MIAMI (AP) — Delmon Young homered and Ryan Howard added three hits and three RBIs to help carry the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-3 win over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.
Tyler Cloyd (1-0) allowed two runs and eight hits in seven innings after being recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley earlier in the day.
Miami’s Jose Fernandez went five innings, allowing one run and five hits. He walked one and struck out two.
Philadelphia went ahead 2-1 in the sixth when Domonic Brown’s ground out scored Howard from third. Howard led off with a single and took third on Young’s double to deep center off Duane Below (0-1).
Howard’s single with the bases loaded scored two runs and highlighted a four-run seventh that gave the Phillies a 6-1 lead. Howard returned to the lineup after missing two games with a sore left knee. He received a cortisone shot Sunday.
REDS 4, METS 0
NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Leake pitched three-hit ball for seven sharp innings and Cincinnati took advantage of Mets third baseman David Wright’s early error.
Devin Mesoraco homered as the Reds won for the ninth time in 11 games. They scored three times in the first inning after Wright let a bases-loaded, two-out grounder skip through his legs.
Leake (4-2) struck out four, walked two and became the latest pitcher to shut down the Mets at Citi Field. New York has lost 10 of 12 at home, rarely scoring many runs. Leake escaped his biggest jam by retiring slumping Ike Davis on a grounder with runners on second and third to end the fourth.
New York starter Jonathon Niese (3-5) wasn’t charged with an earned run.
PIRATES 5, CUBS 4
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Travis Snider hit a pinch-hit grand slam during a five-run sixth and Pittsburgh spoiled Matt Garza’s strong return to the mound for the Cubs.
Garza allowed one hit over five shutout innings in his first outing in 10 months, but the Pirates pounced on a Chicago bullpen that is 10th in the National League in ERA by sending 11 men to the plate in the sixth.
Snider’s first career home run with the bases loaded was the first Pirates pinch-hit grand slam in five years.
Garza had been sidelined since July 21 because of a stress reaction in his right elbow and, later, a strained upper back..
Wandy Rodriguez (5-2) allowed three runs on six hits over six innings for the Pirates, who have won nine of 11. The Cubs scored once in the ninth, but Jason Grilli got Anthony Rizzo to strike out swinging with two on to end the game and earn his major league-leading 18th save.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Nate McLouth homered leading off the bottom of the 10th inning, Chris Dickerson hit a pair of solo shots and the Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 3-2 Tuesday night to snap a six-game losing streak.
McLouth hit a 1-1 pitch from Vidal Nuno (1-1) into the bleachers in right-center to give the Orioles their first win since May 12.
Jim Johnson (2-4), who blew three save opportunities during the six-game skid, got three straight outs in the 10th. His performance capped an exceptional effort by Orioles pitchers, who retired 21 of the last 22 New York batters.
Travis Hafner drove in both runs for the Yankees, who fell to 19-1 when scoring first.
TIGERS 5, INDIANS 1
CLEVELAND (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer and Max Scherzer retired 22 straight batters after the first inning, helping Detroit stop Cleveland’s five-game winning streak.
Cabrera’s laser shot in the sixth inning off Corey Kluber (3-3) helped the Tigers win for just the second time in six games. The defending AL champions also moved within 1 1/2 games of the first-place Indians, who have won 18 of 23 since April 28.
Scherzer (6-0) gave up two singles and a run in the first before shutting down baseball’s hottest team for eight innings. The right-hander walked just one and struck out seven, including the final four he faced. Scherzer’s 118th and last pitch was his fastest — a 98 mph heater to fan Drew Stubbs.
Andy Dirks hit a solo homer in the sixth and had two RBIs as Detroit won the first game of the short, showdown series.
RAYS 4, BLUE JAYS 3
TORONTO (AP) — Kelly Johnson and Desmond Jennings homered, Alex Cobb won for the first time in three starts to lead Tampa Bay past Toronto.
Cobb (5-2) allowed one run and three hits in 6 1-3 innings for his first victory since winning at Colorado on May 5. The right-hander walked two and struck out two. Thirteen of his 19 outs came on groundballs.
Jake McGee got two outs in the seventh before the Blue Jays rallied against Joel Peralta in the eighth. Munenori Kawasaki singled, Melky Cabrera walked and Jose Bautista hit an RBI single. Edwin Encarnacion struck out before Adam Lind reach on a fielding error by second baseman Ryan Roberts.
Roberts redeemed himself when Fernando Rodney came on and got J.P. Arencibia to ground into an inning-ending double play on the first pitch, with Roberts and shortstop Yunel Escobar combining.