- Associated Press - Monday, July 4, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in the eighth inning, and the New York Mets overcame a six-run deficit to beat the Miami Marlins 8-6 Monday for their fifth straight win.

Miami took a 6-0 lead against Matt Harvey, who lasted 3 2/3 innings. But the Mets scored in every inning from the fourth through the eighth and overcame two calls that originally went their way but were overturned upon video review.

With the score 6-all, d’Arnaud reached on an infield single to start the eighth against Fernando Rodney (0-2), who was acquired from San Diego last week and had allowed just one earned run this season. Pinch-hitter Juan Lagares sacrificed and Neil Walker drew a walk before Cespedes lined the ball into right-center for his second double and third hit of the game.

Jeurys Familia pitched the ninth for his major league-leading 29th save, converting his 45th consecutive regular-season opportunity dating to last August.

Travis d’Arnaud and Curtis Granderson started the comeback with solo homers off Tom Koehler.

INDIANS 5, TIGERS 3

CLEVELAND (AP) - Mike Napoli hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the seventh inning and the Indians remained perfect in 10 games against the Tigers this season.

Napoli hit an 0-1 pitch from Bruce Rondon (2-1) into the left-field bleachers, helping the Indians to their 12th straight win at home.

Jeff Manship (1-1) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings and Cody Allen worked the ninth for his 18th save. The game ended when Jose Iglesias bounced into a double play. Iglesias was called safe at first, but it was reversed after a replay review.

Cleveland has outscored Detroit 65-23 this season and the Indians now lead the Tigers by 6 1/2 games in the AL Central. The win also ended Cleveland ‘s two-game skid that followed a franchise-record 14-game winning streak.

Nick Castellanos and Steven Moya homered for Detroit, which had won six straight.

GIANTS 3, ROCKIES 1

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Angel Pagan hit a two-run homer and Buster Posey also connected to back Jake Peavy as San Francisco beat Colorado.

Peavy (5-7) struck out six over 6 2/3 innings to bounce back from his third-shortest outing of the season. He left to a standing ovation and tipped his cap while exiting in the seventh after a two-out single by pinch-hitter Cristhian Adames. Giants right fielder Mac Williamson made a beautiful diving catch to start the inning.

Nolan Arenado hit two doubles, but the run-starved Rockies lost its sixth straight game and fourth in a row held to one or fewer runs.

Colorado loaded the bases in the second on Ryan Raburn’s one-out double, a single by Mark Reynolds and Nick Hundley’s walk before Peavy was called for a balk to force in the game’s first run.

Tyler Anderson (0-3) allowed three runs and four hits in six innings.

PIRATES 4, CARDINALS 2

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Gregory Polanco homered twice and Jonathon Niese turned in his best start in almost a month to help Pittsburgh win its fifth straight - all on the road.

Polanco’s two-run homer in the sixth inning off Carlos Martinez (7-6) put the Pirates ahead to stay 2-1. He added a solo shot in the eighth for the first two-homer game of his career.

Niese (7-6), who had given up at least four earned runs in each of his previous four starts, allowed just one run on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Pirates relievers Arquimedes Caminero, Juan Nicasio and Neftali Feliz combined to allow one run over the final 3 1/3 innings. Feliz picked up his first save of the season despite giving up a run-scoring double to Matt Carpenter in the ninth.

St. Louis had a three-game winning streak snapped.

PHILLIES 8, BRAVES 2

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Jerad Eickhoff pitched neatly into the eighth inning, and Odubel Herrera and Maikel Franco each hit a two-run homer as Philadelphia beat Atlanta.

Eickhoff (6-9) gave up two runs and five hits, striking out eight in 7 2/3 innings to win for the fourth time in five decisions.

After sweeping three games in Arizona and taking two of three from the defending World Series champion Royals, the Phillies didn’t let up against the worst team in the NL.

They jumped on Joel De La Cruz (0-2) in the second inning. Six extra-base hits led to a season-high seven runs in the inning.

Cameron Rupp and Tommy Joseph hit doubles. Cesar Hernandez ripped an RBI triple. Herrera hit one out to deep right-center for his 10th homer. After Peter Bourjos hit a double, Franco hit his 15th homer to left-center to make it 7-1.

CUBS 10, REDS 4

CHICAGO (AP) - Kris Bryant hit his 24th home run before leaving with a bruised leg, Willson Contreras and Addison Russell also went deep, and Chicago pounded struggling Cincinnati.

Playing the NL Central’s last-place team was just what the major league-leading Cubs needed after getting outscored 32-11 in a four-game sweep by the Mets in New York.

