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Cincinnati left seeing red as Mets win 10th straight

FOR THE BIRDS In the Nationals, Detroit eked out a win despite Kenny Rogers allowing four runs and 11 hits in six innings. Luckily for the Tigers, Garrett Olson was worse

AP , CINCINNATI

Baltimore Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts is upended by the Detroit Tigers’ Ivan Rodriguez after throwing to first to complete a double play on a ground ball hit by Edgar Renteria in the eighth inning in Baltimore on Thursday.

PHOTO: AP

NATIONAL LEAGUE

David Wright’s two-run homer in the ninth inning rallied New York to its 10th straight victory, a 10-8 win over Cincinnati on Thursday night that moved the Mets into a first-place tie in the NL East.

Playing on the one-month anniversary of manager Willie Randolph’s firing, the Mets blew three leads before scoring four runs in the ninth off closer Francisco Cordero (4-2).

They were 6 games out when they changed managers and now they share the lead with Philadelphia.

Cordero blew a save for the fifth time in 24 chances. Argenis Reyes singled, and Wright hit a tying homer to right. Carlos Delgado had a tiebreaking single off Cordero and Fernando Tatis doubled home another run.

Delgado and Tatis had two-run homers off Reds starter Johnny Cueto, and Wright had a two-run single.

Duaner Sanchez (4-1) escaped a scoring threat in the eighth for the win and Billy Wagner pitched a perfect ninth for his 23rd save.

Cardinals 4, Padres 3

At St. Louis, Troy Glaus hit two homers and Rick Ankiel and Joe Mather added one each — all off San Diego’s Jake Peavy.

Peavy (7-6) gave up eight hits and struck out seven in seven innings.

Kyle Lohse (12-2) won his ninth straight decision, the most for St. Louis since Chris Carpenter won 13 in a row in 2005. Lohse pitched seven innings, allowing two runs, seven hits and two walks while striking out four.

Ryan Franklin pitched the ninth for his 13th save, allowing a run on consecutive doubles.

Glaus tied it 1-all in the second with his first homer and the Cardinals took a 3-2 lead in the fourth on back-to-back shots by Ankiel, his 21st, and Glaus, his 17th.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

AP, BALTIMORE

Gary Sheffield and Brandon Inge hit two-run homers and Marcus Thames added a solo shot as Detroit beat Baltimore 6-5 on Thursday night.

Kenny Rogers (7-6) allowed four runs and 11 hits in six innings for the Tigers, who have won 24 of 35 since June 6.

Todd Jones, the fifth Detroit pitcher, worked the ninth for his 18th save.

After allowing a one-out sacrifice fly with the bases loaded, Jones retired Kevin Millar on a ground ball.

Melvin Mora homered for the Orioles, who have dropped eight of nine.

Baltimore starter Garrett Olson (6-5) gave up five runs, seven hits and four walks in six innings.

Inge gave the Tigers a 5-4 lead in the sixth with his seventh homer that followed a two-out single by Edgar Renteria. It was his first home run on the road since May 17 last year at Boston.

Thames connected off Dennis Sarfate in the seventh to make it 6-4.

Sheffield put the Tigers up 2-0 in the second with his 486th career homer.

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