To learn about our efforts to improve the accessibility and usability of our website, please visit our Accessibility Information page. Skip to main content
Below is an advertisement.
Castro casts a big fly
Late rally sinks Phillies
Philadelphia jumped ahead early on Kenny Lofton's solo blast and Pat Burrell's two-run jack in the first inning, and appeared on its way to a key road win. However, Ugueth Urbina gave up a three-run shot in the eighth, and the Phils couldn't recover, falling into a tie with the Marlins for the Wild Card lead.
Complete story >  
Mets 6, Phillies 4
Ramon Castro celebrates his go-ahead three-run homer in the eighth inning. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Series at a glance:
Castro, Mets storm back
The Mets are just a half-game back in the NL Wild Card race, thanks in large part to Ramon Castro, who launched a three-run long shot in the eighth to give New York a come-from-behind win. Carlos Beltran had a solo shot, an RBI single and threw out a runner at home.
Complete story >  
TODAY'S WRAPS: August 30, 2005
Philadelphia (70-62)
Lost 3
NY Mets 6, Philadelphia 4   NYM
NY Mets (69-62)
Won 1
August 30, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   4 11 1
NY Mets
1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 X   6 10 0
Standings through 8/30/05  |  Gameday  |  Phillies Stats  |  Mets Stats
Rollins, SS4011112.262
Lofton, CF5121003.312
Utley, 2B4010110.294
Abreu, RF4110012.293
Burrell, LF4122011.283
Howard, 1B4010033.289
Bell, 3B4010010.245
Lieberthal, C4120002.250
Tejeda, P1000012.100
Madson, P0000000.000
a-Chavez, PH1000000.218
Urbina, P0000000.000

a-Grounded out for Madson in the 8th.

2B: Lofton (10, Seo).
HR: Lofton (2, 1st inning off Seo, 0 on, 1 out), Burrell (27, 1st inning off Seo, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Rollins; Lofton 6; Utley; Abreu; Burrell 5; Howard; Bell; Lieberthal 2.
RBI: Lofton (21), Burrell 2 (96), Rollins (36).
2-out RBI: Burrell 2; Rollins.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lofton 2; Rollins 2; Howard.
S: Tejeda 2.
Team LOB: 8.

SB: Rollins (29, 2nd base off Seo/Castro).

E: Bell (16, fielding).
DP: 2 (Utley-Rollins-Howard, Rollins-Utley-Howard).

Reyes, SS5120001.276
Cairo, 2B4000002.249
Beltran, CF3132100.267
Floyd, LF4000014.281
Wright, 3B3110111.315
Jacobs, 1B3000112.308
Woodward, 1B0000000.296
Diaz, RF3120101.269
Castro, C4223012.257
Seo, P1000001.111
a-Matsui, PH1000000.231
Heilman, P0000000.000
b-Anderson, PH1000001.266
Padilla, P0000000.000
c-Offerman, PH1000000.221
Looper, P0000000.000

a-Flied out for Seo in the 5th. b-Flied out for Heilman in the 7th. c-Flied out for Padilla in the 8th.

2B: Castro (13, Madson), Reyes (19, Urbina).
3B: Diaz (3, Tejeda).
HR: Beltran (14, 1st inning off Tejeda, 0 on, 2 out), Castro (6, 8th inning off Urbina, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Reyes 3; Beltran 6; Wright; Diaz 4; Castro 6.
RBI: Beltran 2 (62), Castro 3 (36).
2-out RBI: Beltran 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Castro; Floyd 2; Cairo.
GIDP: Jacobs; Diaz.
Team LOB: 8.

SB: Wright (16, 2nd base off Urbina/Lieberthal), Reyes (46, 3rd base off Urbina/Lieberthal).

Outfield assists: Beltran (Lofton at home).

Tejeda 6.07221213.19
Madson (H, 31)1.01111103.31
Urbina (BS, 7)(L, 4-5)1.02332113.82
Seo 5.010440621.86
Heilman 2.01002103.71
Padilla (W, 1-0)1.00000101.96
Looper (S, 28)1.00000103.23

WP: Madson.
HBP: Cairo (by Madson).
Pitches-strikes: Tejeda 100-63, Madson 27-14, Urbina 32-18, Seo 92-67, Heilman 41-23, Padilla 11-9, Looper 16-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Tejeda 9-7, Madson 0-2, Urbina 0-2, Seo 5-3, Heilman 2-3, Padilla 1-1, Looper 1-1.
Batters faced: Tejeda 25, Madson 6, Urbina 7, Seo 24, Heilman 9, Padilla 3, Looper 3.
EjectionsPhiladelphia Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel ejected by HP umpire Fieldin Culbreth. (5th).
Umpires: HP: Fieldin Culbreth. 1B: Marvin Hudson. 2B: Larry Young. 3B: Eric Cooper.
Weather: 82 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 13 mph, R to L.
T: 3:09.
Att: 36,505.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
Below is an advertisement.