daisuke Matsuzaka 7, Josh Edgin 4, Jeurys Familia 7, Scott Rice 2, Carlos Torres 8, Vic Black 10, Jenrry Mejia 4
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Chase Utley, 2B6011102 .323
Ryan Howard, 1B7000025 .227
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b-singled for Hollands in the 12th
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HR - Domonic Brown (4, Montero)
RBI - Chase Utley (27), Domonic Brown 4 (26), Reid Brignac (1)
SB - Jimmy Rollins (7, 3rd base off Montero/d'Arnaud)
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Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A.J. Burnett 6-3, Mike Adams 2-1
Batters Faced - A.J. Burnett 31, Jake Diekman 3, Mike Adams 7, Jonathan Papelbon 5, Antonio Bastardo 3, Mario Hollands 3, Justin De Fratus 7
Game Information
Attendance - 30236
Game Time - 5:23
Temperature - 76
Umpires - Home - Cory Blaser, First Base - Marvin Hudson, Second Base - Brian O'Nora, Third Base - Doug Eddings