Eickhoff fans 7, Stassi homers in defeat

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Bruce also hit a solo home run to right field against Phillies right-hander Jerad Eickhoff in the fourth inning to cut the Mets’ deficit to 2-1.

Bruce's solo homer

Phillies right-hander Edubray Ramos made things interesting in the top of the eighth when he threw a 96-mph fastball over the head of Asdrubal Cabrera. Ramos might have had Cabrera’s Sept. 22 walk-off home run against him on his mind. Cabrera celebrated with an emphatic bat flip.

Tempers flare after errant pitch

But Ramos ultimately walked Cabrera, and two batters later Bruce knocked his shot to right.

Phillies first baseman Brock Stassi hit a solo homer to right-center field in the ninth against Addison Reed to make it 4-3. It was the first hit of Stassi’s career. But with a runner on first and two outs, Reed struck out Howie Kendrick looking to end the game and pick up his second save.

Reed secures Mets' win

deGrom struggles early, recovers: deGrom allowed one run in 15 innings last season against the Phillies, but he allowed two against them in the first. The Phillies loaded the bases with one out, when Michael Saunders singled to right field to score the game’s first run. deGrom then walked Cameron Rupp to force in the second run. deGrom allowed six hits, two runs, two walks and struck out three in six innings.

Error proves costly: The Phillies and Royals entered the game as the only teams in the Majors without an error. But the Phillies’ 58-inning errorless streak ended with no outs in the seventh, and it cost them the lead. Curtis Granderson hit a ball to Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez, who turned and threw to first. But the ball got away from first baseman Stassi, allowing Bruce to reach third. Bruce scored on Neil Walker‘s sacrifice fly to tie the game.

Walker's sacrifice fly ties game

Mets: Matt Harvey (1-0, 2.70 ERA) looks to build on his successful 2017 debut when he returns to the mound for a 7:05 p.m. ET game Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park. Harvey looked sharp in his first start back from thoracic surgery, relying heavily on his slider in a win over the Braves.

Phillies: Right-hander Clay Buchholz (0-0, 7.20 ERA) makes his home debut on Tuesday night against the Mets. He allowed four runs on eight hits with two walks and three strikeouts in five innings last week in Cincinnati.

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Todd Zolecki has covered the Phillies since 2003, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow him on Twitter and listen to his podcast.

Anthony DiComo has covered the Mets for MLB.com since 2008. Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDiComo and Facebook, and listen to his podcast.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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