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Howard, Lee send Phillies to 6-2 win over Mets

New York Mets' Cory Sullivan looks up to see he is called out after diving back to first base too late as he was doubled up on a line drive hit by And...

New York Mets' Cory Sullivan looks up to see he is called out after diving back to first base too late as he was doubled up on a line drive hit by And...

Ryan Howard homered twice and drove in five runs, and Cliff Lee won his eighth straight start as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 6-2 in the National League on Monday.
Lee (5-0) did not allow an earned run in seven innings, lowering his ERA with the Phillies to 0.68 in five outings since he was acquired in a July 29 trade with Cleveland. His record is 12-9 overall. One day after second baseman Eric Bruntlett became the second major leaguer to end a game with an unassisted triple play, the Phillies beat their injury-riddled rivals in more conventional fashion. Lee, last year's AL Cy Young Award winner, yielded six hits and no walks against a light-hitting lineup that featured Fernando Tatis (six homers) in the cleanup spot. The left-hander struck out five. Philadelphia took the final three in a four-game series and won for the 11th time in 13 games overall, increasing its NL East lead to seven games over idle Atlanta.
Brewers 7, Nationals 1: At Washington, Ryan Braun hit a two-run home run to jump-start a six-run sixth inning as Milwaukee took three of four games from the Nationals. The Brewers sent 11 batters to the plate in the sixth. Jody Gerut had a two-run single in the inning and homered in the eighth.
Yovani Gallardo (12-10) gave up one run on four hits and four walks in five innings. He struck out eight.
Nationals starter Collin Balester (1-4) had a career-high six strikeouts in five-plus innings.
Rockies 6, Giants 4, 14 innings: At Denver, Ryan Spilborghs hit a grand slam in the bottom of the 14th inning to give Colorado a victory over San Francisco that increased its lead in the NL wild-card race to four games.
The Giants had taken a 4-1 lead in the top of the 14th on Eugenio Velez's two-run triple and Juan Uribe's groundout.
But Brian Medders walked Dexter Fowler leading off the bottom half. One out later Justin Miller (2-2) relieved and gave up a one-out single to pinch-hitter Chris Iannetta. He then walked Troy Tulowitzki and Adam Eaton to make it 4-2. Merkin Valdez came on and Spilborghs homered into the Rockies' bullpen.
In AL games: Tampa Bay 12, Blue Jays 7; Red Sox 12, White Sox 8; Twins 2, Orioles 1; Indians 10, Royals 6; Mariners 3, Athletics 1; Tigers 10, Angels 7.


Updated : 2021-04-15 20:10 GMT+08:00