MLB: New York Mets 6, Philadelphia 5

July 5, 2012 at 10:50 PM   |   0 comments

NEW YORK, July 5 (UPI) -- David Wright capped a two-run ninth-inning rally with a bases-loaded single Thursday, giving the New York Mets a 6-5 win over Philadelphia.

The Phillies were within one strike of claiming a victory, but the Mets got to Jonathan Papelbon to claim their sixth win in eight games.

With Philadelphia holding a one-run lead heading into the bottom of the ninth, Papelbon (2-3) gave up a leadoff double to Ike Davis. Ronny Cedeno ran for Davis and went to third on a sacrifice by Josh Thole, after which Kirk Nieuwenhuis struck out.

Papelbon then hit pinch-hitter Jordany Valdespin with a pitch and walked Ruben Tejada on a 3-2 offering to load the bases. Daniel Murphy drove in the tying run with an infield single and Wright hit the first pitch from Papelbon to right for the game-winning hit.

The Phillies had gone in front 5-4 in the sixth when Jimmy Rollins tripled in a run and scored on a squeeze bunt by Juan Pierre.

Wright had four RBI in the contest, also producing a run in the third with a single and then delivering a two-run homer in the fifth.

Bobby Parnell (2-1) got the win by striking out two during a perfect top of the ninth.

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