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Overturned homer stifles Phils' late rally vs. Mets

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PHILADELPHIA -- For the fourth time in as many games, things got interesting between the Mets and Phillies in the final inning of the Mets' 5-3 win on Monday.

In the bottom of the ninth in Monday's series finale, Chase Utley appeared to hit a home run off Mets reliever Jeurys Familia with two outs and a runner on a second base that would have brought the score to 5-4.

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Mets manager Terry Collins immediately came out to challenge the home-run ruling, citing fan interference. After a one-minute and 50-second review, replay revealed that a fan had reached over the right field wall and scooped the ball with his hat, and the call was overturned.

Utley settled for an RBI ground-rule double, but the game ended when the next batter, Ben Revere, flied out to center field.

Erik Bacharach is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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