Rays Upend Yankees
New York — James Loney hit a tiebreaking two-run single with two outs in the seventh inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 3-1 yesterday.
Chris Archer pitched six innings of one-run ball for his first win in three starts since June 7 and the Rays earned a split of their four-game series in the Bronx after the Yankees celebrated their 67th Old-Timers’ Day.
Fernando Rodney struck out the side in the ninth for his 15th save in 20 chances this season.
Archer (2-3) struck out four, allowed six hits, with a walk and a hit batter, and outdueled Ivan Nova, who returned to the Yankees’ rotation from the minor leagues and settled down after a shaky first inning.
Twins 5, Indians 3
Cleveland — Emergency starter Pedro Hernandez allowed two runs in five innings, and Minnesota avoided a three-game sweep.
Hernandez was recalled from Triple-A Rochester when scheduled starter Mike Pelfrey was scratched because of a strained back and placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Royals 7, White Sox 6
Kansas City, Mo. — Kansas City took advantage of a pair of errors by the White Sox to score three times in the eighth inning and rally for a win that avoided a three-game sweep.
Mariners 6, A’s 3 (10)
Seattle — Pinch-hitter Kendrys Morales had a game-ending three-run homer in the 10th inning and Raul Ibanez connected twice for Seattle in a victory over Oakland.
Ibanez gave the Mariners the lead with a two-run homer in the first inning and added a solo shot in the third, his team-leading 17th. It was his second multihomer game this season and 18th of his career.
Mets 8, Phillies 0
Philadelphia — David Wright homered, tripled and matched a Mets record with four extra-base hits to back the latest splendid start by Matt Harvey.
With the team making a major marketing push to get Wright elected to start next month’s All-Star game at Citi Field, the third baseman is batting .405 with 14 extra-base hits in his last 17 games.
Rockies 7, Nationals 6
Washington — Michael Cuddyer homered in his first at-bat to extend the major league’s longest hitting streak this season to 21 games — and Colorado hung on to beat Washington.
Cuddyer went 3 for 4 with four RBIs to pass St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese for the year’s best batting run, and the Rockies right fielder is now just two games shy of matching the franchise’s best streak. Dante Bichette, now the team’s hitting coach, had hits in 23 consecutive games in 1995.
Braves 7, Brewers 4
Milwaukee — Brian McCann hit a grand slam and Atlanta got solo home runs from Chris Johnson and Jordan Schafer in a victory over Milwaukee.
Beaten 2-0 by the Brewers on Friday and Saturday, the Braves entered the game scoreless in 24 consecutive innings. The streak came to a quick end when McCann smacked a two-out slam to left-center in the first inning off Alfredo Figaro.
Dodgers 3, Padres 1
San Diego — Adrian Gonzalez and Hanley Ramirez hit back-to-back home runs in the ninth inning to give Los Angeles a victory over San Diego.
Gonzalez broke a 1-all tie with a drive to right field off closer Huston Street, and Ramirez hit the next pitch to right-center to help Los Angeles split the four-game series. It was the second home run in two days for both players.
Marlins 7, Giants 2
San Francisco — Justin Ruggiano hit a leadoff homer to get Miami started and capped the game with a two-run shot in the ninth inning to lead the Marlins to their 10th win in their last 11 games in San Francisco.
Nathan Eovaldi (1-0) held the Giants in check into the seventh inning and Marcell Ozuna hit an RBI double and solo homer as the Marlins bested Matt Cain (5-4) and a struggling San Francisco bullpen.
Reds 4, Diamondbacks 2
Phoenix — Mat Latos matched his career high with 13 strikeouts and Cincinnati salvaged the finale of its three-game series in Arizona.
Shin-Soo Choo hit a leadoff home run and Brandon Phillips added a two-run shot in the first inning off Randall Delgado (0-1).
Pirates 10, Angels 9 (10)
Anaheim, Calif. — Pedro Alvarez homered for the fourth straight game, Starling Marte capped a three-run ninth inning with a tying single, and Pittsburgh added four more in the 10th to beat Los Angeles and complete its first interleague sweep on the road.
Cubs 14, Astros 6
Chicago — Ryan Sweeney had a career-high six RBIs, including a three-run homer, and Chicago Cubs routed Houston.
The center fielder drove in runs in each of his first four at-bats, capping the stretch with his longball to right-center field. He also had two doubles and a run-scoring grounder in the second inning.
Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo added a two-run home run and finished 3 for 3 with four runs scored and four RBIs.