MLB: Philadelphia 8, New York Mets 4

May 28, 2012 at 4:34 PM
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NEW YORK, May 28 (UPI) -- Ty Wigginton cracked a three-run homer en route to six RBI Monday, powering the Philadelphia Phillies to an 8-4 win over the New York Mets.

Wigginton's two-run double in the third inning opened the game's scoring and his run-scoring single in the seventh off Mets reliever Bobby Parnell (1-1) broke a 4-4 tie, putting the Phillies ahead to stay.

The first baseman capped his big day with a three-run shot in the ninth as Philadelphia claimed the opener of a three-game set Citi Field.

John Mayberry added a two-run homer in the victory.

Cole Hamels (8-1) earned the victory despite yielding a pair of homers. The left-hander allowed four runs on seven hits, walking one and striking out six.

Vinny Rottino and Scott Hairston each delivered two-run homers for the Mets.

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