PHILADELPHIA — Phillies reliever Jeff Manship knew he had to keep pitching to protect the tired Philadelphia bullpen. He never expected the reason for why he couldn't complete the job.
Manship struck out six in four hitless extra innings and would've come out for the 14th but he strained his right quadriceps trying to beat out a grounder in the 13th.
David Wright had an RBI single with two outs in the 14th inning and Buddy Carlyle, who was called up as an emergency arm prior to the game, tossed three scoreless extra innings to lead the Mets to a 5-4 victory over Philadelphia on Saturday in the second straight marathon game between the teams.
"I was feeling real good pitching," Manship said. "It's definitely an outing to build on, but it's just frustrating the way it ended."
New York needed 5 hours, 32 minutes to win this one after losing to the Phillies 6-5 in a 14-inning game Friday night that took 5:23 to complete.
The Phillies and Mets have played 37 innings in three games with two more still to play in the rare five-game series.
The Mets went without a hit in extra innings until Wright's knock off Antonio Bastardo (3-3). Bastardo walked Ruben Tejada to start the 14th, and Tejada went to second on Juan Lagares' sacrifice bunt. After Daniel Murphy popped out, Wright lined a single to left to score Tejada.
"David Wright was in a big spot and got a big hit," Mets manager Terry Collins said.
Carlos Torres worked out of a jam in the bottom of the 14th to earn his second save in three chances. The Phillies put runners on first and second with no outs, but Torres struck out Ben Revere, got Jimmy Rollins to pop out and struck out Chase Utley.
"The only thing we know is we won, don't ask me how," Collins joked. "There are a lot of tired bodies out there."
Carlyle (1-0) last pitched in the major leagues in 2011 and last earned a victory on June 25, 2008, He was in El Paso, Texas on Friday night pitching for the Mets' Triple-A Las Vegas club when he received a call at 11 o'clock summoning him to Philadelphia after New York used eight pitchers on Friday.
The right-hander said he slept "maybe a couple of hours" before boarding a 6 a.m. flight, arriving at Citizens Bank Park at 2:30 p.m. for the 3:05 scheduled first pitch.
"It feels good just coming back," said Carlyle, who has spent the majority of his 16-year professional career in the minor leagues. "It's a lot of work to get back. I wasn't sure if I'd get another opportunity to play at the major league (level). It just feels good to contribute."
Tejada had three hits, including a homer, with two RBIs for the Mets, who won their fourth in five games.
Ryan Howard hit a three-run homer for Philadelphia, which tied the game in the ninth on Domonic Brown's RBI single.
Manship had a chance to win the game in the 13th with his own base hit, and it looked like he might beat out a bounding ball up the middle that would've plated the winning run. But he pulled up lame a few feet from the first-base bag.
"I was going to do anything I could to get a hit there," he said.
Manship was batting for the second time, as manager Ryne Sandberg wanted to rest the Philadelphia bullpen after six relievers pitched Friday.
Manship, who has struggled much of the season and entered with a 7.53 ERA in 14 1-3 innings, relished the opportunity.
"I realize there aren't too many people left, so it's basically on me," he said of his thought process. "That's what's really frustrating about getting hurt in that situation."
The Phillies got to extra innings because Brown singled off Jeurys Familia, who blew his first save in his second opportunity.
But then both teams had trouble generating offense.
Carlyle didn't allow a hit in the 11th or 12th.
Brown's ninth-inning hit prevented Mets starter Jacob deGrom from earning his first career victory. DeGrom has pitched well in all four of his starts, owning a 2.42 ERA, but is 0-2. He was in line for the win after striking out 11 in 6 1-3 strong innings before Familia blew the save.
The Mets were in control of the game with a 4-0 lead until Howard's homer in the seventh.
Bobby Abreu and Lucas Duda had RBI hits in the first to help the Mets jump to a 2-0 lead. Tejada put New York in front 3-0 with a rare show of power, clearing the fence in left for his third career homer in 1,342 career at-bats.
New York tacked on a run in the sixth on Tejada's single.
All of four of the Mets' early runs came off Kyle Kendrick, who is 1-10 over his last 18 starts dating to Aug. 11. Kendrick allowed eight hits while striking out five and walking two.
Howard's homer gave him 1,000 career RBIs. He reached the milestone in 1,230 games.
Curtis Granderson broke an 0 for 22 skid with a ninth-inning single.
NOTES: Reid Brignac went 0 for 5 with four strikeouts. ... To make room for Carlyle, the Mets sent starter Rafael Montero to Triple-A. ... Lagares was a late scratch from the starting lineup due to a strained rib cage. Chris Young led off and started in center in his place. ... Former Phillies right-hander Roy Oswalt threw out the ceremonial first pitch. ... Mets LHP Jonathon Niese (3-3, 2.74) opposes Phillies LHP Cole Hamels (1-3, 4.43) at 1:35 Sunday.