NEW YORK -- Kyle Kendrick pitched the second shutout of his career as the Phillies snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-0 win over the New York Mets at Citi Field on Friday night.
Michael Young and Ryan Howard had the big hits.
The Phillies are 10-14.
The Mets are 10-11.
Starting pitching report
Kendrick (2-1) allowed just three singles and a walk. He struck out five. He threw 107 pitches.
For his career, Kendrick is 3-1 with a 1.97 ERA in six games (four starts) at Citi Field.
Mets’ right-hander Dillon Gee (1-4) allowed seven hits and four runs in six innings. Four of the hits and all of the runs came in the sixth inning. Jimmy Rollins started that inning with a single.
Gee has lost twice to the Phillies this season. He has given up 11 runs and four homers in nine innings.
After struggling the previous two games, the Phillies’ bullpen got the night off.
At the plate
For the fourth game in a row, the Phils had a situation in which they had runners at the corners and no outs. For the first time, they scored on one of these situations as Young singled home Rollins in the sixth. Howard followed with a long, three-run home run to center. Howard’s third home run of the season was his 36th career longball against the Mets.
Young had three hits and is hitting .333.
In the field
Mets rightfielder Mike Baxter lost a fly ball from Laynce Nix in the lights and it went for a double.
Carlos Ruiz played for Double A Reading on Friday night (see story). He will play for Reading again Saturday night and be activated for Sunday’s game against the Mets. Asked if Ruiz would start Sunday’s game, manager Charlie Manuel said, “More than likely.” Cole Hamels will pitch Sunday.
A three-man umpiring crew worked the bulk of the game after home plate umpire Brian O’Nora left in the first inning with flu-like symptoms.
Jonathan Pettibone (0-0, 3.38) makes his second big-league start Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. against Mets right-hander Shaun Marcum, who will be making his season debut.