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June 22. 2013 11:42PM


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PHILADELPHIA — Pinch-hitter Kevin Frandsen homered leading off the bottom of the ninth inning to lift Philadelphia over New York 8-7 on Saturday after the Mets wiped out a six-run deficit.


Helped by some shaky Phillies defense, New York scored two runs in the top of the ninth off closer Jonathon Papelbon (2-0) to tie it.


Ryan Howard homered twice and drove in four runs. Michael Young also homered for Philadelphia, which led 7-1 through six innings.


Jordany Valdespin homered in the ninth off Papelbon, who has blown three of his last four save chances after converting his first 13 this season.


Frandsen hit a long home run on the second pitch from Carlos Torres (0-1).


Phillies starter Jonathan Pettibone allowed one run in six innings before leaving with a back injury.


Rockies 7, National 1


WASHINGTON — Jhoulys Chacin pitched seven shutout innings and hit an RBI single, and the Colorado Rockies snapped their five-game losing streak by beating the Washington Nationals.


DJ LeMahieu hit his first home run and Michael Cuddyer’s RBI single in the first extended his hitting streak to 20 games, the longest active streak in the majors and tied for the longest this season. Nolan Arenado also went deep for Colorado.


Chacin (6-3) held Washington to five hits with one walk and three strikeouts to win his third straight start.


Making his major league debut, Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson doubled in his first two at-bats and drove in a run during a three-run first inning.


Giants 2, Marlins 1, 11 Innings


SAN FRANCISCO — Hector Sanchez singled home the winning run in the 11th inning and San Francisco snapped a nine-game home losing streak to Miami.


Giants right fielder Hunter Pence made a diving catch to rob Placido Polanco of a likely go-ahead single to end the 11th. The Giants beat the Marlins at home for the first time since July 28, 2010.


Barry Zito pitched seven strong innings with a heavy heart three days after his father’s death. He allowed only Ed Lucas’ first career home run in the first.


Brewers 2, Braves 0


MILWAUKEE — Francisco Rodriguez earned his 300th career save, finishing off Milwaukee’s second straight 2-0 victory over slumping Atlanta.


Donovan Hand, making his first big league start, allowed two hits in 4 2-3 innings for the Brewers. He struck out three in helping to extend Atlanta’s scoreless streak to 24 innings.


Burke Badenhop (1-3) got Chris Johnson on a grounder to end the fifth.


Milwaukee has beaten the Braves eight straight times at Miller Park, outscoring them 31-9.


Diamondbacks 4, Reds 3


PHOENIX — Jason Kubel hit a two-run single in the bottom of the ninth inning to rally the Arizona Diamondbacks past Aroldis Chapman and the Cincinnati Reds.


Jay Bruce’s second home run of the game gave the Reds a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth.


Paul Goldschmidt singled past Joey Votto at first base leading off the bottom half before Chapman (3-3) issued consecutive walks to Miguel Montero and Cody Ross. With the infield drawn in, Kubel singled over second base for his third career game-ending hit.


Interleague


Astros 4, Cubs 3


CHICAGO — Ronny Cedeno’s squeeze bunt scored Justin Maxwell with the tiebreaking run in the ninth inning to lead Houston over Chicago.


J.D. Martinez tied the game with a three-run homer in the sixth for the Astros.


Jose Cisnero (2-0) pitched two scoreless innings for the win, escaping a bases-loaded jam in the eighth. Jose Veras earned his 15th save in 18 chances.


Maxwell hit a leadoff double in the ninth against Kevin Gregg (2-1) and moved to third on Matt Dominguez’s sacrifice. Cedeno followed with another sacrifice bunt, putting the Astros ahead.




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