Wheeler (2-5) ended a seven-start winless drought, striking
out nine and allowed one run on four hits to earn his first
victory since April 14 as the Mets won their third in a row.
Scott Rice retired the only batter he faced and Vic Black fanned
three in 1 1/3 innings before Jenrry Mejía struck out the side
in the ninth his fifth save.
Marlon Byrd belted a solo homer for the Phillies, who have been
outscored 33-13 during the six-game home skid against New York.
David Buchanan (1-1) gave up four runs - three earned - on seven
hits over 6 2/3 innings in his second major-league start.
The Mets opened the scoring in the second on a bases-loaded,
double-play grounder by Travis d'Arnaud - playing his first game
since suffering a concussion on May 13 - and made it 3-0 in the
fourth inning when Young clubbed his fourth homer into the seats
in left. New York pushed across another run when Curtis
Granderson drew a bases-loaded walk in the fifth.
Wheeler struck out the first five batters he faced and, after
allowing a pair of two-out hits in the second, set down the next
14 batters before surrendering a one-out blast to Byrd in the
seventh to make it 4-1 and end his night. Juan Lagares had a
pair of hits to extend his hitting streak to four games for the
GAME NOTEBOOK: Young broke a 14-game homerless and RBI drought,
a span in which he went 3-for-35. ... Phillies 1B Ryan Howard,
who was 5-for-9 with nine RBIs in his previous three games,
struck out in all four plate appearances. ... Although the Mets
managed to score twice with the bases full, they dropped to
6-for-47 in bases-loaded situations this season.
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