Philadelphia Phillies defeat New York Mets, 5-4

PHILADELPHIA - Not even the most epic collapse by the Phillies can send the Mets into the postseason.

Yet there was a consolation on a day Pedro Martinez completed his former team's mathematical elimination: John Maine returned to the rotation with three solid innings against the Phillies.

Ninety-nine days after Maine last pitched in the majors, he threw 57 pitches in the first game of Sunday's day-night doubleheader, allowing one run on two hits with a walk and two str...