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Peralta double pushes Arizona past Marlins


The loss snapped the Astros’ five-game winning streak.

Lawrie’s hit came off Will Harris. Joe Thatcher (0-1) gave up an infield single and two walks to load the bases with no outs.

Edward Mujica (2-1) went 1-2/3 innings for the win. Evan Scribner threw two innings and Tyler Clippard pitched the ninth for his fourth save.

Oakland starter Drew Pomeranz left in the fifth with left shoulder tightness.

Lance McCullers of the Astros allowed one run over 4-2/3 innings in his first career start.


In New York, pinch-hitter John Mayberry Jr drove home the winning run with an infield single in the 14th inning, lifting New York over St Louis after the Mets blew another slim lead for Matt Harvey.

Lucas Duda beat a shifted, drawn-in infield with an RBI single off John Lackey in the fourth, but Jason Heyward had a sacrifice fly in the ninth against closer Jeurys Familia as the Mets’ bullpen squandered a 1-0 lead for Harvey in his second straight start.

It was Familia’s first blown save in 14 chances — and the third consecutive time New York gave Harvey only one run of support.

Sam Tuivailala (0-1) walked Eric Campbell and Duda to open the 14th. Mayberry came through with the bases loaded and one out against closer Trevor Rosenthal.

Carlos Torres (2-2) pitched two innings to help the NL East leaders win their third in a row after a five-game skid. The Mets were the last major league team to play extra innings this season.

The Cardinals went zero for 11 with runners in scoring position.

Harvey matched a season high with nine strikeouts in running his scoreless innings streak to 16 and lowering his ERA to 1.98.


In Denver, Colorado, Cole Hamels pitched efficiently into the eighth inning and Odubel Herrera broke a deadlock in the sixth with a two-run double as Philadelphia beat Colorado for their sixth straight victory.

Hamels (4-3) allowed one run and struck out seven in 7-1/3 sharp innings. Philadelphia is on its longest winning streak since a seven-game run in September 2012.

Herrera had the decisive hit when he sent a two-out fastball from Jordan Lyles (2-4) into right field to make it 3-1. Carlos Ruiz added an RBI single.

Colorado struck out 11 times, extending the club’s dubious streak to six straight games with 10 or more Ks. That is a new team record.

Jonathan Papelbon pitched a rocky ninth to earn his 10th save in as many chances.

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