Ellis gets big hit in Phillies debut to key 5-1 win vs Mets
NEW YORK (AP) A.J. Ellis got a big hit in his Philadelphia debut, breaking a seventh-inning tie with a two-run double Sunday that sent the Phillies to a 5-1 victory over the New York Mets.
Vince Velasquez and four relievers quieted a streaking Mets lineup that was minus ailing sluggers Yoenis Cespedes (quad) and Neil Walker (back).
New York also lost shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera in the first inning. He exited with soreness in his left knee, a problem area that's sidelined him twice before this season.
And just when the Mets were beginning to build some momentum in the NL wild-card race, those three recurring injuries stalled them again.