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Recap: Mets , Phillies
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Game: 3
Venue: Citizens Bank Park
Date: May 09, 2012 7:05 PM EDT
  

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Charlie Manuel ran out of patience, so he gave his players an earful after their latest ``ugly' loss.

Ike Davis hit a three-run homer, Andres Torres also connected and the New York Mets beat the Phillies 10-6 Wednesday night to complete their first three-game sweep in Philadelphia in six years.

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The Mets rallied to win all three against slumping Philadelphia. They trailed after five innings against Roy Halladay on Monday, after six against Joe Blanton on Tuesday and after six against Cliff Lee in the series finale.

``We have to wake up and play better,' Manuel said. ``We don't like what we've been doing. If we want to win, and be able to go where we want to go, we better start playing better.'

The five-time defending NL East champions are a season-worst four games under .500 at 14-18. The Mets (18-13) are five games above .500 for the first time since July 19, 2010.

``There definitely needs to be a change in intensity,' Jimmy Rollins said. ``That comes with relaxing. When you win, everybody relaxes.

Making his first start since straining his left oblique in the 10th inning of a gem against San Francisco on April 18, Lee allowed two runs and five hits, striking out six.

Lee left with a 4-2 lead, but Kyle Kendrick (0-3) quickly gave that up.

An RBI double by Justin Turner cut it to 4-3 in the seventh. Kendrick forced in a run by hitting pinch-hitter Lucas Duda with a pitch with the bases loaded. An RBI groundout by Torres made it 5-4.

Kendrick, booed loudly in the seventh, stayed in to start the eighth. He gave up a double to David Wright and a broken-bat RBI double to Scott Hairston before exiting. Fans mockingly cheered when Manuel came out to take the ball from Kendrick. He heard more boos on his way to the dugout.

One batter after right fielder Hunter Pence dropped a routine fly ball for an error, Davis hit a towering drive off Jose Contreras that bounced off the facing of the second deck.

``I'd boo myself too,' said Pence, who heard it from fans. ``I'm probably madder than they are that I dropped the ball. I understand. It's awful. It's not like I'm going to sleep easy or be OK with it. It's the worst feeling to let the pitcher down and the team down, but I'm not here to feel sorry for myself. I'm going to just take it and use it as fuel to play better, to get better.'

Tim Byrdak (2-0) retired the only batter he faced to earn the win.

Lee threw 10 scoreless innings in a 1-0 loss to the Giants in 11 innings, but landed on the DL a few days later.

``I think there needs to be more urgency than there's been,' Lee said.

Mets starter Dillon Gee gave up four runs and 10 hits in 5 2-3 innings.

The bottom of the order manufactured all of Philadelphia's runs, doing most of the damage with two outs.

Brian Schneider hit a two-out single in the sixth. Freddy Galvis followed with a high drive off the wall in left-center that scored Schneider to give the Phillies a 3-2 lead. Pinch-hitter Laynce Nix followed with an RBI single to center to make it 4-2.

Galvis had an RBI groundout in the fourth that gave the Phillies a 2-1 lead. Lee helped himself at the plate, driving in a run with an infield single to make it 1-0 in the second.

Daniel Murphy's RBI double with two outs in the third tied it at 1. Wright's bloop single to center drove in Torres to tie it at 2 in the sixth. Torres led off with a liner to center that Shane Victorino played into a triple. Victorino tried to make a sliding catch and the ball skipped past him.

``Things that we do need to change,' Manuel said. ``We have to execute better.'

NOTES: The Mets last swept the Phillies in a three-game series in Philadelphia on June 13-15, 2006. ... The Phillies sent RHP Michael Schwimer to Triple-A Lehigh Valley to make room for Lee. ... Nix (calf), Ty Wigginton (side) and Carlos Ruiz (hand) were unavailable to start for Philadelphia. ... A crowd of 43,840 was the 233rd straight sellout at Citizens Bank Park, including postseason play. ... Vance Worley (2-2, 2.84) pitches for the Phillies against San Diego when they open a three-game series on Friday.

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