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Ruben Tejada of the Mets jumps to catch the ball before tagging out Ben Revere of the Philadelphia Phillies on a steal attempt in the first inning at Citizens Bank Park. (April 10, 2013)

Mets vs. Phillies

The Mets lost the rubber match of a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park.

Mets' Jordany Valdespin makes a catch on Philadelphia
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Mets' Jordany Valdespin makes a catch on Philadelphia Phillies' Ryan Howard fly ball during the seventh inning. (April 10, 2013)

Philadelphia Phillies' Jimmy Rollins throws to first as
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Philadelphia Phillies' Jimmy Rollins throws to first as Mets' Jordany Valdespin is forced out during the seventh inning. (April 10, 2013)

Philadelphia Phillies' Ryan Howard gets the throw for
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Philadelphia Phillies' Ryan Howard gets the throw for the out as Mets' John Buck head to first during the sixth inning. (April 10, 2013)

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Philadelphia Phillies' Laynce Nix and Erik Krantz celebrate
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Philadelphia Phillies' Laynce Nix and Erik Krantz celebrate Nix' two-run home run that scored Krantz during the sixth inning against the Mets. (April 10, 2013)

Philadelphia Phillies' Ben Revere slides beneath Mets' Ruben
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Philadelphia Phillies' Ben Revere slides beneath Mets' Ruben Tejada on an attempted steal during the first inning. (April 10, 2013)

Mets' Lucas Duda returns to high-fives in the
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Mets' Lucas Duda returns to high-fives in the dugout after hitting a home run during the fourth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies. (April 10, 2013)

Ruben Tejada of the Mets jumps to catch
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Ruben Tejada of the Mets jumps to catch the ball before tagging out Ben Revere of the Philadelphia Phillies on a steal attempt in the first inning at Citizens Bank Park. (April 10, 2013)

John Buck of the Mets watches Domonic Brown
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John Buck of the Mets watches Domonic Brown and Ryan Howard of the Philadelphia Phillies celebrate Brown's three-run home run in the first inning at Citizens Bank Park. (April 10, 2013)

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A Philadelphia Phillies grounds crew member holds down
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A Philadelphia Phillies grounds crew member holds down a wind blown tarp during a rain delay against the Mets at Citizens Bank Park. (April 10, 2013)

Philadelphia Phillies' Domonic Brown connects for a three-run
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Philadelphia Phillies' Domonic Brown connects for a three-run home run during the first inning against the Mets. (April 10, 2013)

Philadelphia Phillies' Chase Utley connects for a two-run
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Philadelphia Phillies' Chase Utley connects for a two-run home run scoring Jimmy Rollins from second base during the first inning against the Mets. (April 10, 2013)

Mets' Jordany Valdespin reacts after striking out with
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Mets' Jordany Valdespin reacts after striking out with the bases loaded during the second inning against the Philadelphia Phillies. (April 10, 2013)

Philadelphia Phillies' Domonic Brown, left, is congratulated on
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Philadelphia Phillies' Domonic Brown, left, is congratulated on his three-run home run by Michael Young, center, as Ryan Howard, who scored, heads to the dugout during the first inning against the Mets. (April 10, 2013)

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Mets' Jeremy Hefner throws during the first inning
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Mets' Jeremy Hefner throws during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies. (April 10, 2013)

Philadelphia Phillies' Kyle Kendrick throws during the first
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Philadelphia Phillies' Kyle Kendrick throws during the first inning against the Mets. (April 10, 2013)

The Philadelphia Phillies' Michael Young (10) celebrates with
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The Philadelphia Phillies' Michael Young (10) celebrates with John Mayberry (15) after hitting a home run in the third inning of a game against the Mets. (April 9, 2013)

The Philadelphia Phillies' Ryan Howard (6) celebrates with
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The Philadelphia Phillies' Ryan Howard (6) celebrates with Domonic Brown after Howard hit a solo home run in the third inning of a game against the Mets. (April 9, 2013)

Mets infielders meet on the mound in the
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Mets infielders meet on the mound in the second inning against the Philadelphia Phillies. (April 9, 2013)

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Starting pitcher Dillon Gee of the Mets throws
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Starting pitcher Dillon Gee of the Mets throws a pitch against the Philadelphia Phillies. (April 9, 2013)

Ryan Howard of the Philadelphia Phillies is congratulated
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Ryan Howard of the Philadelphia Phillies is congratulated by third base coach Ryne Sandberg after Howard hit a home run in the third inning against the Mets. (April 9, 2013)

David Wright of the Mets gets a base
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David Wright of the Mets gets a base hit in the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies. (April 9, 2013)

Michael Young of the Philadelphia Phillies greets Domonic
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Michael Young of the Philadelphia Phillies greets Domonic Brown after both score runs in the second inning against the Mets. (April 9, 2013)

Dillon Gee of the Mets looks on as
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Dillon Gee of the Mets looks on as he walks off the field after giving up four runs in the second inning against the Philadelphia Phillies. (April 9, 2013)

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Dillon Gee delivers a pitch in the first
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Dillon Gee delivers a pitch in the first inning of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies. (April 9, 2013)

Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins (11) fields a
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Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins (11) fields a ball hit by Daniel Murphy and throws to first base in the first inning of a game at Citizens Bank Park. (April 9, 2013)

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee (33) delivers a
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Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee (33) delivers a pitch in the first inning of a game against the Mets. (April 9, 2013)

Matt Harvey delivers a pitch during a game
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Matt Harvey delivers a pitch during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. (April 8, 2013)

Daniel Murphy scores a run in the third
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Daniel Murphy scores a run in the third inning of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. (April 8, 2013)

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John Buck is congratulated by teammates in the
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John Buck is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after hitting a three-run home run in the second inning of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. (April 8, 2013)

Lucas Duda jumps out of the way of
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Lucas Duda jumps out of the way of a pitch in the second inning of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. (April 8, 2013)

David Wright walks back to the dugout after
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David Wright walks back to the dugout after striking out in the first inning of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. (April 8, 2013)

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay throws to first
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Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay throws to first baseman Ryan Howard in the first inning of a game against the Mets at Citizens Bank Park. (April 8, 2013)

John Buck rounds the bases on a three-run
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John Buck rounds the bases on a three-run home run in the second inning of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. (April 8, 2013)

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Daniel Murphy returns to high-fives in the dugout
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Daniel Murphy returns to high-fives in the dugout after scoring on a single to center by Lucas Duda in the third inning of a baseball game with the Philadelphia Phillies. (April 8, 2013)

Matt Harvey delivers a pitch during the first
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Matt Harvey delivers a pitch during the first inning of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies. (April 8, 2013)

Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley fields a
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Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley fields a ground ball during the first inning of a game against the Mets. (April 8, 2013)

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