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Cincinnati goes deep to beat Philadelphia

AP , CINCINNATI, OHIO

Jay Bruce hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning off Roy Halladay, rallying the Cincinnati Reds past the Philadelphia Phillies in yet another last-gasp victory.

Joey Votto also homered off Halladay (9-7), who fell to 2-4 since his perfect game on May 29.

Jonny Gomes opened the eighth with a single, and Bruce connected for Cincinnati’s 25th comeback win — most in the majors. The Reds have 14 wins in their last at-bat, tied for the major league lead.

Arthur Rhodes (3-2) pitched a perfect inning, recovering from his 10th-inning loss a few hours earlier. Francisco Cordero pitched the ninth for his 21st save in 26 tries.

Mets, 6, Marlins 5

In San Juan, Puerto Rico, David Wright doubled twice and drove in two runs as the New York Mets salvaged the final game of their Caribbean trip by beating the Florida Marlins.

Francisco Rodriguez got four outs for his 18th save in 21 chances. He struck out pinch-hitter Brian Barden with runners at first and third to end the game.

In other NL action, it was:

• Braves 4, Nationals 1

• Pirates 2, Cubs 0

• Dodgers 8, Giants 2.

• Padres 13, Rockies 3

• Diamondbacks 4, Cardinals 2

• Astros 5, Brewers 1

AP, BOSTON

Matt Garza allowed six hits in seven innings and struggling Tampa Bay pulled away with six runs in the eighth inning to beat Boston 9-4 on Wednesday.

Garza (9-5) left with a 9-1 lead before the Red Sox scored three runs in the eighth. He has won four of his last five starts.

In other AL action, it was:

• Mariners 7, Yankees 0

• Twins 5, Tigers 1

• Rangers 6, Angels 4

• Orioles 9, Athletics 6

• Indians 3, Blue Jays 1

• Royals 7, White Sox 6

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