Mets sweep Phillies as LaTroy Hawkins earns 100th career save

Carlos Torres of the Mets pitches against the Carlos Torres of the Mets pitches against the Phillies. (Sept. 22, 2013) Photo Credit: AP

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PHILADELPHIA - LaTroy Hawkins earned his 100th career save and the Mets moved into a third-place tie in the NL East with a series-sweeping 4-3 win over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.

Shortstop Wilfredo Tovar -- making his Mets debut -- drove in the tying run against Cliff Lee (14-7) with his first big-league hit, a single in the seventh inning. The go-ahead run scored when Domonic Brown bobbled the single in leftfield for an error.

Hawkins earned his 12th save of the season by working around a leadoff single in the ninth. Carlos Torres (4-5) allowed two runs in six innings for the win.

The Mets and Phillies are both 71-84 with a week to go in the season.

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