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Anthony Recker #20 of the New York Mets celebrates his sixth inning three run home run against the Philadelphia Phillies with teammates Dilson Herrera #2 and Wilmer Flores #4 at Citi Field on August 31, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Recker Hits 3-Run HR, Mets Hold Off Phillies 6-5

Anthony Recker snapped a sixth-inning tie with a three-run homer in a rare start, and the New York Mets held off the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 Sunday to avoid dropping into last place.

08/31/2014

Ryan Howard #6 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a bases loaded double scoring two runs in the sixth inning against the New York Mets on August 30, 2014 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Howard, Byrd Lead Phillies To 7-2 Win Over Mets

Ryan Howard drove in three runs, Marlon Byrd homered and the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the New York Mets 7-2 on Saturday night.

08/30/2014

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 29:  Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets pitches in the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field on August 29, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

deGrom Strong Through 7, Mets Top Phillies 4-1

Jacob deGrom pitched seven crisp innings and the Mets scored the tiebreaking runs when left fielder Grady Sizemore dropped an easy pop fly, handing New York a 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.

08/29/2014

PHILADELPHIA - AUGUST 10: Ryan Howard #6 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a game winning walk-off RBI single in the ninth inning during a game against the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park on August 10, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies won 7-6. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Howard Gets Winning Hit In 9th; Phillies Top Mets

The Mets appeared positioned for their 12th victory in the last 13 games against the Phillies in Philadelphia before the ninth.

08/11/2014

Lucas Duda #21 of the New York Mets singles and scores Curtis Granderson #3 during the 11th inning in a game at Citizens Bank Park on August 9, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Duda’s Hit In 11th Lifts Mets Over Phillies 2-1

Lucas Duda singled home the go-ahead run with one out in the 11th inning to lead the New York Mets to a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.

08/09/2014

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 31: Pitcher Carlos Torres #52 and David Wright #5 high five after the Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 during a game at Citizens Bank Park on May 31, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Wright Hits Big In 14th, Mets Beat Phillies 5-4

David Wright had an RBI single with two outs in the 14th inning, leading the New York Mets to a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in the second straight marathon game between the teams.

05/31/2014

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 11:  Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets connects for a two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies on May 11, 2014 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Mets Snap 5 Game Skid, Beat Phils 5-4 In 11

The New York Mets suddenly rallied for three runs in the ninth inning against Philadelphia’s improvised bullpen, then ended a five-game skid by beating the Phillies 5-4 Sunday on Ruben Tejada’s single in the 11th.

05/12/2014

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Jonathon Niese #49 of the New York Mets delivers a pitch in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals on April 23, 2014 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Niese Sharp As Mets Cruise Past Phillies 6-1

Jonathon Niese pitched seven steady innings on a rainy Tuesday night and Daniel Murphy had three hits to lead the surprising New York Mets to a 6-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.

04/30/2014

A Pittsburgh Steelers fan cheers against the Cleveland Browns during the game on December 29, 2013 at Heinz Field. (credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Gallo Goes There: What Makes A Great Sports Town?

Is it because every team in the city is equally loved and supported, with sellouts stretching back decades, through good seasons and bad?

01/13/2014

Mets captain David Wright launches a two-run home run in the first inning against the Phillies in Philadelphia on Sept. 20, 2013.  (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

David Wright, Mets Edge Phillies 5-4

David Wright still doesn’t feel completely comfortable in his second game back from injury, though he’s not showing it.

09/22/2013

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Q&A With Jim Rome On The Dream Team, Dwight Howard, And More

Jim Rome, host of Rome on CBS Sports Network and The Jim Rome Show on the radio joined CBS Local Sports to give his take on the biggest topics in the major sports.

07/13/2012

Michael Pineda (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Sweeny: A Positive Pinstripe Debut For Yanks’ Pineda

Michael Pineda made a good first impression on Monday. In his first start of the spring, Pineda gave up a leadoff single and then retired six straight hitters, two of which via strikeout.

WFAN–03/05/2012

Bobby Parnell (credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Coleman’s Corner: Mets Pin Hopes On Bobby Parnell

Bobby Parnell notched his first save of the season on Wednesday, but the Mets are hoping this will be just the start of many more to come in the years ahead.

WFAN–08/26/2011

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Coutinho: What Will The Mets Get For Carlos Beltran?

Teams are reticent to give up prospects, especially pitching prospects, and history has shown that rental players generally cost too much, especially blue chip rentals like Carlos Beltran.

WFAN–07/26/2011

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Bye-Bye Carlos Beltran Day? Today May Mark Last Stand With Mets At Citi Field

The Mets’ lineup will likely have a much different look when they return home from their upcoming 10-game road trip on August 1. At the center of trade talk all around New York — and baseball — is Carlos Beltran.

WFAN–07/21/2011

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