Series: Game 2 of 4

Philadelphia leads 2-0 (as of 7/11)

Game 1: Thursday, July 10
NY Mets2
Game 2: Friday, July 11
NY Mets3
Game 3: Saturday, July 12
in 11
NY Mets2
Game 4: Sunday, July 13
NY Mets4

Phillies 10

(51-39, 25-19 away)

Mets 3

(39-52, 19-27 home)

    7:10 PM ET, July 11, 2003

    Shea Stadium, Flushing, New York 

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    PHI 400060000 10 - -
    NYM 010000101 3 - -

    W: R. Wolf (10-4)

    L: A. Heilman (0-2)

    Mets rookie Heilman continues to struggle

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Pat Burrell homered to cap a four-run first inning, and Mike Lieberthal drove in two runs in Philadelphia's six-run fifth as the Phillies cruised to a 10-3 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night.

    Randy Wolf (10-4), headed to his first All-Star game, allowed one run and scattered four hits over six innings as the Phillies won their fourth straight and improved to 4-1 on their road trip.

    The Phillies jumped on rookie Aaron Heilman (0-2) early, sending the Mets to their fifth loss in a row -- all at home.

    Marlon Byrd and Tomas Perez each had three of Philadelphia's 14 hits.

    In the first, Jimmy Rollins hit a one-out single, and Bobby Abreu drove him in with an RBI double one out later. Lieberthal, who had three RBI, followed with a soft, looping single to center to make it 2-0.

    Burrell, who's had remarkable success at Shea Stadium, hit an 0-1 pitch from Heilman into the first deck in left field to give the Phillies a 4-0 lead. It was Burrell's 11th career homer at Shea, and third against the Mets this year.

    New York got a run back in the second on Vance Wilson's RBI single.

    Philadelphia broke it open in the fifth, scoring six times. Byrd hit a leadoff single and Rollins and Jim Thome walked to load the bases. Abreu drove in a run with a sacrifice fly, and Lieberthal followed with a two-run double -- ending Heilman's night.

    Dan Wheeler came in and got one out, but Perez drove in another run on a play that was indicative of the type of night the Mets had.

    Second baseman Jay Bell dashed out to right as Roger Cedeno came charging in after Perez's blooper. Bell tried to make the play, but the ball hit off the top of his glove and fell to the ground as Bell and Cedeno fell over each other and Perez ended up on second with a double.

    Wolf helped himself with an RBI single, and Byrd made it 10-1 with his second hit of the inning -- an infield single.

    Heilman allowed eight runs and eight hits in 4 1-3 innings in his fourth major league start -- by far his worst.

    Joe McEwing hit a sacrifice fly and Cedeno homered in the seventh to make it 10-3.

    Game notes

    The start was delayed 36 minutes by rain. ... The starting lineups were announced before the game in both English and Spanish as part of the Merengue Night festivities, and Cedeno received a smattering of boos both times. ... Mets OF Cliff Floyd was out of the lineup again, sidelined by a sore right wrist. He hasn't played since Monday, but could return as a pinch-hitter before the All-Star break. ... LHP Tom Glavine will start the series finale Sunday for the Mets on three days' rest after allowing five runs and seven hits in 5 1-3 innings Wednesday in a loss to Atlanta. ... The Mets have allowed 11 total runs in the first inning of their last three games.

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