Albert Pujols had a tiebreaking single with two outs in the top of the ninth inning, lifting the Angels to a 3-2 victory over the Dodgers in Monday’s interleague game between the two Los Angeles teams.
The Angels rallied from an early 2-0 deficit. Mike Trout homered in the fourth inning and added an RBI single in the sixth to tie it. He then scored the go-ahead run from second base on Pujols’ broken-bat hit.
Jason Isringhausen (2-0), one of four Angels relievers, got one out for the win.
Ernesto Frieri pitched the ninth for the save.
Kenley Jansen (4-1) gave up Pujols’ hit and took the loss for the Dodgers.
YANKEES 3, BRAVES 0
In Atlanta, Georgia, New York blanked Atlanta and took a share of top spot in the American League East division for the first time in seven weeks.
Yankees starter Ivan Nova (8-2) combined with four relievers on the shutout. He gave up only one walk amid six strikeouts in seven innings to post his fourth straight win. He also managed his first career hit with a single in the second inning.
Raul Ibanez led off the second inning with a homer and Robinson Cano had two hits, including a run-scoring single in the first.
The surging Yankees climbed into a tie with Tampa Bay for the division lead.
Braves starter Randall Delgado (4-6) set a career-worst by issuing six walks, allowing three runs in five innings.
NATIONALS 6, BLUE JAYS 3
In Toronto, Bryce Harper had three hits on his return to the starting lineup as Washington downed Toronto and notched a fourth straight win.
Nationals starter Edwin Jackson (3-3) allowed only three hits in eight strong innings to win consecutive starts for the first time this season. He is 4-0 in his past seven starts against the Blue Jays.
Toronto lost starting pitcher Brandon Morrow (7-4) just nine pitches into the first inning when he strained a muscle.
MARLINS 4, RED SOX 1
In Miami, the hosts opened the retractable roof for the first time in nearly two months, took to the outdoor setting and snapped a six-game losing streak with a win over Boston.
Marlins starter Josh Johnson (4-4) outpitched his former teammate Josh Beckett, allowing only one run in seven innings.
Rookie Donovan Solano drove in two runs for Miami.
Beckett (4-7), the Marlins’ post-season star when they won the World Series in 2003, pitched against them for the first time. He gave up four runs in seven innings.