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MLB: Philadelphia 3, New York Mets 1

Sept. 17, 2012 at 10:02 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Cliff Lee continued his recent hot streak with eight innings of one-run ball Monday and the Philadelphia Phillies bested the New York Mets 3-1.

Lee (6-7) gave up seven hits and a walk but stymied the Mets by striking out 10 en route to a win in his fourth straight start. The left-hander tossed 79 of his 111 pitches for strikes.

Jonathan Papelbon fired a 1-2-3 ninth for his 35th save as Philadelphia took the opener of a three-game series.

Jimmy Rollins and Domonic Brown each socked a solo homer in the victory.

R.A. Dickey (18-6) was tagged with the loss, surrendering three runs (two earned) on five hits in seven frames.

Daniel Murphy knocked in the Mets' only run.

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