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NEW YORK -- The old guard took care of this one for the Phillies -- with both their bats and their brains. Erik Johnson Jersey . Ryan Howard had four hits, including a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning, and Jimmy Rollins homered and scored four times to lead Philadelphia past the slumping New York Mets 5-4 on Saturday night. Chase Utley drove in two runs for the Phillies, who have won the first two games of the series against their NL East foes after dropping four straight to Toronto. Rollins, Utley and Howard, the All-Star core of Phillies teams that won five straight division titles and a World Series championship from 2007-11, combined to go 9 for 12 with four RBIs. "Yeah, it felt good. It felt like old times out there," Howard said. "If we can get everybody going all at the same time, itll be a force to be reckoned with." David Wright hit his first home run since opening day, ending the longest drought of his career, and had three RBIs. But the Mets wasted another great chance to score in the late innings, losing their season-worst fifth straight and eighth in nine games. Following some confusion in the eighth, Philadelphia reliever Mike Adams (2-1) escaped a major jam by retiring pinch-hitter Bobby Abreu on a bases-loaded comebacker to keep it tied. "Obviously, I had to make him swing the bat," Adams said. "I threw a two-seamer that ran down and made him hit my pitch." With runners on second and third earlier in the inning, the Phillies held a meeting at the mound and threw an intentional ball to Eric Campbell in his second major league plate appearance. Thats when Utley and catcher Carlos Ruiz noticed the 40-year-old Abreu, cut by Philadelphia near the end of spring training, getting ready in the dugout. Utley and Ruiz persuaded Adams to go after Campbell before Abreu had a chance to bat. "We decided to change our minds," Utley said. "We saw him coming up there. We try to see everything, but we dont always." Adams said the chat pumped him up, and Utley is "always on top of it." The intentional walk was called off and Campbell eventually took strike three. "That was pretty neat to watch," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said. Rollins drew a two-out walk from Kyle Farnsworth (0-3) in the ninth and went to third on Utleys single. Howard followed with a line-drive single to centre. Jonathan Papelbon worked a hitless ninth for his 11th save in 12 chances. With a runner on second, he retired Wright on a foul popup to end it. A frustrated Wright held his bat above his head most of the way back to the dugout, then lingered on an otherwise empty bench for a few minutes with the lumber still in his hand. "The frustrating part is losing," Wright said. "An inning here, an inning there is costing us multiple games over the last few weeks." After the start was delayed 39 minutes by rain, the Phillies wasted no time jumping on Dillon Gee, who had a 7.46 ERA in nine previous starts against them. Philadelphia began the game with consecutive singles and a stolen base before Utleys sacrifice fly ended Gees career-best scoreless streak at 16 innings. Domonic Brown blooped an RBI single, but Gee dodged additional damage when Cody Asche lined out with the bases loaded. Wright tied it with a two-run shot on an 0-2 pitch from Kyle Kendrick, snapping a streak of 136 at-bats without a homer since March 31 against Washington. "I dont build my game around hitting home runs, so it wasnt too much of a monkey at all," Wright said. Rollins homered off the facing of the second deck in right to put Philadelphia ahead 3-2 in the second. Kendrick retired 14 of 15 batters after Wrights long ball and took a two-hitter into the sixth, when he walked leadoff man Juan Lagares. Daniel Murphy singled and Wright plopped an RBI double into right field, just beyond a diving Marlon Byrd. Campbell, with his parents taking pictures in the stands, was sent up to pinch-hit for his big league debut. He gave the Mets a 4-3 lead with a bases-loaded sacrifice fly against lefty reliever Jake Diekman -- and was all smiles while receiving a high-five from Murphy and congratulations in the dugout. "It was a real up and down day," Campbell said. Rollins legged out an infield single in the seventh and advanced on Scott Rices wild pitch. Utley doubled off the centre-field fence to tie it at 4. NOTES: Kendrick, hurt by poor run support, is 0-8 in 14 starts since beating the Chicago Cubs on Aug. 6 last season. ... Howard is 9 for 18 against Gee with six homers and 14 RBIs. Rollins is 11 for 22. ... Ben Revere made a terrific, tumbling catch in deep centre to rob Travis dArnaud of extra bases. ... LHP Cole Hamels (0-2, 7.02 ERA) will try again for his 100th career win when he makes his fourth start of the season Sunday in the series finale against LHP Jonathon Niese (2-2, 1.82). Hamels was hit hard in a 6-1 loss to Niese at home on April 29 and is 7-14 with a 4.65 ERA in 27 starts against New York. Tyson Jost Avalanche Jersey . -- Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run homer, Colby Rasmus drove in two runs and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Detroit Tigers 9-4 on Saturday. Semyon Varlamov Avalanche Jersey . Weise will have his hearing with the NHL head office over the phone, while the league has requested an in-person hearing with Kassian. Oilers centre Sam Gagner suffered a broken jaw after getting hit with a high stick from Kassian in Edmontons 5-2 win.CLEVELAND -- Michael Brantley did just about everything for the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night. The first-time All-Star homered and had three RBIs and Nick Swisher hit a go-ahead two-run shot in the sixth, leading Cleveland to a 5-3 victory over Masahiro Tanaka and the New York Yankees. The Indians stopped Tanakas bid to become the major leagues first 13-game winner. The rookie All-Star right-hander (12-4) allowed season worsts of five runs and 10 hits in 6 2-3 innings. But the night belonged to Brantley, who hit a leadoff homer in the seventh and had RBI doubles in the first and fifth, raising his average to .328. He also ran down Derek Jeters fly ball to deep centre on the warning track in the first when New York scored twice. "Hes a pretty good player, and hes getting better," Indians manager Terry Francona said with a smile. Brantley has 14 homers and 60 RBIs, both team highs. He also is tied for the AL lead with 10 outfield assists. "Hes a young player thats really developed into one of the better outfielders in the game all-around," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "And he showed why tonight. Its why hes an All-Star." Brantley chose to focus on the win more than his personal performance. "We did a great job as a team having quality at-bats all night," he said. "I was trying to get mistake pitches. I was lucky enough to get a couple of balls out over the plate and get good swings on them." Tanaka, who lost for the third time in four starts, took a 3-2 lead into the sixth before Swisher, a former Yankee, put Cleveland on top. "It was the first time weve ever seen him," Swisher said. "The first couple of at-bats youre kind of feeling him out. In that situation from the scouting reports and video weve seen, he loves that split-slider. When I got in that two-strike count, hed been burying that split all day long. For me, I was just lucky enough for him to hang that one." Lonnie Chisenhall started the sixth with a single. Swisher then homered on a 1-2 pitch. Trevor Bauer (3-4) allowed three runs in seven innings and retired 13 of the last 14 hitters he faced. New Yorks only baserunner in that stretch came on Swishers fifth-inning error. Bauer struck out six and walked two in winning for the first time since June 16. Adam Foote Jersey. Cody Allen pitched the ninth for his 10th save. The Yankees were held to four hits, none after Brian McCanns one-out single in the third. The Indians committed three errors, giving them a major league-high 75 for the season. Swisher heard boos from the crowd earlier in the game after going 0 for 2 and having a routine groundball go through his legs. Tanaka allowed a run in a 25-pitch first inning and gave up two hits in the second. He retired seven straight before allowing a run in the fifth when Brantley had a two-out double after Chris Dickerson led off with a single. Tanaka struck out five and walked one. "He did get on a roll in innings three, four and five and then the mistakes kind of caught up to him," Girardi said. "It happens, we know hes not going to be perfect, we understand that. We know how good hes been but we know hes not going to be perfect." New York scored twice in the first on Mark Teixerias RBI single and a throwing error by catcher Yan Gomes. Brett Gardner added a run-scoring groundout in the second. Jason Kipnis started the first with a single, stole second and scored when Brantley doubled to right. Gardner walked to start the game and moved to second on Jacoby Ellsburys single. Dickerson attempted a diving catch of Teixerias bloop hit, but the ball deflected off his glove and rolled toward centre, allowing Gardner to score. New York pulled a double steal when McCann struck out swinging. Gomes throw to second went into centre field and Ellsbury scored. Teixerias stolen base was his first of the season. NOTES: RHP Brandon McCarthy (3-10) will make his Yankees debut Wednesday night. He was acquired from Arizona on Sunday. "Its the Yankees," he said. "Its a team thats in contention. Its a team thats known for winning, theres really no other answer than its just the Yankees." ... The Indians recalled C Roberto Perez and LHP Nick Hagadone from Triple-A Columbus. ... Yankees OF Carlos Beltran (soreness behind right knee) was out of the lineup for the second straight game. ... Girardi said RHP Shane Greene, who recorded his first major league win Monday, will start Saturday against Baltimore. ... RHP Josh Tomlin (5-6) starts for the Indians on Wednesday. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '