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NEW YORK -- Marlon Byrd's RBI double in the 11th inning on Friday night lifted the Philadelphia Phillies to a 3-2 win over the New York Mets at Citi Field.

The Phillies, who blew a 2-1 lead in the eighth inning, snapped a four-game losing streak to improve to 16-18 and move into a tie for fourth place in the National League East with the Mets, who lost their fourth in a row and for the seventh time in the last eight games.

Second baseman Chase Utley began the winning rally with his third hit in five at-bats, a one-out double off right-hander Carlos Torres. After first baseman Ryan Howard was intentionally walked, Byrd -- who revived his career with the Mets last season by hitting 21 homers in 117 games before an August trade to Pittsburgh -- doubled just fair down the first base line to bring home Utley with his third run of the game and the Phillies' first run since the fifth inning.

Left-hander Mario Hollands picked up the win by working around a single in the 10th. Right-hander Jonathan Papelbon notched his 10th save with a perfect 11th.

Byrd's double provided a rare bit of timely hitting in an otherwise inefficient evening in which the final score was not reflective of the many scoring opportunities both teams generated -- and squandered -- duringa four-hour and 39-minute affair.

The Mets and Phillies combined to strand 32 runners, including 28 in the first nine innings. There were just five 1-2-3 innings.

Left fielder Dominic Brown had two RBI singles for the Phillies. Catcher Carlos Ruiz singled, stole a base and reached base three times in four plate appearances.

Phillies right-hander Roberto Hernandez was in line for the win after five laborious innings in which he limited the Mets to one run despite giving up six hits and three walks. The Mets stranded 10 baserunners against Hernandez, who struck out four.

The Mets scored in the first but left the bases loaded and stranded 10 runners in the next six innings before tying the score in the eighth. Second baseman Daniel Murphy drew a two-out walk and raced home on third baseman David Wright's double to left.

Murphy scored both runs for the Mets. Right fielder Curtis Granderson had an RBI double and Wright, new starting shortstop Wilmer Flores and catcher Travis d'Arnaud all had two hits apiece.

Wright's RBI hit spared right-hander Jenrry Mejia the loss. Mejia allowed both runs, six hits and three walks while striking out four in 4 1/3 innings. He has surrendered 16 runs in 14 2/3 innings in his last three starts.

The Mets snapped a 23-inning scoring drought in the first inning when Murphy and Wright singled with one out before Granderson laced an RBI double down the right-field line. The Mets had not scored since the fourth inning of a 4-3 loss to Miami on Monday.

Mejia wriggled out of trouble in each of the first two innings, during which the Phillies left five men on base, before Philadelphia tied it in the third. Utley doubled, went to third on a long flyout by Howard and scored on Brown's single.

The Phillies took the lead and chased Mejia in the fifth, when Utley was hit by a pitch, stole second and scored on Brown's two-out single. But Philadelphia once again left the bases loaded when right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka struck out Hernandez.

The first five innings were appropriately summarized in the bottom of the fifth, when the Mets had runners at second and third with nobody out after a throwing error by shortstop Jimmy Rollins and failed to score. The two teams combined to strand 20 runners -- 10 shy of the record for a nine-inning game -- in the first five innings, which took two hours and 17 minutes to complete.

NOTES: To make room for IF Wilmer Flores, the Mets designated SS Omar Quintanilla for assignment after Wednesday's 1-0 loss to Miami. Quintanilla hit .207 in 29 at-bats. ... Mets RHP Matt Harvey, who underwent Tommy John surgery last October, threw 20 pitches from 120 feet on Friday and said he hopes to throw off a mound on June 10. ... Mets 1B Lucas Duda was scratched because of stomach flu. Duda received IV fluids at a local hospital on Friday afternoon but was on the bench by first pitch. ... Before the game, the Phillies purchased the contract of IF Reid Brignac from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. IF Freddy Galvis was optioned to the same affiliate on Thursday night after the Phillies' 12-6 loss to Toronto. ... RHP Shawn Camp, whom the Phillies outrighted on Thursday, elected free agency. ... New York Jets QB Geno Smith threw out the first pitch. Offensive linemen, Willie Colon and D'Brickashaw Ferguson were guests of the Mets during batting practice.

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