Tovar's RBI single in debut helps Mets top Phils

Associated Press  |  Last updated September 22, 2013
Wilfredo Tovar produced the winning hit in his major-league debut and the New York Mets swept the Philadelphia Phillies with a 4-3 win on Sunday. Tovar knocked in two runs with a single in the seventh to put the Mets ahead by one with his first major-league hit. LaTroy Hawkins earned his 100th career save and 12th on the season by striking out Jimmy Rollins to end it. Carlos Torres (4-5) struck out six in six innings for New York and allowed two runs on seven hits and three walks. Cliff Lee (14-7)gave up three runs, two earned, and eight hits in seven innings. He struck out eight without a walk in Philadelphia's final home game of the season. Domonic Brown put the Phillies ahead in the sixth with a one-out RBI single that made it 2-1. After Kevin Frandsen hit an RBI double in the second inning, the Mets' Andrew Brown answered with an RBI groundout in the fourth. Cody Asche struck out with the tying run on third in the eighth. Philadelphia pulled within one when Carlos Ruiz tagged and scored from third on a foul-ball pop up by Darin Ruf. The Phillies fell to 18-17 under manager Ryne Sandberg, whose interim tag was removed by the team before the game. NOTES: The Mets won the season series over the Phillies, 10-9. ... The Phillies eclipsed the 3-million mark in attendance for the seventh straight season in their final home game Sunday, finishing with a total gate count of 3,012,403. Philadelphia led the major leagues in attendance in 2011 and 2012. ... Mets manager Terry Collins gave 3B David Wright the day off Sunday after Wright played the first two games of the series. New York activated Wright from the disabled list Friday. ... The Phillies finished the year with a home record 43-38. ... The Phillies embark on their final road trip Monday against the Marlins in Miami, where Roy Halladay (4-4, 6.71) will take the hill. ... The Mets head to Cincinnati on Monday, when Aaron Harang (5-12, 5.69) will get the start against the Reds.
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