PHILADELPHIA - Wilfredo Tovar's first big-league hit lifted the New York Mets to a 4-3 victory and a three-game sweep over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
Tovar's single plated two runs in the seventh to give the Mets a one-run lead. Juan Lagares (infield single) and Anthony Recker (double) set up the go-ahead scores.
Lagares provided the Mets an insurance run in the eighth with an RBI double.
In six innings, Carlos Torres (4-5) gave up two runs on seven hits while striking out six and walking three to earn the win.
LaTroy Hawkins picked up career save No. 100 with a scoreless ninth.
In the eighth, Cody Asche struck out with the tying run on third base after the Phillies pulled within one run when Carlos Ruiz tug up and scored from third on a foul-ball pop fly.
The loss was the first for Phillies skipper Ryne Sandberg as permanent manager. The club removed his interim tag earlier in the day. Philadelphia is 18-17 overall since Sandberg took the helm.
Cliff Lee (14-7) yielded three runs, two of which were earned, over seven walk-free innings. He struck out eight.
In the second, Kevin Frandsen plated Domonic Brown for the Phillies' first run with a double to center field.
Philadelphia went ahead in the sixth on an RBI single from Brown to score Jimmy Rollins, who led off with a double. The Phillies could have scored more after loading the bases with one out, but Asche struck out and Frandsen flew out to end the inning.
The Mets got on the board in the fourth but wasted an opportunity to score more. Wilmer Flores doubled to follow Eric Young Jr.'s leadoff single to put men on second and third, but only Young scored on an RBI groundout by Andrew Brown.
Larages had three hits and Young, Recker and Tovar each added two apiece for New York.
Chase Utley and Kevin Frandsen each notched a pair of hits for the Phillies.
NOTES: For the seventh consecutive season, the Phillies surpassed the 3-millon mark in attendance, with a final turnstile report of 3,012,403. Sunday's attendance of 44,398 marked the sixth sellout of the year for Philadelphia. ... Mets 3B David Wright was not in the starting lineup Sunday, getting a scheduled day off. Wright, who came off the disabled list Friday, played in the first two games of the series. ... New York won the season series between the two clubs, 10-9. ... The Phillies finished the season with a home record of 43-38. They were 40-41 at Citizens Bank Park a year ago. ... New York resumes its road trip Monday in Cincinnati, where Aaron Harang (5-12, 5.69) will face the Reds. ... Roy Halladay (4-4, 6.71) will start for Philadelphia on Monday in Miami against the Marlins.