Bartolo Colon pitched eight innings for his 200th career victory, while Travis d’Arnaud homered as the New York Mets held on for a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.
Daniel Murphy recorded his fifth straight multi-hit game with two singles for the Mets, who have won 10 of 11 in Philadelphia.
Marlon Byrd homered, Grady Sizemore drove in two runs and Ben Revere had two of the Phillies’ nine hits. Revere is batting a major league-best .388 since June 26.
The 41-year-old Colon (11-9) joined Pedro Martinez and Juan Marichal as the only Dominican-born pitchers to reach 200 victories. He gave up one run and six hits, struck out six and walked none.
A.J. Burnett (6-12) surrendered 11 hits, tying a season high, and gave up five runs in his third consecutive loss. He struck out eight, but fell to 0-4 with a 6.66 ERA in his past five starts.
ORIOLES 12, CARDINALS 2
In Baltimore, J.J. Hardy hit two of Baltimore’s season-high six home runs as the Orioles cruised past St Louis to move a season-high 17 games over .500.
Hardy hit a solo shot and a three-run drive for his 11th multihomer game. Manny Machado, Adam Jones, Chris Davis and Ryan Flaherty also connected as Baltimore (66-49) reached double figures in runs for the first time since April 24.
Baltimore’s Chris Tillman (9-5) gave up two runs and four hits in 6-2/3 innings. He was pulled after a two-run drive to A.J. Pierzynski made it 12-2.
It was the Orioles’ first win over the Cardinals in 11 years.
A three-run drive by Machado and Hardy’s first home run helped Baltimore go up 5-0 against Justin Masterson (1-1) in the third.
That propelled the AL East-leaders to their ninth win in 12 games.
RAYS 4, CUBS 3, 10 INNINGS
In Chicago, Kevin Kiermaier, who entered the game in the eighth inning, drove in the winning run with a single in the 10th to give Tampa Bay a victory over the Chicago Cubs.
Desmond Jennings went two-for-five with a homer, and Ben Zobrist went three-for-five as Tampa Bay won their second straight.
Brad Boxberger (3-1) blew the save in the ninth, but pitched a perfect 10th to get the win.
Hector Rondon (3-4) took the loss.
In his Wrigley Field debut, touted Cubs prospect Javier Baez went one-for-five with a run scored and four strikeouts.
In other MLB action, it was:
‧ Pirates 2, Padres 1
‧ Tigers 5, Blue Jays 4
‧ Marlins 2, Reds 1
‧ Yankees 10, Indians 6
‧ Braves 7, Nationals 6
‧ Royals 4, Giants 2
‧ Brewers 9, Dodgers 3
‧ Astros 4, Rangers 3
‧ Diamondbacks 5, Rockies 3
‧ Athletics 6, Twins 5
‧ Mariners 4, White Sox 1
‧ Red Sox 4, Angels 2
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