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Howard's Homer in 9th Lifts Phillies Over Mets 3-2

Howard launched a 93 mph fastball off the facing of the second deck in right field to give his team a 3-2 lead

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    Howard's Homer in 9th Lifts Phillies Over Mets 3-2
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    SEPTEMBER 19: Ryan Howard #6 of the Philadelphia Phillies celebrates a two run home run in the ninth inning with teammate Chase Utley against the New York Mets at Citi Field on September 19, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

    Ryan Howard hit a go-ahead homer with two outs in the ninth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied to beat the New York Mets 3-2 on Wednesday night, adding a dramatic victory to their late-season playoff push.

      Jimmy Rollins hit a leadoff home run but the Phillies went into the ninth with only two hits. Chase Utley worked a two-out walk against rookie Josh Edgin (1-2), filling in for ailing Mets closer Frank Francisco, and Howard launched a 93 mph fastball off the facing of the second deck in right field to give his team a 3-2 lead.
     
    The big slugger pumped his fist as he rounded first base and Phillies players broke into a happy frenzy on the bench. It was Howard's 11th homer in an injury-shortened season and first since Aug. 31.