Joseph hits big HR, but Phils can’t hang on

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When it ended, Addison Reed entered to complete a four-out save, his 14th in 16 chances.

Reed earns four-out save

Neither starting pitcher factored into the decision. In his first outing back from an 11-day disabled list stint, the Mets’ Zack Wheeler couldn’t escape the fourth, allowing two unearned runs and throwing 81 pitches. Phillies starter Jeremy Hellickson made it to the seventh, giving up four runs, including a 426-foot Lucas Duda homer that clanged off the apple in center field.

Cleaning up: With the two teams stuck in a tie game in the seventh, Freddy Galvis and Aaron Altherr opened the inning with consecutive singles. That brought up Joseph, who crushed a 412-foot homer off Fernando Salas to give the Phillies a 6-3 lead. It would be short-lived.

Sparking the rally: Mets planted the seeds of their go-ahead rally long before Cabrera came to plate in the seventh. T.J. Rivera opened things with a leadoff homer against Hellickson, leading to the starting pitcher’s departure two batters later. Phillies manager Pete Mackanin turned from there to Neshek, who allowed back-to-back doubles to the first batters he faced.

Rivera's solo home run

Duda’s home run was the 122nd of his career, tying him for eighth on the Mets’ all-time list with Kevin McReynolds. Next up is Todd Hundley, who finished his Mets career with 124 homers.

Duda's solo smash

The Phillies were already walking off the field when Mets manager Terry Collins challenged second-base umpire Quinn Wolcott’s call of a Curtis Granderson caught stealing in the first. The crew confirmed the call via replay review, dropping Collins to 13-7 on challenges this season.

Rupp throws out Granderson

Phillies: Rookie right-hander Nick Pivetta (1-4, 5.40 ERA) pitches Sunday’s 1:10 p.m. ET series finale against the Mets at Citi Field. Following two starts in which he allowed just three runs in 13 innings against the Red Sox and Cardinals, he allowed six runs in just 2 2/3 innings in his last start against the D-backs.

Mets: Seeking a sweep, the Mets will send right-hander Rafael Montero (1-4, 5.63 ERA) to the mound for Sunday’s series finale against the Phillies. Entering the rotation in place of injured teammate Robert Gsellman, Montero is 1-0 with a 1.46 ERA in his past three outings.

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

Todd Zolecki has covered the Phillies since 2003, and for since 2009. Follow him on Twitter 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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