Bruce homers twice as Phillies drop Mets 8-3

Aaron Nola carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning Sunday afternoon and Jay Bruce continued tormenting his former team by hitting two home runs and collecting four RBIs as the visiting Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 8-3.The Phillies took two of three against the Mets to improve to 10-15 since June 10 – a span in which they are 6-1 against New York and 4-14 against everyone else.The Mets are a National League-worst 8-17 since June 10.The game was played without incident one day after Phillies starter Jake Arrieta hit three Mets with pitches and threatened afterward to ” … put a dent in (the) skull” of New York third baseman Todd Frazier, who jawed at Arrieta after he was hit by a pitch in the fifth inning.Mets reliever Wilmer Font plunked Rhys Hoskins with a 96 mph fastball in the seventh. Hoskins, who was angry when New York’s Jacob Rhame threw inside to him twice during an April 23 game, homered off Font to cap the Phillies’ scoring in the ninth.Nola (8-2) allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits and three walks while striking out six over 6 2/3 innings. He allowed only two walks in the first 5 1/3 innings before Jeff McNeil reached on an error by Hoskins, immediately before rookie Pete Alonso’s 30th home run, which tied the franchise record for homers before the All-Star Break. The two-RBI blast gave Alonso 68 RBIs this season, the most ever by a National League rookie prior to the All-Star break.

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