Phillies pitching continued to serve up home runs in a 7-6 loss to the New York Mets on Friday night.
The Mets hit three homers. Rookie shortstop Amed Rosario hit the decisive homer, a leadoff shot against Hector Neris in the ninth inning to break a 6-6 tie.
The Mets hit four homers in beating the Phillies, 10-0, on Thursday night.
The Mets are 5-0 at Citizens Bank Park this season. They have out-homered the Phillies, 17-4, in those games.
Starting pitching report
Rookie Nick Pivetta was hit hard for the second straight start. He allowed seven hits, including two home runs, and six runs over 4 2/3 innings. One of the runs was unearned. Pivetta has given up 14 hits and 14 runs in his last two starts.
Mets right-hander Seth Lugo gave up eight hits and five runs over 5 1/3 innings. He walked four and struck out eight.
Neris took the loss.
Hansel Robles got two big outs with men on base in a tie game in the eighth and earned the win.
At the plate
Cesar Hernandez tied the game at 6-6 with a one-out homer in the eighth inning. It was his career-high seventh homer. Hernandez also singled twice and walked.
Tommy Joseph had two run-scoring hits. Odubel Herrera doubled and scored in the Phillies' three-run first inning. Herrera has hit in 14 straight games. He has 50 extra-base hits on the season, a career high.
The Phillies left 11 men on base.
Rosario's go-ahead homer was the first of his career.
Michael Conforto tagged Pivetta for a solo homer leading off the second inning. Yoenis Cespedes clubbed a 2-2 Pivetta fastball for a three-run homer with two outs in the third. The homer traveled 429 feet to left-center. Cespedes also singled home the Mets' sixth run.
Cespedes has 13 homers and 33 RBIs in 35 career games against the Phillies.
In the field
Freddy Galvis started a fourth-inning double play with a fielding gem (see video).
Rookie catcher Jorge Alfaro, in his second start since coming up from Triple A, made a costly throwing error in the fifth inning. It moved a runner to third after the runner went to second on a wild pitch by Pivetta. That runner, Neil Walker, ended up scoring the Mets' sixth run.
Alfaro did make a heads-up play in cutting down a runner at third to end the top of the eighth.
Vince Velasquez’s mysterious middle finger injury landed him on the disabled list (see story).
The series continues Saturday night. Aaron Nola (8-7, 3.12) pitches against Mets lefty Steven Matz (2-5, 5.77).