- Associated Press - Friday, August 8, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia Phillies have faced Bartolo Colon three times this year, and lost each time.

Colon pitched eight innings for his 200th career victory, Travis d’Arnaud homered and the New York Mets held on for a 5-4 victory at Philadelphia on Friday night.

The 41-year-old Colon improved to 3-0 with a 1.59 ERA against the Phillies this season. He was 1-2 with a 4.65 ERA in five career games against Philadelphia before this year.

“He throws a lot of fastballs but he changes speeds with them making it difficult to gauge the velocity,” Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said.

The Mets won for the 10th time in their last 11 games in Philadelphia. New York has outscored Philadelphia 63-32 during those contests.

“They’ve swung the bats well against us all year so we need to find a way to cool them down,” Sandberg said.

Marlon Byrd homered, Grady Sizemore drove in two runs and hot-hitting Ben Revere had two of the Phillies’ nine hits. Revere is batting a major league-best .388 since June 26.

The 41-year-old Colon joined Pedro Martinez and Juan Marichal as the only Dominican-born pitchers to reach 200 victories.

“I’m really happy to be in that category,” Colon said through an interpreter. “I’m expecting a call from those guys.”

He gave up one run and six hits, struck out six and walked none.

“It’s amazing that he’s still able to perform like he does,” Mets manager Terry Collins said. “Two hundred wins, that’s a lot of wins.”

Colon (11-9) didn’t allow a batter to reach second base except for Byrd, who led off the seventh with a drive over the wall in left for his 22nd homer. Colon departed after throwing 107 pitches.

Philadelphia’s A.J. Burnett (6-12) surrendered 11 hits, tying a season high, resulting in five runs in his third consecutive loss. The right-hander struck out eight and walked two while falling to 0-4 with a 6.66 ERA in his last five starts.

The Phillies nearly came back in the ninth, when they scored three runs on three hits.

Chase Utley doubled and Ryan Howard walked against left-hander Dana Eveland. Closer Jenrry Mejia relieved Eveland and Byrd singled to load the bases. Sizemore then lined a two-run double off the wall in right that trimmed New York’s lead to 5-3.

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