Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/17/12
NEW YORK -- R.A. Dickey lost a chance to move closer to the 20-win mark while the Philadelphia Phillies capitalized on an opportunity to inch closer to the second wild card spot. Domonic Brown and Jimmy Rollins homered, and Rollins scored another run after reaching on a passed ball after a strikeout as the Phillies topped the Mets 3-1 on Monday night. The victory was the Phillies 10th in their last 14 games and moved them within 3 1/2 games of the St. Louis Cardinals for the second wild card spot. It also followed a lost series at Houston, where the Phillies dropped three of four. Former Cy Young award winner Cliff Lee (6-7) continued to heat up down the stretch and might have damaged Dickey's Cy Young hopes. Dickey entered the night leading the NL in ERA at 2.68 and actually lowered it to 2.67, after allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits in seven innings. Dickey (18-6) struck out eight and only walked two, making few mistakes other than the homers, but remained behi...
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