Santana Leads Mets Over Phillies 6-4

Wright finishes a home run short of the cycle for the winners
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 18, 2008 10:40 PM CDT
New York Mets' Brian Schneider, left, and David Wright tap fists after Wright scored on an RBI-double by Angel Pagan in the eighth inning Friday, April 18, 2008, in Philadelphia.   (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)
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(Newser) – Johan Santana struck out 10 over seven innings, David Wright fell a homer short of the cycle and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 on Friday. Santana (2-2) allowed three runs and four hits, outpitching Cole Hamels in a matchup of two of the best left-handers in the majors. Wright finished 4-for-4 with two RBIs and a walk.

Pinch-hitter Greg Dobbs hit a three-run homer off reliever Aaron Heilman to cut the Phillies' deficit to 5-4 in the eighth, but the Mets bullpen held on. Billy Wagner pitched a perfect ninth for his third save. Santana, the two-time AL Cy Young award winner kept a potent lineup off balance with his trademark changeup while mixing in quite a few sliders.