Jeff McNeil hit a tiebreaking homer leading off the seventh inning, and the New York Mets beat Philadelphia 3-2 Sunday night, damaging the Phillies playoff hopes. The Phillies blew a two-run lead Sunday night and fell two games behind the Atlanta Braves in the NL East and 3 1/2 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals in the race for the second NL wild card. The Mets snapped a five-game losing streak.
A look at what’s happening around the majors on Monday: ___ CY YOUNG CONTENDER VS. DEBUTING PHENOM Toronto left-hander Robbie Ray, competing with the Yankees' Gerrit Cole for the AL Cy Young Award, leads the majors with 233 strikeouts, tops the AL with a 2.64 ERA and is 12-5 going into this start at Tampa Bay. Shane Baz, who will be making his major league debut after pitching for the United States at the Olympics, starts for Tampa Bay. The Blue Jays hold the second spot in the AL wild-card race
Philadelphia Phillies (76-72, second in the NL East) vs. New York Mets (72-77, third in the NL East)Flushing, Queens; Sunday, 7:08 p.m. EDTPITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Kyle Gibson (10-7, 3.33 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 132 strikeouts) Mets: Rich Hill (6-7, 3.88 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 131 strikeouts)FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Mets -123, Phillies +105; over/under is 8 1/2 runsBOTTOM LINE: New York and Philadelphia will play on Sunday.The Mets are 43-33 on their home turf. New York is averaging 3.7 RBIs per game this