Phillies-Mets: Phils Win Second Straight Off Extra-Inning Home Run

Sports WriterCorrespondent IJune 11, 2009

NEW YORK - JUNE 10:  Chase Utley #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies is met by Raul Ibanez #29 after hitting a home run against the New York Mets during their game on June 10, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Phillies and Mets. A series that has been anything but boring did not disappoint Thursday Night.

With the Mets down in the N.L. East and the Phillies getting hot, all the fans knew just how important a win would be.

The game kicked off early when Beltran grounded out to shortstop, sending Castillo home to give the Mets a 1-0 lead in the first.

The Phillies answered in the third when Rollins sacrifice fly sent Feliz home to tie the game.

The Mets answered right back when Beltran sent Castillo home yet again to give the Mets a 2-1 lead, they repeated this in the fifth.

With the Phils down headed into the sixth, Utley doubled off the pitch from Parnell, which sent Rollins home to bring the Phils within one.

The Phils tied the game in the seventh off ground out from  Canadian born Matt Stairs.

After a quick ninth inning, we headed to the 10th all tied at three a piece.

With one out, Victorino singled, after an Utley walk and a strikeout from Howard, Ibanez stepped to the plate with two outs and two men on.

It only took two pitches...and that baby was gone. Three run shot for Ibanez and his 21st homer of the year gave the Phils a 6-3 lead and eventually the win.

The Phils improve to 35-23, with a 23-9 road record. They are now four games ahead of the Mets in the East.

The Phillies take on the Red Sox on Friday, while the Mets get the Yankees.