PHILADELPHIA, July 1 (UPI) -- Travis Lee homered and drove in a season-high four runs and the Philadelphia Phillies' bullpen spiked the New York Mets' big guns in the eighth inning en route to a 6-3 victory.
Lee hit a two-run homer in the second inning off starter Shawn Estes (3-6) to open the scoring. In the fourth, Lee expanded Philadelphia's 2-1 advantage with a two-run single.
Trailing 6-1, New York scored twice and got the tying run to the plate in the person of red-hot Mo Vaughn with one out in the eighth. Lefthander Dan Plesac came on and fanned Vaughn, then righthander Jose Mesa struck out All-Star Mike Piazza to end the inning.
Vaughn and Piazza went a combined 0-for-8 with three strikeouts apiece for the Mets, who lost for the fourth time in their last five games.
Starter Brandon Duckworth (5-5) allowed three runs and five hits over 7 1/3 innings to post the win. Mesa retired the final four batters for his 21st save in 25 chances.