Mets rally from 10 down, come up short in 10-8 loss to Phils

NEW YORK (AP) The Mets fell behind by 10 runs early and finished just short of what would have been the largest comeback victory in team history, losing 10-8 to the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.

New York's NL wild-card lead was cut to a half-game over St. Louis and San Francisco, which played at San Diego later Saturday.

Philadelphia's Maikel Franco and Darin Ruf each hit long a home run for the second consecutive night as Philadelphia built a 10-0 lead by the fourth.

Sean Gilmartin (0-1) fell behind 3-0 after 12 pitches and left having allowed five runs in two-thirds of an inning.

Jay Bruce hit his first career pinch-hit home run with one out in the ninth. The Mets put two on before Michael Mariot got his second save by retiring Lucas Duda on a popup and Travis d'Arnaud on a comebacker.

Alec Asher (2-0) allowed four unearned runs over five innings.