Bruce provides all of Mets offense in 5-4 win against Phillies

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BYJohn Healy
Updated: Thursday, April 20, 2017, 1:26 AM
Jay Bruce finished 3-for-4 with two home runs and five RBI.

Terry Collins said before Wednesday's game that he wanted to see some home runs from his offense.

Enter Jay Bruce.

The Mets right fielder provided all the offense for the Mets, crushing a three-run and two-run home run, each giving the Mets the lead in a 5-4 win over the Phillies, snapping a four-game losing streak.

Robert Gsellman was effective on the mound, pitching into the eighth inning while striking out seven and allowing three runs on six hits in a no-decision.

Mets treat Jay Bruce like king on his two-home run night

PLAY OF THE GAME

With the game tied at 3 in the bottom of the eighth and a home run already under his belt, Jay Bruce came through again, blasting a two-run shot into right field to give the Mets a 5-3 lead.

TURNING POINT

With one hit through the first 5.2 innings, it was shaping up to be another loss for the Mets until Asdrubal Cabrera lined a single into center and Cespedes worked a four-pitch walk to bring up Bruce. Bruce jumped on a first pitch changeup, launching it over the right field fence for a three-run home run, which gave the Mets a 3-2 lead.

STAR OF THE GAME

Jay Bruce. The Mets right fielder finished 3-for-4 with two home runs and five RBI, picking up a sluggish Mets offense for a much-needed win.

Jay Bruce finished 3-for-4 with two home runs and five RBI.

(Frank Franklin II/AP)

STAT

10: Consecutive games Jay Bruce has gotten a hit against the Phillies.

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UNSUNG HERO

Asdrubal Cabrera. With the Mets offense hardly showing any signs of life, he sparked a two-out rally with a single in the sixth, setting the table for Jay Bruce's home run two batters later.

MIA

Curtis Granderson. The Mets center fielder extended his hitless streak to 11 at-bats after an 0-for-4 night.

QUOTE

"Shows people respect he's a good player and it's well deserved. And with what he went through here it's great to see him apply the effort tonight and hopefully it gets us on a streak." Terry Collins on Jay Bruce getting curtain call. 

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