MIAMI — Jimmy Rollins homered for the second game in a row to put the Phillies ahead to stay, and four pitchers combined on a six-hitter to help Philadelphia beat the Miami Marlins 6-5 Tuesday.
The Phillies began the night ranked 26th in the majors in homers, but they’ve hit seven in the past three games — all wins — while scoring 26 runs.
A.J. Burnett (3-3), who pitched for the Marlins from 1999-2005, won his first start at Marlins Park despite struggling with his command. He walked four and needed 96 pitches to get through five innings.
Blue Jays 7, Red Sox 4
BOSTON — Edwin Encarnacion hit a pair of two-run homers for Toronto, handing Boston its fifth straight loss.
Melky Cabrera and Erik Kratz also homered for the Blue Jays, who won their second straight and sixth in eight games.
J.A. Happ (3-1) struck out six in the first three innings and picked up his third win in four starts since joining the rotation.
Jonny Gomes hit a two-run homer for Boston. The losing streak is the longest for the Red Sox since 2012.
Indians 6, Tigers 2
CLEVELAND — Trevor Bauer outpitched former Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander and tamed Detroit’s menacing lineup, leading the Cleveland Indians to the win.
Bauer (1-1) was recalled earlier in the day for his second start this season, and the right-hander held the AL’s top hitting team to just two runs and seven hits in six-plus innings.
Nationals 9, Reds 4
WASHINGTON — Denard Span was at his disruptive best, getting three hits off the major’s top pitcher and forcing a pair of throwing errors to lead the Nationals.
Span finished 5 for 5 with two runs, two doubles, two RBIs and a stolen base as the Nationals accomplished a first for 2014: They made Johnny Cueto (4-3) look mortal.
The Reds’ ace allowed more than two runs, more than five hits and failed to pitch at least seven innings — all for the first time this season.
Orioles 9, Pirates 2
PITTSBURGH — Chris Davis hit three home runs, doubling his season total, and drove in five runs to lead Baltimore.
Davis hit a two-run blast during a four-run fifth inning that put the Orioles ahead 6-1 then hit a solo shot in the seventh and two-run homer in the ninth. It was Davis’ second career three-homer game - the other came on Aug. 24, 2012 against Toronto - and seventh multi-homer game.
Braves 5, Brewers 0
ATLANTA — Julio Teheran pitched a six-hitter for his second shutout of the season, Justin Upton had three RBIs and the Atlanta Braves won their third in a row.
It was another laugher in the matchup between first-place teams, the Braves jumping ahead with three runs in the third and cruising to victory after opening the series with a 9-3 rout.
The Brewers have lost four in a row overall, their longest skid of 2014.
Montgomery has cancer
PHILADELPHIA — Phillies president David Montgomery had surgery Monday to remove cancer from his right jaw bone.
The team said Tuesday that Montgomery is expected to remain at Thomas Jefferson hospital for another week and will recover at home before returning to work.
A statement released by the team called the surgery “significant” and said Montgomery was advised the success rate is “very high” and complications aren’t expected.
Montgomery has been a part-owner of the Phillies since 1981. He turns 68 next month.
Lee placed on DL
MIAMI — Phillies ace Cliff Lee had an MRI exam on his sore throwing elbow, raising concerns the left-hander might become the latest major league pitcher sidelined by a serious injury. After the Phillies game on Tuesday night, the team announced Lee was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a grade 1/2 left elbow strain.
Lee remained in Philadelphia to undergo the test after pitching 6 2-3 innings Sunday to beat Cincinnati. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. says Lee has experienced elbow discomfort for the past three weeks.
The 35-year-old Lee is 4-4 this season with a 3.18 ERA in 68 innings.
Sox sign Drew
BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox have re-signed Stephen Drew after the shortstop had rejected a qualifying offer from the club following the World Series to become a free agent.
Drew, who spent one season in Boston, turned down a $14.1 million offer from the Red Sox last year after helping the team capture their third title in 10 years.
He reportedly accepted a one-year deal that will pay him approximately $10 million.
The 31-year-old will take a physical Wednesday and assuming he passes, will require minor-league stint before joining the Red Sox. Once he is ready, Drew will take over at shortstop and rookie Xander Bogaerts will be shifted to third base.