Sunday May 10th, 2015

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Chad Billingsley hit his third career home run Sunday against the New York Mets, lining a 92 MPH fastball from the New York Mets' Bartolo Colon down the left-field line just inside of the foul pole at Citizens Bank Park.

The solo shot gave the Phillies a 1–0 lead in the third inning. Billingsley's first home run of the season tied him for sixth on the Phillies, who entered Sunday with a MLB-low 16 home runs.

Over his nine seasons, Billingsley entered Sunday as a .140 hitter with eight doubles and 20 RBI in 399 plate appearances.

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On the mound this season, Billingsley entered Sunday's game 0–1 with a 9.00 ERA after allowing five runs on eight hits in five innings during a 9–0 loss to the Atlanta Braves on May 5.

The Mets tied the game in the top of the fourth, but the Phillies later took a 2–1 lead in the bottom frame thanks to a Grady Sizemore single that scored Chase Utley.

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