PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A baserunning blunder contributed to another extra-inning loss for the Philadelphia Phillies.
Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer with two outs in the 11th, lifting the New York Mets over the Phillies 4-3 Sunday in the third straight game between the teams to run long.
The Mets and Phillies split a pair of 14-inning games the previous two days, combining to play nearly 11 hours.
The Phillies couldn't come up with a late, clutch hit in Saturday's 5-4 defeat, but they looked in good position in the seventh inning when Domonic Brown singled with one out and a runner on second.
But Cesar Hernandez was held at third on the hard-hit ball to left, and Brown misjudged the play and was out trying to stretch the single into a double.
"(Brown) overran the bag," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said. "He was thinking there was a play at the plate."
Chris Young's throw flew over the cut-off man and went home. Catcher Travis d'Arnaud threw to second baseman Daniel Murphy. Brown was about 10 feet from the second-base bag.
"I saw the throw go over his head," Brown said. "I thought I made the right read. We've got to be fundamentally sound to be a good ballclub."
The Mets didn't have to worry about any baserunning errors in the 11th.
Duda came off the bench in the 10th to play first base, then connected in the 11th to help the Mets win for the fifth time in six games.
"We are getting tired, (but) they are great to win," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "They lift the spirits up and it does get the energy, up even though you're tired physically. You know you can win these kinds of games."
Ryan Howard hit an early two-run homer for the Phillies. Marlon Byrd hit a solo shot in the 11th.
"In close games, extra-inning games, not to be able to just get the job done is very frustrating," Sandberg said.
Josh Edgin (1-0) struck out the side in the 10th. Jenrry Mejia held on for his sixth save in as many chances.
Phillippe Aumont (0-1), called up prior to the game to provide some help to the tired Philadelphia bullpen, got the first two outs of the 11th. After a walk to d'Arnaud, Duda hit his eighth home run deep into the seats in left-center field.