Canha, Marte and Scherzer shine, Mets sweep Phillies

Mark Canha hit a two-run homer to take the lead for good, Max Scherzer settled after a shaky first inning to win his third straight start and the New York Mets completed a three-game sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies with a victory Thursday. for 4-2.

New York trailed 2-0 before Jeff McNeil hit an RBI single in the third and Canha hit an RBI single in the fourth against former Met Taijuan Walker (4-3).

Canha also homered and drove in four runs the night before, and is 6 for 10 with four homers and 11 RBIs in his past three games against the Phillies dating back to last season.

While the Mets are 30-27, Philadelphia (25-31) fell six games under .500, a season low. The reigning National League champions are in their fourth losing streak of four or more.

Scherzer (5-2) rallied after allowing two runs in the first and ended up giving up five hits in seven innings, striking out nine and walking one.

For the Phillies, Panamanian Edmundo Sosa 3-0.

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