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Jose Fernandez, Marlins beat Braves 5-2

LAST HURRAH:The game was the last of the season for the Rookie of the Year contender, while a Mike Carp grand slam lifted Boston over Tampa Bay in a 7-3 win


In other NL action, it was:

‧ Reds 6, Cubs 0

‧ Phillies 4, Padres 2

‧ Giants 4, Rockies 3


AP, St Petersburg, Florida

Mike Carp connected for a pinch-hit grand slam in the 10th inning as AL East-leading Boston beat Tampa Bay 7-3 on Wednesday night.

Carp sent a drive over the center-field fence on the first pitch from Roberto Hernandez. It was the first pinch-hit grand slam for Boston since Kevin Millar hit one at Milwaukee on June 7, 2003.

Dustin Pedroia opened the 10th with a walk against Joel Peralta (2-7) and went to second on Shane Victorino’s bunt. After David Ortiz was intentionally walked, Hernandez replaced Peralta and walked Mike Napoli on four pitches before Carp connected for his ninth homer.

Boston closer Koji Uehara (4-0) struck out two during a perfect ninth.

He has retired his last 34 batters.

James Loney homered for the Rays, who trail the Red Sox by 9.5 games in the division race, to tie it in the eighth. Tampa Bay, who have lost 13 of 17, saw their lead drop to one game over New York for the second AL wild-card spot.


In Baltimore, Maryland, Robinson Cano hit a tiebreaking homer leading off the ninth inning, and New York also got solo shots from Alex Rodriguez and Curtis Granderson.

The Yankees moved past Baltimore and Cleveland in the AL wild-card hunt. New York have hit eight home runs in winning two of three in the four-game series that was to conclude last night.

The Yankees trailed 3-1 before Granderson homered in the fifth — New York’s first hit — and Rodriguez tied it in the sixth with his 653rd career home run.

In the ninth, after Cano connected off Tommy Hunter (4-4), Granderson tripled with one out and scored on an infield hit by Lyle Overbay.

David Robertson (5-1) worked the eighth and Mariano Rivera gave up a run-scoring single to Brian Roberts before securing his 43rd save, tied for the major league lead with Baltimore’s Jim Johnson.

Chris Davis drove in two runs with a double, making him the first player in Orioles history to have 40 doubles and 40 homers in a season. Danny Valencia tied a career high with four hits, and Roberts had three singles.

Baltimore outhit New York 13-6.

Before the game, the Yankees announced that shortstop Derek Jeter would miss the rest of the season with an injured left ankle.


In Chicago, Anibal Sanchez struck out 10 for Detroit.

Sanchez (14-7) allowed five hits and walked four in 7-1/3 innings, while lowering his AL-best ERA to 2.50.

Joaquin Benoit got three outs for his 18th save in as many opportunities, completing a five-hitter for Detroit’s 11th shutout of the season.

Omar Infante drove in the game’s only run with a two-out single against Matt Lindstrom (2-4) in the eighth inning.

White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana pitched seven innings of five-hit ball.

He remained winless over his past five starts, despite a 3.03 ERA.

In other AL action, it was:

‧ Athletics 18, Twins 3

‧ Royals 6, Indians 2

‧ Angels 5, Blue Jays 4

‧ Astros 6, Mariners 1

In interleague play, it was:

‧ Pirates 7, Rangers 5

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