Phillies unload on Diaz, Mets in 9th for 7-2 win

Jay Bruce exacted some revenge on his former team Friday night, when he laced a tie-breaking RBI single in the ninth inning to jumpstart a five-run rally that lifted the visiting Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-2 win over the New York Mets in the opener of a three-game series.Bruce got the go-ahead hit off Edwin Diaz a little more than seven months after he was dealt to the Seattle Mariners in a blockbuster trade that brought Diaz and Robinson Cano to the Mets. Bruce was traded by the Mariners to the Phillies on June 2.The Phillies are just 9-14 since June 10, but they’ve won all five of their meetings against the Mets in that span. The Mets are a National League-worst 7-16 since June 10.J.T. Realmuto led off the ninth with a double against Diaz (1-6) and scored when Bruce singled on a 1-0 pitch. Roman Quinn, pinch-running for Bruce, stole second and took third on a throwing error by Mets catcher Wilson Ramos before trotting home on a one-out pinch-hit single by Sean Rodriguez.The Phillies piled on with two outs when Jean Segura hit a two-run double and scored on Bryce Harper’s double.Adam Morgan (3-3), the Phillies’ fourth pitcher, earned the win by recording the final two outs in the eighth.

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