Jason Frasor (3-2) allowed one run in the seventh for the win.
RED SOX 5, ROYALS 3
In Kansas City, Missouri, Jacoby Ellsbury matched a career high with four hits and drove in a pair of runs to lead Boston over Kansas City.
Ellsbury had RBI-doubles in the fourth and sixth innings and also stole his MLB-leading 42nd base.
Red Sox starter Felix Doubront gave up three runs on six hits and four walks in four-plus innings. He was replaced by Brandon Workman (3-1), who picked up his second victory of the week with 1-1/3 scoreless innings. Koji Uehara pitched a flawless ninth to collect his 12th save in 15 chances.
Royals right-hander Jeremy Guthrie (12-8), who had won his previous four starts, threw a season-high 123 pitches in seven innings, allowing five runs on 10 hits and a walk.
The Atlanta Braves’ 14-winning streak ended on Saturday night with a 1-0 loss to the last-place Miami Marlins, who scored the lone run on reliever Jordan Walden’s wild pitch in the ninth inning.
Miami stopped their own six-game losing streak.
The Braves fell one victory shy of tying the 2000 team for the franchise’s longest winning streak since the 1891 Boston Beaneaters won 18 straight.
Adeiny Hechavarria led off the Miami ninth with a triple and scored on the wild pitch by Walden (4-2).
Marlins starter Nate Eovaldi allowed one hit in seven innings. Mike Dunn (3-3) got the win and Steve Cishek earned his 24th save, striking out Paul Janish with a runner on first to end it.
NATIONALS 8, PHILLIES 5
In Washington, Jayson Werth launched a two-run homer in the seventh inning for his 1,000th career hit, highlighting a five-run rally that sent Washington over Philadelphia.
Werth got three hits, including an RBI single in the fourth and his two-out shot off reliever Zach Miner.
In his second MLB game, Tanner Roark (1-0) pitched two spotless innings. Tyler Clippard surrendered Domonic Brown’s 26th home run in the eighth and Rafael Soriano pitched the ninth for his 29th save.
Jake Diekman (0-3) took the loss.
Darin Ruf also homered for the Phillies, who have dropped 10 straight road games.
PADRES 3, REDS 1
In Cincinnati, Ohio, Will Venable homered for the second game in a row as San Diego’s depleted offense took advantage of Cincinnati’s season-high four errors for the victory.
Third baseman Jack Hannahan had three of the errors — two on off-target throws to first base, another on a grounder that got through him. Venable hit his team-high 15th homer in the eighth inning off reliever Manny Parra.
Tyson Ross (3-5) gave up Brandon Phillips’ RBI single in the first, one of only four hits he allowed over seven innings. Huston Street pitched the ninth for his 22nd save in 23 chances.
Three of Cincinnati’s errors came behind Tony Cingrani (5-2).
CUBS 6, CARDINALS 5
In St Louis, Missouri, pinch-hitter Dioner Navarro hit a run-scoring double in the eighth inning to cap a three-run rally that gave Chicago their first series win in St Louis in nearly three years.
Matt Holliday homered for twice St Louis, who lost their fourth in a row. Chicago won for the third time in four games.
In other NL action, it was:
‧ Mets 4, Diamondbacks 1
‧ Rockies 6, Pirates 4
In interleague play, it was:
‧ Dodgers 1, Rays 0
‧ Giants 3, Orioles 2
‧ Brewers 10, Mariners 0