Michael Saunders

Bruce Snaps Tie In 8th With 2nd Homer, Mets Top Phillies 4-3

Jay Bruce homered twice, including the tiebreaking shot in a testy eighth inning to lead the New York Mets over the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 on Monday night.

Recently bumped up to the cleanup spot, Bruce put the Mets in front 4-2 with a towering, two-run drive off his own digital image on the videoboard in right field. He connected on a 1-2 pitch from lefthander Joely Rodriguez, giving Bruce four homers this season and three in the past two days after many expected New York to trade him last winter.

Tempers flared two batters earlier when Phillies reliever Edubray Ramos threw a first-pitch fastball over Asdrubal Cabrera's head — perhaps seeking revenge for Cabrera's...

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