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Despite a lineup featuring five players who were the leading vote-getters at their positions when the initial NL All-Star voting was released Tuesday, Philadelphia stranded 13 runners.
Dickey has been on a roll going back to last month in the minors, when he retired 27 straight batters following a leadoff single in Buffalo's 4-0 win over Durham on April 29.
Dickey has been tutored by Wakefield and said Sunday he would call his knuckleballing friend to pick his brain after his splendid outing against first-place Philadelphia.
The two-time defending NL champions have lost three straight -- including a near no-hitter by Boston's Daisuke Matsuzaka on Saturday night.
Raul Valdes wiggled out of trouble for New York in the seventh.
With runners at second and third and none out, he struck out sluggers Chase Utley and Howard before third baseman David Wright made a diving stop of Jayson Werth's grounder and threw him out -- with the help of a slick scoop by Ike Davis at first.
Valdes worked three innings for his first major league save and even drove a double over Werth's head in right for his first career RBI. The lefty reliever is 4 for 7 at the plate this season, his first in the big leagues.
NOTES: Reyes' first-inning single was his 1,000th career hit. ... The Phillies leading at their positions in fan balloting for the All-Star game were Utley at second base (the leading vote-getter overall), Placido Polanco at third, Werth and Shane Victorino in the outfield, and injured shortstop Jimmy Rollins. ... Mets 2B Luis Castillo was back in lineup after his sore left foot was examined by a doctor Monday.
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