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Granderson and deGrom lead Mets to 5-3 victory over Baltimore Orioles

AP, BALTIMORE, Maryland

The New York Yankees’ Didi Gregorius, right, throws to first base after getting the Minnesota Twins’ Shane Robinson out at second base in their game at Yankee Stadium in New York City on Tuesday.

Photo: AFP

Jacob deGrom took a four-hitter into the eighth inning and Curtis Granderson hit two solo homers as the New York Mets beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-3 on Tuesday night to snap a three-game losing streak.

Granderson connected off Kevin Gausman (2-5) on the game’s second pitch and homered again in the fifth, then deGrom made the lead stand for the first-place Mets.

DeGrom (12-6) gave up one run, five hits and a walk in 7-2/3 innings. The right-hander struck out six and lowered his ERA to 1.98, second-best in the National League behind the Dodgers’ Zack Greinke.

RED SOX 9, INDIANS 1

In Boston, Travis Shaw went four for four and Mookie Betts drove in three runs with a bases-loaded double as the Red Sox beat the Indians, announcing a major front-office shake-up late in the game.

Dave Dombrowski was hired to take over baseball operations for general manager Ben Cherington. Boston is in danger of finishing last in the AL East for the third time in four seasons.

Brock Holt had three hits and two RBIs for the Red Sox, who have won five of six and continued a recent offensive surge with 16 hits.

YANKEES 8, TWINS 4

In New York, Alex Rodriguez hit a slump-busting grand slam in the seventh inning as the Yankees rallied against a depleted bullpen to beat the Twins.

A-Rod extended his major league record for grand slams, hitting the 25th of his career into the Yankees bullpen off J.R. Graham (0-1) to put New York up 5-4. Rodriguez connected on a 153kph fastball, snapping a zero-for-18 slump and earning a curtain call from the crowd of 38,007.

Rookie Miguel Sano homered for the second consecutive game, a two-run shot off C.C. Sabathia, and Shane Robinson had an RBI single against Nick Rumbelow (1-0) in the seventh to give Minnesota a 4-1 lead.

BLUE JAYS 8, PHILLIES 5

In Philadelphia, Josh Donaldson hit two homers and Edwin Encarnacion also went deep as the Blue Jays beat the Phillies.

The AL wild card-leading Blue Jays have won 13 of 15. They entered one game behind the AL East-leading New York Yankees.

The Phillies, who have the worst record in the majors, have lost four straight and five of six after winning 16 of 21 following the All-Star break.

Donaldson hit a drive off Aaron Nola into the second deck in left field in the first. His three-run shot in the sixth off Jeanmar Gomez (1-3) gave the Blue Jays a 7-5 lead.

Liam Hendricks (4-0) pitched out of a jam in the fifth.

In other results, it was:

‧ Royals 3, Reds 1, 13 Innings

‧ Mariners 3, Rangers 2

‧ Marlins 9, Brewers 6

‧ Astros 3, Rays 2

‧ Giants 2, Cardinals 0

‧ Pirates 9, Diamondbacks 8

‧ Tigers 10, Cubs 8

‧ Nationals 15, Rockies 6

‧ Angels 5, White Sox 3

‧ Athletics 5, Dodgers 4

‧ Padres 9, Braves 0

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