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PHILADELPHIA -- Bartolo Colon pitched eight innings for his 200th career victory, Travis d'Arnaud homered, and the New York Mets held on for a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.
Daniel Murphy recorded his fifth straight multihit game with two singles for the Mets, who have won 10 of 11 in Philadelphia.
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 last five starts.
ORIOLES 12, CARDINALS 2
BALTIMORE -- J.J. Hardy hit two of Baltimore's season-high six home runs, and 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.
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 his Wrigley Field debut, touted Cubs prospect Javier Baez went 1 for 5 with a run scored and four strikeouts.
PIRATES 2, PADRES 1
The Pirates (62-53) moved a season-high nine games over .500.
Worley (5-1) struck a season-high seven in seven innings and gave up one run, five hits and a walk.
Kennedy (8-10) was pulled after six innings and allowed two runs -- one earned -- and seven hits.
TIGERS 5, BLUE JAYS 4
The Tigers trailed 4-2 entering the ninth against closer Casey Janssen. J.D. Martinez started the inning with a double. After an out, Castellanos homered on the first pitch. Two pitches later, Suarez gave the Tigers their first lead with a drive to center.
Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez left in the fifth inning with a strained muscle in his right side. Left-hander Blaine Hardy took over for Sanchez, who allowed four runs and 10 hits in 4 2-3 innings.
MARLINS 2, REDS 1
CINCINNATI -- Nathan Eovaldi gave his second straight shutdown performance, holding Cincinnati to five hits over eight shutout innings, and Giancarlo Stanton hit his NL-leading 28th homer, powering Miami to a victory.
The Reds fell to 8-13 since the All-Star break.
Eovaldi (6-6) got his first victory since June 23, ending a streak of three losses and four no-decisions. He walked one and struck out six while going eight innings for the second time this season.
Devin Mesoraco doubled home a run in the ninth off Steve Cishek, who then fanned Zack Cozart with two runners aboard to get his 28th save in 31 chances. Todd Frazier had three of Cincinnati's seven hits.
YANKEES 10, INDIANS 6
NEW YORK -- Carlos Beltran hit a grand slam and drove in five runs as the New York Yankees broke out to support fill-in starter Esmil Rogers and beat sloppy Cleveland for their sixth win in seven games.
Derek Jeter tied Honus Wagner with his 3,430th hit in a five-run first inning against Trevor Bauer (4-7), and Beltran's 11th career slam highlighted a five-run sixth. The Indians, who have the majors' worst fielding percentage, prolonged both innings with errors in their fourth straight loss and seventh consecutive defeat in the Bronx.
The Yankees walked seven times in moving seven games above .500 for the first time this season (61-54).
Picked up off waivers July 31 after the Toronto Blue Jays cut him for the second time this season, Rogers (2-0) became the 12th player to make a start for New York.
Pitching in place of David Phelps (elbow inflammation), he allowed one run and four hits over five innings in his first start since Sept. 25 for Toronto.
Bauer allowed five runs and six hits in 3 1-3 innings.
BRAVES 7, NATIONALS 6
Atlanta, which nearly blew a 7-0 lead, moved within 3½ games of the NL East-leading Nationals. Washington, which had won two straight and four of six, has dropped 21 of 30 to the Braves.
Strasburg (8-10) gave up two more homers than his previous career high. He allowed seven runs, seven hits and two walks with nine strikeouts in five innings, dropping to 1-3 with a 6.99 ERA in seven starts at Turner Field.
Craig Kimbrel earned his 33rd save in 37 chances.
ROYALS 4, GIANTS 2
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Billy Butler homered and drove in three runs, and right fielder Nori Aoki threw out two runners in the same inning as Kansas City beat San Francisco for its fifth straight victory.
The Royals, who haven't been in the playoffs since winning the 1985 World Series, hold a half game lead for the second AL wild card.
Butler, who is hitting .423 in the past seven games, homered with two out in the first off Madison Bumgarner (13-9). Bumgarner went the distance, allowing four runs on seven hits. He walked none and struck out five, but his road scoreless streak was snapped at 17 innings.
The Giants outhit the Royals 12-7, but self-destructed with three errors and base running blunders.
Jason Frasor (3-1), the second of five Royals pitchers, threw a spotless sixth. Greg Holland pitched a flawless ninth for his American League-leading 33rd save in 35 opportunities. It was Holland's 100th career save.
BREWERS 9, DODGERS 3
The Dodgers went ahead 3-2 in the top of the seventh, then Milwaukee capitalized on two errors by reserve shortstop Justin Turner and scored four runs in their half of the inning.
The first run in the seventh came on Martin Maldonado's squeeze bunt that scored Weeks. He bunted the ball toward Brandon League (2-3) who tried to flip it with his glove to catcher Drew Butera, but was late. Pinch-hitter Khris Davis reached on Turner's fielding error to load the bases. Carlos Gomez then reached on Turner's throwing error that allowed Mark Reynolds to score. Parra followed with a two-run single that gave Milwaukee a 6-3 lead.
Dodgers starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez, acquired from Philadelphia on Thursday, was in line for the win when he needed just 65 pitches to get through six innings, retiring 17 straight. He struck out five and allowed three hits in the first inning.
Jeremy Jeffress (1-1) earned the win in relief.
ASTROS 4, RANGERS 3
HOUSTON -- Robbie Grossman's two-run homer put Houston ahead in the eighth inning and the Astros held on to top Texas.
Gregorio Petit's double with two outs added an insurance run.
Jose Veras (2-1) threw a perfect eighth for the win. Chad Qualls allowed a run in the ninth and there were runners at first and second with one out when Daniel Robertson grounded into a double play to end the game and give Qualls his 13th save.
Houston has won six straight against the Rangers.
J.P. Arencibia hit a two-run homer in the first for Texas.
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