Phillies top Mets 5-4 as Stott homers in 9th off Edwin Diaz, adds tiebreaking SAC fly in 10th

Philadelphia Phillies catcher Garrett Stubbs, left, and pitcher José Alvarado, right, celebrate after defeating the New York Mets 5-4, Monday, May 13, 2024, in New York.
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By JERRY BEACH Associated Press

Bryson Stott hit a leadoff homer in the ninth against All-Star closer Edwin Díaz and delivered the tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the 10th inning as the MLB-leading Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 5-4 Monday night.

The Phillies trailed 4-2 before Díaz gave up Stott’s homer and hit Alec Bohm with a pitch with the bases loaded and two outs.

Philadelphia Phillies’ Alec Bohm reacts after being hit by a pitch during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Monday, May 13, 2024, in New York.AP Photo/Noah K. Murray

Bryce Harper, the automatic runner to start the 10th, took third on a wild pitch by Sean Reid-Foley (1-1) and scored easily on Stott’s long fly out to right.

Orion Kerkering (1-0) threw a perfect ninth and José Alvarado earned his eighth save with a 1-2-3 ninth, stranding automatic runner DJ Stewart at second.

Starter Cristopher Sánchez gave up three runs and struck out five in 5 2/3 innings for the Phillies.

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cristopher Sánchez throws against the New York Mets during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, May 13, 2024, in New York.AP Photo/Noah K. Murray

Garrett Stubbs and Johan Rojas had RBIs for the Phillies, who avoided their third two-game skid of the season.

J.D. Martinez had three hits and two RBIs for the Mets. Tomás Nido had an RBI single in the second inning and Pete Alonso scored on an error by Bohm in the seventh inning.

Mets starter Sean Manaea surrendered one run and struck out six in six innings.

New York Mets pitcher Sean Manaea throws against the Philadelphia Phillies during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, May 13, 2024, in New York.AP Photo/Noah K. Murray


Phillies: C J.T. Realmuto (right knee) sat for a second straight game, while DH/LF Kyle Schwarber (back), who missed Sunday’s game, struck out as a pinch-hitter in the ninth. Manager Rob Thomson said both players are day-to-day and hinted one or both could also sit out Tuesday’s game, which is an afternoon start.

Philadelphia Phillies’ J.T. Realmuto follows through on a single during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, April 10, 2024, in St. Louis.

Mets: LF Brandon Nimmo (right side) returned to the lineup Monday. Nimmo left after four innings Saturday, but entered as a pinch-runner Sunday, when he hit the walk-off homer in a 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves. … RHP Kodai Senga (right shoulder) will continue working on his mechanics during bullpens before beginning a rehab assignment. … RHP Drew Smith (right shoulder) is expected to be activated from the injured list Tuesday.


The teams complete the first half of their unique home-and-home series Tuesday, when Phillies RHP Aaron Nola (4-2, 3.67 ERA) opposes Mets RHP José Buttó (1-2, 3.00 ERA). The two, two-game series this week are necessitated by the two games the teams will play in London on June 8-9, when each team will have one “home” game apiece.