Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Chase Utley had a two-run homer and Domonic Brown's three-run shot capped a big first inning, as the Philadelphia Phillies outlasted the New York Mets, 7-3, to take the rubber match of a three-game set at Citizens Bank Park.
Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard and Michael Young each had two hits and a run scored, helping the Phillies capture their first series win of the season. Laynce Nix added a two-run homer in the victory.
Although he frequently had to work his way out of trouble, Kyle Kendrick (1-1) was much better than his first start of the season. He tossed six innings of two-run ball on eight hits and two walks with six strikeouts.
For the second straight night, the Mets only got three innings of work out of their starter. Jeremy Hefner (0-2) was tagged for five runs on six hits with three walks as New York dropped a second straight game.
Lucas Duda hit two solo homers and John Buck had a solo shot as well for New York, which had won the previous three series' held in Philadelphia. Jordany Valdespin had three hits in the setback.