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Triple play ends it
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Phillies 9, Mets 7
Jayson Werth's three-run shot in the first put the Phils ahead to stay. (Henny Ray Abrams/AP)
Jayson Werth and Carlos Ruiz hit early three-run homers and Pedro Martinez tossed six effective innings in his return to New York as a Phillie, but it was Eric Bruntlett who secured the win, turning the first game-ending unassisted triple play in National League history and only the second in Major League history.
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Series at a glance:
PHI
Philadelphia (71-50)
Won 2
Philadelphia 9, NY Mets 7   NYM
NY Mets (57-67)
Lost 2
August 23, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Philadelphia
6 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0   9 10 2
NY Mets
2 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 1   7 11 0
Standings thru 8/23/09  |  Recap: PHI | NYM  |  Gameday  |  Phillies stats  |  Mets stats
Philadelphia AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Rollins, SS 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 .243
Victorino, CF 2 1 1 0 3 1 0 .313
Werth, RF 5 1 2 3 0 1 4 .271
Howard, 1B 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 .266
Ibanez, LF 4 1 0 0 1 1 0 .285
Feliz, 3B 4 2 1 0 1 1 0 .280
Bruntlett, 2B 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 .154
Ruiz, C 4 1 1 3 0 0 4 .232
Martinez, P, P 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 .167
  Durbin, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
  a-Stairs, PH 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .210
  Madson, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Lidge, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 35 9 10 8 6 6 13  

a-Walked for Durbin in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Rollins (33, Perez, O).
HR: Werth (29, 1st inning off Perez, O, 2 on, 0 out), Ruiz (8, 1st inning off Perez, O, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Ruiz 4; Victorino; Martinez, P; Rollins 2; Feliz; Werth 5; Bruntlett 3.
RBI: Werth 3 (79), Ruiz 3 (32), Martinez, P (1), Rollins (58).
2-out RBI: Ruiz 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Werth 2; Rollins; Howard.
SAC: Martinez, P.
SF: Rollins.
Team RISP: 4-for-9.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Howard (9, fielding), Bruntlett (4, fielding).
Triple Play: (Bruntlett).

 
NY Mets AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Pagan, CF 5 3 2 2 0 1 0 .293
Castillo, L, 2B 4 2 3 1 1 0 0 .321
Murphy, Dn, 1B 5 1 3 1 0 0 2 .261
Francoeur, RF 5 0 1 1 0 1 6 .268
Sullivan, LF 4 1 1 1 0 1 3 .275
Tatis, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .248
Schneider, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .176
Hernandez, A, SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 .243
Perez, O, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273
  Figueroa, N, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
  Misch, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
  a-Reed, J, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252
  Green, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Sheffield, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .279
  Dessens, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 38 7 11 7 2 5 17  

a-Flied out for Misch in the 7th. b-Flied out for Green, S in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Murphy, Dn (24, Martinez, P), Hernandez, A (11, Madson).
3B: Francoeur (4, Martinez, P).
HR: Pagan 2 (5, 1st inning off Martinez, P, 0 on, 0 out; 3rd inning off Martinez, P, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Francoeur 3; Hernandez, A 2; Sullivan; Castillo, L 3; Murphy, Dn 4; Pagan 8.
RBI: Pagan 2 (25), Francoeur (59), Sullivan (8), Murphy, Dn (42), Hernandez, A (27), Castillo, L (34).
2-out RBI: Murphy, Dn; Hernandez, A.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Tatis; Schneider; Sullivan; Sheffield.
Team RISP: 2-for-14.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Castillo, L 2 (15, 2nd base off Martinez, P/Ruiz, 2nd base off Durbin/Ruiz), Sullivan (4, 2nd base off Madson/Ruiz).

 
Philadelphia IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Martinez, P (W, 2-0) 6.0 7 4 4 1 5 2 5.14
Durbin 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 4.75
Madson 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 2.95
Lidge (S, 25) 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.90
 
NY Mets IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Perez, O (L, 3-4) 0.2 4 6 6 2 0 2 6.82
Figueroa, N 2.1 4 2 2 2 1 0 6.30
Misch 4.0 1 0 0 0 4 0 4.09
Green, S 1.0 1 1 1 2 1 0 5.30
Dessens 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.95

WP: Green, S 2.
Pitches-strikes: Martinez, P 90-61, Durbin 26-14, Madson 15-11, Lidge 9-7, Perez, O 47-27, Figueroa, N 39-20, Misch 47-34, Green, S 25-12, Dessens 13-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Martinez, P 6-2, Durbin 1-1, Madson 0-3, Lidge 2-0, Perez, O 1-1, Figueroa, N 0-2, Misch 3-2, Green, S 2-0, Dessens 0-1.
Batters faced: Martinez, P 26, Durbin 5, Madson 5, Lidge 4, Perez, O 8, Figueroa, N 13, Misch 13, Green, S 6, Dessens 3.
Ejections: Philadelphia Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel ejected by HP umpire Mark Wegner (9th)
Umpires: HP: Mark Wegner. 1B: Rick Reed. 2B: Rob Drake. 3B: Tim Timmons.
Weather: 82 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 2 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:00.
Att: 39,038.
Venue: Citi Field.
August 23, 2009
August 23, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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