ST. LOUIS — Lance Lynn threw a five-hit shutout in his first career complete game and the St. Louis Cardinals got home runs from Allen Craig and Matt Holliday in a 6-0 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.
Holliday and Matt Adams had three hits and an RBI apiece and Craig drove in two runs. The Cardinals have won 10 of 13, shaking off a 12-inning loss in the series’ opener, and ended the Yankees’ three-game road winning streak that matched their best of the year.
David Phelps (1-2) pitched in his hometown for the first time and allowed three earned runs in six innings. Two infield errors contributed to two unearned runs in the Cardinals’ breakout four-run third.
Derek Jeter got a standing ovation before each at-bat, just like in the opener. He was 0 for 3 with a walk.
Blue Jays 9, Rays 6
TORONTO — Mark Buehrle became the first nine-game winner in the majors, Edwin Encarnacion and Adam Lind hit back-to-back home runs and Toronto extended its winning streak to eight games by beating Tampa Bay.
Juan Francisco also homered for the AL East-leading Blue Jays, who have won 13 of 15 and are 19-7 in May.
Buehrle (9-1) allowed four runs, three earned, and eight hits in 6 2-3 innings to win his season-best fifth straight decision. The left-hander walked one and struck out three.
Casey Janssen finished for his eighth save in as many chances.
Alex Cobb (1-2) of the Rays allowed season-worsts of six runs and nine hits in five innings. He walked one and struck out seven.
Red Sox 6, Braves 3
ATLANTA — Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run single during Boston’s four-run rally in the seventh inning and the Red Sox beat Atlanta in the latest comeback following their longest losing streak in 20 years.
Dustin Pedroia had three hits and Grady Sizemore had two, including the go-ahead single in the seventh.
The Red Sox snapped their 10-game losing streak on Monday, overcoming a five-run deficit to top Atlanta 8-6.
Jon Lester (5-6) snapped a personal two-game losing streak by giving up three runs on eight hits and three walks in six innings. Koji Uehara retired the Braves in order in the ninth for his 11th save.
Braves starter Aaron Harang left with a 3-2 lead after the sixth. Anthony Varvaro (1-1) took the loss.
Mets 4, Pirates 2
NEW YORK — Juan Lagares drove in two runs, Vic Black gave the bullpen a boost and New York finally managed some timely hits in its first game with a new batting coach, beating Pittsburgh.
Daniel Murphy doubled twice and light-hitting Ruben Tejada reached base all four times up to help the Mets win for only the fourth time in 13 games. The victory came one day after hitting coach Dave Hudgens was fired and replaced by Lamar Johnson, who had been New York’s minor league hitting coordinator.
Black (1-0) got four big outs in his first major league outing this season, and Jenrry Mejia pitched two innings for his fourth save.