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Mets hang to beat Yankees 6-4

Mets hang to beat Yankees 6-4

Ike Davis hit a three-run homer off a fielder's glove and the Mets hung on to beat the Yankees 6-4 on Friday as the New York teams clashed in interleague play.
The game began after a rain delay of nearly an hour, and the Mets immediately set up a big buffer, scoring five runs with two outs in the first inning.
Justin Turner had a two-run single and Davis followed with a fly ball to rightfield that a leaping Nick Swisher got his glove on. But when he hit the wall, the ball was nudged off the top of the fence and over for a 5-0 lead.
Still, the homer-happy Yankees rallied with three late drives. Alex Rodriguez and Andruw Jones went long against Jonathon Niese (5-3). Robinson Cano added a two-run shot in the eighth to cut it to 6-4.
That brought out Mets closer Frank Francisco, who made headlines in New York this week by saying "I can't wait to face those chickens" and expressing his desire to strike out the side against the Yankees.
In a heavy drizzle, Francisco got the last out on a popup with two runners on base, sending the Yankees to their third straight loss.
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ORIOLES 2, NATIONALS 1
In Baltimore, Jason Hammel pitched eight commanding innings with a career high-tying 10 strikeouts to lead Baltimore over near neighbor Washington.
Coming off a one-hit shutout against Atlanta, Hammel (8-2) allowed one unearned run and no walks in improving to 5-0 lifetime against Washington. He has gone 19 straight innings without giving up an earned run.
Orioles closer Jim Johnson got three outs for the save.
Mark Reynolds homered to help Baltimore end a three-game losing streak.
Nationals starter Ryan Zimmermann (3-6) allowed eight hits over seven innings.
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BRAVES 4, RED SOX 1
In Boston, Atlanta pitcher Jair Jurrjens made an impressive return to the majors by limiting Boston to one run.
Jurrjens, an All-Star last season when he topped the Braves with 13 wins, worked 7 2-3 innings, giving up only two hits.
The Braves got at least one hit in each of the seven innings pitched by Jon Lester (4-5).
Andrelton Simmons drove in two runs for Atlanta and Jason Heyward had two doubles and a single to help the Braves win their third straight.
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PIRATES 4, TIGERS 1
In Pittsburgh, A.J. Burnett pitched six shutout innings to win his seventh consecutive start as in-form Pittsburgh downed Detroit.
Burnett (8-2) extended his streak of starts that resulted in victories to the longest by a Pirates pitcher in 38 years. He matched his career high by winning a seventh consecutive decision.
Andrew McCutchen went 3-for-4 to improve his batting average to .346 and Rod Barajas added two hits for the Pirates, who have won five of six.
Tigers starter Doug Fister (1-4) was charged with eight hits in six innings.
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RANGERS 4, ROCKIES 1
In Arlington, Texas, Roy Oswalt pitched efficiently into the seventh inning in his first start of the season as Texas won its seventh straight with victory over Colorado.
Oswalt (1-0) allowed one run in 6 2-3 innings. The 34-year-old pitched with Philadelphia last season and signed with the Rangers on May 29.
Adrian Beltre and Mike Napoli both homered for Texas, which improved to a major-league best 13-3 in interleague play.
Christian Friedrich (4-4) allowed four runs and seven hits in six innings for the Rockies, who have lost 13 of 15.
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BLUE JAYS 12, MARLINS 5
In Miami, Jose Bautista homered and drove in three runs as Toronto powered past slumping Miami.
Kelly Johnson also had three RBIs to help the Blue Jays end an eight-game losing streak to the Marlins, who have lost 14 of 16.
Ricky Romero (8-1) provided the Blue Jays with seven much-needed innings after Toronto placed three starters on the disabled list in the last week. He struck out five.
Miami's Anibal Sanchez (3-6) gave up six runs and four walks in 3 1-3 innings.
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BREWERS 1, WHITE SOX 0, 10 INNINGS
In Chicago, Zack Greinke pitched nine scoreless innings, setting up Milwaukee's tight win over Chicago.
Greinke (8-2) picked up the win and John Axford came on in the 10th for the save.
Rickie Weeks drove in the lone run with a single in the 10th.
Aramis Ramirez led off the 10th by lining his second double of the game against Jesse Crain (1-1). Pinch runner Nyjer Morgan advanced on a wild pitch before Weeks drove a single past a diving third baseman to make it 1-0.
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CARDINALS 11, ROYALS 4
In Kansas City, Carlos Beltran hit two two-run doubles against one of his old teams as St. Louis pounded Kansas City.
The Cardinals matched a season high with 17 hits. David Freese and Tyler Greene added two RBIs, Jon Jay returned from injury to score twice and Matt Carpenter also returned from the disabled list to go 2 for 4 with an RBI.
St. Louis' Joe Kelly (1-0) gave up three runs over six innings to pick up his first major league victory in his third career start.
Royals starter Mazzaro (3-2) allowed seven runs while recording just four outs.
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TWINS 5, REDS 4
In Cincinnati, Ryan Doumit and Ben Revere each had four hits as Minnesota handed Cincinnati its season-worst fourth straight loss.
Doumit hit a solo shot off Homer Bailey (5-5), who angrily left the field after failing to get through the sixth inning. Revere broke a 0-for-15 slump with four singles.
Twins starter Nick Blackburn (4-4) took the win despite lasting only five innings.
Glen Perkins worked out of a ninth-inning jam with a pair of strikeouts for his second save in place of injured Matt Capps.
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INDIANS 2, ASTROS 0
In Houston, Ubaldo Jimenez pitched scorelessly into the seventh inning with eight strikeouts to lead Cleveland past Houston in the first meeting between these clubs since 2001.
Jimenez (7-5) went 6 2-3 innings. Chris Perez struck out the side in the ninth for his major league-leading 23rd save.
Shin-Soo Choo scored after a leadoff triple and Michael Brantley drove in a late run for the Indians, who won despite managing only two hits in seven innings against Lucas Harrell (6-6), who struck out a career-high nine.