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Offense builds early lead
Mets 6, Phillies 5
Ramon Castro slides into home plate safely in the fourth inning Friday. (Rusty Kennedy/AP)
 Delgado's two-run shot
 Reyes' homer
Carlos Delgado got things going with a two-run homer in the second inning, and the Mets scored three runs in the fourth but had to hang on for a close win in the first game of the twin bill. Orlando Hernandez tossed six strong innings, and Jose Reyes homered.
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Series at a glance:
NYM
NY Mets (44-33)
Won 2
NY Mets 6, Philadelphia 5   PHI
Philadelphia (41-38)
Lost 1
June 29, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Mets
0 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0   6 9 0
Philadelphia
0 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0   5 6 0
Standings thru 6/29/07  |  Gameday  |  Mets Stats  |  Phillies Stats
NY MetsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Reyes, SS4121011.316
Valentin, 2B4010020.276
Beltran, CF4000011.266
Wright, 3B3110110.288
Delgado, 1B4232010.230
Green, RF4000003.278
  Gomez, RF0000000.270
Castro, C4111020.254
Ledee, LF3100110.217
Hernandez, P3011010.200
  Mota, P0000000.000
  Feliciano, P0000000.000
  Heilman, P0000000.000
  a-Gotay, PH1000000.291
  Wagner, P0000000.000
Totals346952105 

a-Flied out for Heilman in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Wright (19, Durbin), Delgado (17, Durbin), Castro (3, Durbin).
HR: Delgado (12, 2nd inning off Durbin, 1 on, 0 out), Reyes (4, 3rd inning off Durbin, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Reyes 5; Valentin; Wright 2; Delgado 7; Castro 2; Hernandez.
RBI: Delgado 2 (44), Reyes (34), Castro (14), Hernandez (3).
2-out RBI: Castro; Hernandez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Green.
GIDP: Beltran.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
SB: Wright (17, 2nd base off Durbin/Barajas).
CS: Reyes (11, 2nd base by Condrey/Barajas).

 
PhiladelphiaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Rollins, SS4000010.286
Bourn, RF-CF3110100.286
Utley, 2B3000112.328
Howard, 1B3000122.249
Rowand, CF3111022.317
  Condrey, P0000000.000
  Zagurski, P0000000.000
  b-Burrell, PH1011000.207
  1-Eaton, PR0000000.194
  Mesa, P0000000.000
Dobbs, LF4110001.295
Helms, 3B4112020.240
Barajas, C4000020.210
Durbin, P1000000.000
  Sanches, P0000000.000
  a-Coste, PH1111000.429
  Victorino, RF2000010.265
Totals335653117 

a-Homered for Sanches in the 6th. b-Singled for Zagurski in the 8th.
1-Ran for Burrell in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Rowand (11, 2nd inning off Hernandez, 0 on, 0 out), Coste (1, 6th inning off Hernandez, 0 on, 0 out), Helms (2, 7th inning off Mota, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Bourn; Rowand 4; Burrell; Dobbs; Helms 4; Coste 4.
RBI: Rowand (41), Coste (1), Helms 2 (19), Burrell (32).
2-out RBI: Burrell.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rowand.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bourn (12, 2nd base off Heilman/Castro).

FIELDING
DP: (Howard-Rollins-Howard).

 
NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hernandez (W, 4-3)6.03222722.78
Mota 1.02220115.63
Feliciano (H, 7)0.20111001.88
Heilman (H, 6)0.11000003.93
Wagner (S, 16)1.00000301.78
 
PhiladelphiaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Durbin (L, 0-1)4.286625221.94
Sanches 1.10000202.70
Condrey 1.11000107.36
Zagurski 0.20000104.50
Mesa 1.00000108.41

WP: Durbin.
IBB: Ledee (by Durbin).
Pitches-strikes: Hernandez 97-56, Mota 19-13, Feliciano 14-9, Heilman 9-6, Wagner 14-10, Durbin 100-58, Sanches 13-9, Condrey 16-10, Zagurski 11-7, Mesa 10-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hernandez 5-6, Mota 1-1, Feliciano 0-2, Heilman 0-1, Wagner 0-0, Durbin 4-5, Sanches 1-1, Condrey 1-1, Zagurski 1-0, Mesa 0-2.
Batters faced: Hernandez 23, Mota 5, Feliciano 3, Heilman 2, Wagner 3, Durbin 23, Sanches 4, Condrey 4, Zagurski 2, Mesa 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Heilman 1-1, Sanches 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Adam Dowdy. 1B: Chad Fairchild. 2B: Dale Scott. 3B: Dan Iassogna.
Weather: 73 degrees, drizzle.
Wind: 3 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:13.
Att: 35,849.

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