MLB Baseball

Mets beat Phillies to clinch top WC spot

(AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The New York Mets clinched a playoff spot Saturday, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 to secure the top National League wild card.

The defending NL champions will host San Francisco or St. Louis on Wednesday night at Citi Field, with the winner advancing to face the Chicago Cubs.

James Loney hit a two-run homer to back 43-year-old Bartolo Colon (15-8), and Jeurys Familia closed for his major league-high 51st save. T.J. Rivera, Jose Reyes and Asdrubal Cabrera each had an RBI single.

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Rank Name R
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2 J. Donaldson, Tor122
3 M. Betts, Bos120
4 I. Kinsler, Det117
5 G. Springer, Hou116
6 X. Bogaerts, Bos114
7t J. Altuve, Hou107
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Rank Name R
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2 N. Arenado, Col115
3 C. Blackmon, Col110
4 C. Seager, LAD105
5t P. Goldschmidt, Ari104
5t D. LeMahieu, Col104
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8 J. Votto, Cin100
9 J. Segura, Ari99
10 W. Myers, SD96
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