Howard, Phillies too much for Mets

Howard, Phillies too much for Mets

Ryan Howard went 2-for-5 with two homers and five runs batted in to lead the Philadelphia Phillies over the New York Mets 6-2 on Monday.

Philadelphia cashed as -300 road favorites, while the game played OVER the 7.5-run total set by oddsmakers.

Cliff Lee allowed no earned runs over seven innings to get the win for the Phillies, as Raul Ibanez was 2-for-5 with an RBI for Philadelphia.

Fernando Tatis drove in a run for New York, while Bobby Parnell was tagged for five runs over five innings to take the loss for the Mets.