Lagares, Hefner Lead Mets Over Phillies 4-3

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    TK
    AP
    New York Mets' Jeremy Hefner pitches in the first inning.

    Juan Lagares hit a go-ahead double, Jeremy Hefner pitched six effective innings and the New York Mets came back from a three-run deficit to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 Friday night.

    Hefner (2-6) gave up three runs — two earned — and 10 hits to help the Mets snap a five-game losing streak against the Phillies.

    Eric Young Jr. had two hits, including a two-run single for the Mets, who have won three of four. Scott Rice and Carlos Torres each tossed a hitless inning and Bobby Parnell finished for his 12th save in 15 tries.

    Cole Hamels (2-11) blew a 3-0 lead in another disappointing outing for the three-time All-Star. He allowed four runs and seven hits in six innings.

    The Phillies have lost two in a row after coming within one out of sweeping the defending NL East champion Washington Nationals before Jonathan Papelbon blew a save Wednesday night. They're four games under .500 and just four games ahead of the Mets.

    Hamels didn't allow a hit until Young lined a double off the wall to start the fourth. One out later, David Wright's RBI single cut the deficit to 3-1.

    Young hit a two-run single with two outs in the fifth to tie it at 3. Lagares doubled and Omar Quintanilla singled before Young's key hit.

    After Lucas Duda walked in the sixth, Lagares ripped a two-out RBI double to left-center to make it 4-3. Lagares finished 3 for 4 with two doubles.

    Hefner allowed one earned run in each of his previous three starts without getting a win. But this time, he got his first win since May 29.

    The Phillies gave Hamels a 3-0 lead in the second. Ryan Howard led off with a double to right-center and scored on Domonic Brown's double down the right-field line. After Delmon Young singled, Brown scored on a grounder by Ben Revere.

    An error by second baseman Daniel Murphy on Jimmy Rollins' two-out grounder scored Revere to make it 3-0.

    Hamels hasn't received much run support this season, contributing to his poor record. But he has an 8.63 ERA in the eight starts in which the Phillies have scored at least three runs for him. He's 2-5 with a no-decision in those games.