MLB: Mets outhit Philly
Associated PressNEW YORK ó On a rare off-night for Johan Santana, the New York Mets bailed their ace out with their bats.
David Wright, Carlos Beltran and Ryan Church homered ó with Church sending a drive over the 16-foot wall and into the well where the Home Run Apple sits in straightaway center field ó and the Mets beat Philadelphia 6-5 on Tuesday night.
Santana (8-3) tied his career high by allowing four home runs for only the second time in 221 major league starts, allowing drives to Ryan Howard, Raul Ibanez, Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley. Ibanez’s drive was just the 10th ever off Santana on an 0-2 pitch.
But Santana also helped himself with his bat, hitting a tying double in the sixth. Alex Cora’s RBI single made it 5-4, and Church homered off Chad Durbin in the seventh.
After Santana left in the eighth, Jayson Werth singled off Bobby Parnell and Pedro Feliciano relieved. Howard grounded into a double play and Ibanez bounced out.
Braves 4, Pirates 3
ATLANTA ó Derek Lowe pitched seven solid innings and Yunel Escobar hit a two-run single in the seventh.
The Braves won their third straight game ó matching their season high. Lowe (7-3) allowed seven hits, walked one and wound up snapping a personal two-game losing streak.
Rafael Soriano pitched around an error by Chipper Jones for his fifth save.
Marlins 4, Cardinals 3
MIAMI ó Jeremy Hermida homered leading off the ninth for Florida, which rallied from an early three-run hole.
Rockies 3, Brewers 2
MILWAUKEE ó Carlos Gonzalez had a pair of doubles and Colorado rallied for three runs in the seventh inning.
The Rockies have won six straight on the road under new manager Jim Tracy.
Cubs 7, Astros 1
HOUSTON ó Ted Lilly pitched 6 2/3 shutout innings.
Lilly (7-4) allowed only three hits to beat the Astros for the sixth straight time.
Reds 3, Nationals 2
WASHINGTON ó Johnny Cueto had another one-run outing, and Brandon Phillips had a two-run double.
Red Sox 7, Yankees 0
BOSTON ó Josh Beckett allowed only an infield hit in six innings, and David Ortiz hit his third homer of the year.
The Red Sox improved to 6-0 against the Yankees franchise for the first time since 1912, when they beat the Highlanders in 14 straight ó including the first-ever game in Fenway Park.
Beckett struck out eight and walked two before leaving with a 6-0 lead after six innings.Tigers 7, White Sox 6 (10)
CHICAGO ó Miguel Cabrera hit a solo homer in the 10th inning to lift Detroit.
The Tigers had squandered a three-run lead in the ninth as Fernando Rodney blew his first save of the season.
Gordon Beckham broke an 0-for-13 slump and recorded his first major league hitIndians 8, Royals 4
CLEVELAND ó Mark DeRosa’s grand slam off Jamey Wright in the seventh inning lifted the Indians out of last place in the Central.
Orioles 3, Mariners 1
BALTIMORE ó Rookie Brad Bergesen pitched eight innings of five-hit ball, Nolan Reimold homered and the Orioles ended a five-game skid.
Angels 4, Rays 3
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. ó Jered Weaver allowed two runs over six innings to win his third consecutive start.
Blue Jays 9, Rangers 0
ARLINGTON, Texas ó Brian Tallet and two relievers combined for a two-hitter, and Adam Lind homered.
Tallet (4-3) went seven innings to match the longest start of his career. Dirk Hayhurst and B.J. Ryan each pitched a scoreless inning of relief.
Right-hander replaced Brandon McCarthy was placed on the disabled list with a stress fracture in his right shoulder blade.
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