In Los Angeles, Florida scored its first three runs on a sacrifice fly, a groundout and a throwing error and went on beat Los Angeles 6-5 on Monday.
Marlins starter Nate Robertson (6-6) allowed seven hits in six innings, winning for the first time in three weeks.
Dodgers’ starter John Ely (4-6) gave up six runs in 2 2-3 innings. He gave up four consecutive hits to open the third, including West Helms’ two-run single. Robertson’s RBI single chased Ely and extended the Marlins’ lead to 6-1.
Florida closer Leo Nunez pitched a perfect ninth for his 18th save in 23 chances.
Reds 8, Mets 6
Joey Votto hit two home runs and the Cincinnati Reds took advantage of a rare overturned call by the umpires to beat the New York Mets.
Drew Stubbs and Corky Miller both drove in two runs during a six-run fifth inning, which included everything from a run-scoring triple by rookie pitcher Travis Wood to Mets manager Jerry Manuel getting tossed for arguing with the umpires.
Angel Pagan hit a solo homer and Alex Cora added two RBIs for New York, which answered with five runs in the bottom half of the inning but could not draw level.
Cincinnati’s Jordan Smith (2-1) pitched 2 1-3 innings of relief to take the win.
Mets starter Mike Pelfrey (10-3) walked the bases loaded to start the fifth. An inside pitch appeared to graze the Reds’ Scott Rolen, who had checked his swing and started toward first base.
Plate umpire Jerry Meals called third strike, indicating a foul tip, even though replays appeared to support Rolen. After a discussion by the umpires, they allowed Rolen to first, bringing home the go-ahead run.
In other action it was:
• Phillies 3, Braves 1
• Cubs 9, Diamondbacks 4
• Giants 6, Brewers 1
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Tampa Bay rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Boston Red Sox 6-5 on Monday in a clash of American League East rivals.
Tampa’s John Jaso drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single in the sixth that made it 5-5 and ended the night for Boston starter Daisuke Matsuzaka. Jason Bartlett’s sacrifice fly off Ramon Ramirez (0-2) then drove in pinch-runner B.J. Upton for the go-ahead run.
Randy Choate (2-2) struck out the only batter he faced to get the win.
Tampa Bay closer Rafael Soriano got the final three outs for his 22nd save in 23 opportunities.
Yankees 3, Athletics 1
In Oakland, Mark Teixeira hit a solo homer to help New York beat Oakland.
Teixeira got his sixth homer in a month, Curtis Granderson had an RBI triple and Francisco Cervelli added an RBI single for the Yankees.
New York starter Javier Vazquez (7-7) ended a three-start winless stretch.
Oakland starter Ben Sheets (3-8) gave up eight hits in 7 1-3 innings.
In other action it was:
• White Sox 9, Angels 2
• Indians 9, Rangers 3
• Royals 6, Mariners 4, 10 innings
• Tigers 12, Orioles 9
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