Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/28/12
PHILADELPHIA -- Kelly Shoppach hit a two-run homer during a four-run outburst in the 10th inning to lead the New York Mets to a 9-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night. Shoppach had hit an RBI double with two outs in the eighth inning off Antonio Bastardo to tie it at 5-5. He homered off B.J. Rosenberg (0-2) in the 10th after Ike Davis hit a tiebreaking RBI double to score David Wright, who had a bloop single to start the inning. Mike Baxter hit a two-run homer in the fourth for the Mets, who have won three straight games. Ryan Howard hit his 11th career grand slam and Chase Utley had a solo homer, but the Phillies saw their winning streak end at four games. They remained 10 games behind St. Louis in the race for the second wild-card spot in the NL. Bobby Parnell (4-3) earned the win with two scoreless relief innings. Mets starter Chris Young gave up five runs on just four hits in 5 1/3 innings. Phillies starter Vance Worley struggled again. He gave up f...
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