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Wild Card Watch: Mets Rally Falls Short in Loss to Phillies

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    Wild Card Watch: Mets Rally Falls Short in Loss to Phillies
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    Wild Card Watch: Mets rally falls short in loss to Phillies

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    NEW YORK -- The Mets fell behind by 10 runs early and finished just short of what would have been the largest comeback victory in team history, losing 10-8 to the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.

    New York's NL wild-card lead was cut to a half-game over St. Louis and San Francisco, which played at San Diego later Saturday.

    Philadelphia's Maikel Franco and Darin Ruf each hit long a home run for the second consecutive night as Philadelphia built a 10-0 lead by the fourth.

    Sean Gilmartin (0-1) fell behind 3-0 after 12 pitches and left having allowed five runs in two-thirds of an inning.

    Jay Bruce hit his first career pinch-hit home run with one out in the ninth. The Mets put two on before Michael Mariot got his second save by retiring Lucas Duda on a popup and Travis d'Arnaud on a comebacker.

    Alec Asher (2-0) allowed four unearned runs over five innings.