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PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 07: Jordany Valdespin #1 of the New York Mets hits a game winning three run home run in the top of the ninth inning during the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on May 7, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Mets won 5-2. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Papelbomb Gives the Mets a Win

Jordany Valdespin’s first major league hit a gamewinner


Robinson Cano (J. Meric/Getty Images Sport)

Three Hits For Cano As Yankees Defeat Phillies

Hiroki Kuroda gave up one run and six hits and Robinson Canot got three hits as a Yankees split squad defeated the Phillies.


Jonathan Papelbon (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images Sport)

Report: Red Sox Pitcher Papelbon Headed For Phillies

A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the Philadelphia Phillies and closer Jonathan Papelbon have agreed to a $50 million, four-year contract.


Ben Francisco

Not in the Cards

Phllies lead NLDS 2-1


Mike Pelfrey (H. Rumph Jr./AP Photo)

Lucky #7 For Mets

Mike Pelfrey threw six effective innings, Nick Evans and David Wright homered and the New York Mets snapped a five-game losing streak with a 7-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday.


Pedro Beato (Tom Mihalek/AP Photo)

Injury-Plagued Mets Fall to Phillies, 9-4

The New York Mets lost to the Phillies Tuesday, 9-4, and likely lost Jonathon Niese and Scott Hairston to the disabled list.


Ryan Howard, Hunter Pence

Mets Fall to First Place Phils 10-0

Cliff Lee is such a perfectionist that he nitpicks even the minor stuff.


Scott Hairston

Without Big Bats, Mets Blast Hamels

Even without their best hitters, the New York Mets are nothing but trouble for Cole Hamels. Scott Hairston, subbing for ailing All-Star Carlos Beltran, hit a long homer and drove in a career-best five runs as New York hammered the Phillies’ ace yet again in an 11-2 victory Saturday.


A fireworks display lights up over Citi Field after the game between the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies, Friday, July 15, 2011, in New York. The Mets lost the game 7-2. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin)

Friday Fireworks Belong to Phillies

John Mayberry Jr. drove in five runs to set another career best, Vance Worley pitched well enough and the Philadelphia Phillies got off to a strong start after the All-Star break by beating the New York Mets 7-2 on Friday night.


Jon Lester (Matt Slocum/AP Photo)

Red Sox Salvage One In Philadelphia Series

Jon Lester tossed two-hit ball over seven shutout innings, Jason Varitek homered twice and the Boston Red Sox avoided a three-game sweep with a 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday.