Philadelphia Phillies defeat New York Mets, 3-2

PHILADELPHIA - For $137.5 million, the Mets expect Johan Santana to hold a two-run lead, even on a night when he gets little support.

But that's exactly what he couldn't do Friday night, and on a night of missed opportunities, the biggest one might have been the chance for the Mets to inch closer in the NL East race.

Interim manager Jerry Manuel pulled Santana from a tie game after eight innings and 95 pitches. Duaner Sanchez then allowed a two-out single to Shane Vi...