Sandy Alderson

Ben Lively Homers Off DeGrom, Pitches Phillies Past Mets

Ben Lively homered and drove in four runs off Mets ace Jacob deGrom, and also pitched seven strong innings to lead the Philadelphia Phillies over New York 9-1 Tuesday night.

A day after falling behind the Mets 10-0 by the fourth inning, it was the Phillies' turn to answer back.

DeGrom (14-9) struck out the side in the first, but wound up allowing a career-worst nine runs — six earned — and 10 hits in 32/3 innings.

Lively (3-5) hit a two-run single in the second that made it 3-1. The rookie, who homered in his last start against Miami, hit a two-run drive in a six-run fourth.

Lively, 25, is 6-for-21 (.286) with two home runs and eight RBI in his first major...