Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/20/14
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NEW YORK -- A few hours after Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel acknowledged his team needed to start winning or face the prospect of having veterans traded, the New York Mets did their part to keep the Phillies' losing streak going. The Mets thumped Philadelphia 11-1 on Tuesday, racking up 15 hits in a rout that sent the Phillies to their sixth straight loss in front of a record Citi Field crowd of 42,516. David Wright smacked his 10th homer of the season while Daniel Murphy tied a career-high with four hits, including a double, triple, and four RBIs. Ruben Tejada had three hits out of the leadoff spot and Jon Niese pitched eight innings of one-run ball while adding his own two-run single. The Phillies scored their lone run on Carlos Ruiz's 12th homer of the season. Despite Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. telling reporters Monday he still aimed to keep starter Cole Hamels, Manuel acknowledged before the game the heat was on before the July 31 non-waiver ...
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