(NEW YORK) — Cliff Lee struck out 10, Jimmy Rollins homered after a video review, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 3-1 Monday night.
Dominic Brown also went deep against R.A. Dickey, who was looking to bolster his Cy Young resume but was denied his 19th win. Dickey struck out eight in seven innings of work.
The Mets managed seven hits off of Lee, but could only get one run past the lefty. “He controlled the game, he was that good,” Philadelphia manager Charlie Manuel said.
Meanwhile, the Mets continued to struggle offensively in their own ballpark. They have scored three runs or fewer at Citi Field in 14 straight games, a team record.
“You feel for him (Dickey), because all he’s done is given himself a chance to win a baseball game,” Mets manager Terry Collins said. “We’ll go back at the end of the year and recount the number of games where he didn’t get a decision, or he’s allowed us an opportunity to win, and hopefully it doesn’t get back to bite him too bad.”
The Phillies struck in the top of the first when Rollins reached on a passed ball after striking out, moved up on a wild pickoff attempt from Dickey and scored on a sacrifice fly from Chase Utley.
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