PHILADELPHIA, July 3 (UPI) -- Jimmy Rollins singled in the go-ahead run with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning Wednesday night , giving the Philadelphia Phillies a wild 8-7 victory over the New York Mets.
The bottom two teams in the National League East played an exciting finale of a three-game series, combining for 14 runs over the last four innings.
With the game tied, 7-7, Ricky Ledee doubled off Scott Strickland (6-5) with two away in the eighth. Mark Guthrie relieved and Rollins sent the lefthander's first pitch up the middle for an RBI single.
Rollins' hit made a winner of Dan Plesac (2-1), who pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings. Jose Mesa worked around a two-out walk in the ninth, striking out All-Star Mike Piazza to end it for his 22nd save.
Pat Burrell had three hits, including a solo homer, for the Phillies, who are in last place in the NL East, 2 1/2 games behind the Mets.
Piazza belted a pair of three-run homers for New York, which fell to 2-4 on a 10-game road trip that ends in Florida.