Phillies Use Late-Inning Magic Again To Top Mets 5-4

CBS Philly

NEW YORK (AP) — The old guard took care of this one for the Phillies — with both their bats and their brains.

Ryan Howard had four hits, including a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning, and Jimmy Rollins homered and scored four times to lead Philadelphia past the slumping New York Mets 5-4 on Saturday night.

Chase Utley drove in two runs for the Phillies, who have won the first two games of the series against their NL East foes after dropping four straight to Toronto.

Rollins, Utley and Howard, the All-Star core of Phillies teams that won five straight division titles and a World Series championship from 2007-11, combined to go 9 for 12 with four RBIs.

“Yeah, it felt good. It felt like old times out there,” Howard said. “If we can get everybody going all at the same time, it’ll be a force to be reckoned with.”

David Wright hit his…

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