Contreras capped a three-run second with a solo drive off Cody Reed (0-3) that made it 6-0. Russell drove in three runs and scored two.

Kyle Hendricks (7-6) gave up an unearned run and four hits in 5 1/3 innings as the Cubs started a four-game homestand on a winning note after going 4-7 on their longest trip of the season.

The Reds lost for the 11th time in 13 games.

BLUE JAYS 6, ROYALS 2

TORONTO (AP) - Aaron Sanchez pitched eight innings to win his eighth straight decision, and Josh Donaldson and Darwin Barney each hit a two-run single in a four-run seventh inning to send Toronto past Kansas City.

Troy Tulowitzki had two hits as the Blue Jays won a rematch of last year’s AL Championship Series, which Kansas City took in six games.

Sanchez (9-1) has not lost since April 22 against Oakland. He allowed one run and three hits while matching the longest start of his career.

Edinson Volquez (7-8) left after loading the bases with no outs in the seventh. Kendrys Morales and Eric Hosmer homered for the Royals.

BREWERS 1, NATIONALS 0

WASHINGTON (AP) - Junior Guerra outpitched Max Scherzer, Martin Maldonado homered and Milwaukee defeated Washington to snap a four-game losing streak.

Guerra (6-1) allowed two hits in 7 1/3 innings while striking out seven and walking two. The 31-year-old rookie threw eight scoreless innings of two-hit ball in his previous start and has won three straight.

Maldonado gave the Brewers the lead in the fifth with his third homer of the season. Jeremy Jeffress pitched the ninth for his 22nd save.

Scherzer (9-6) threw 114 pitches in six innings. He gave up four hits and struck out seven.

RED SOX 12, RANGERS 5

BOSTON (AP) - Brock Holt hit a two-run homer and Sandy Leon had four hits, including three of Boston’s season-high nine doubles against Texas.

Mookie Betts hit a two-run homer, and Travis Shaw and Dustin Pedroia each added a solo shot as the Red Sox banged out 13 extra-base hits.

David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez each had two doubles. The Red Sox had a season-high 21 hits to win their second straight after a 21-2 rout by the Angels.

Rougned Odor hit a solo homer and two-run single for the Rangers, who have lost five of six.

Rick Porcello (10-2) overcame a four-run first inning and improved to 7-0 at Fenway Park this season. He allowed 12 hits in six innings.

Nick Martinez (1-2) gave up six runs and 11 hits in 4 1/3 innings.

ASTROS 2, MARINERS 1

HOUSTON (AP) - Lance McCullers struck out 10 in seven strong innings and George Springer homered for the second straight day to lift Houston over Seattle.

McCullers (4-2), who missed his previous turn with a blister on his right index finger, allowed five hits and one run while matching his season high for strikeouts. Luke Gregerson pitched a perfect eighth and Will Harris did the same in the ninth for his eighth save.

Springer doubled and scored in the first inning. There were two outs in the fifth when he launched his 19th home run to make it 2-1.

Wade Miley (6-5) yielded seven hits and two runs in 6 2/3 innings for his third straight loss. The Mariners had won four straight.

WHITE SOX 8, YANKEES 2

CHICAGO (AP) - Tim Anderson and Dioner Navarro each hit a two-run homer off CC Sabathia, helping James Shields and the Chicago White Sox beat New York.

Chicago had a string of 15 consecutive solo shots, matching a franchise record, before Anderson connected in the third inning to tie it at 2. Brett Lawrie hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the fifth before Navarro belted his fifth homer.

Navarro has seven RBIs in the last three games - all wins for the resurgent White Sox. Todd Frazier went 3 for 3 with two walks for Chicago, which has won five of six and 10 of 14.

Chase Headley hit a two-run homer for New York, which has lost three of four. Starlin Castro went 4 for 4 with two doubles in his first game in Chicago since the Yankees acquired him in a December trade with the Cubs.

New York was 0 for 13 with runners in scoring position, and shortstop Didi Gregorius made three errors.

Sabathia (5-6) struck out nine in six innings, but allowed five runs and eight hits. The big left-hander is winless in his last three outings with an 8.31 ERA.

Shields (4-9) got his second straight win after a long slump that started with San Diego and carried over to Chicago after he was acquired in a trade a month ago.

RAYS 4, ANGELS 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Logan Morrison homered and drove in two runs to help struggling Tampa Bay end a four-game losing streak with a victory over Los Angeles.

Matt Moore (5-5) allowed two runs over 6 2/3 innings, improving to 4-0 in his career against Los Angeles and handing the slumping Angels their 12th loss in 14 games.

Morrison hit a solo homer off starter Nick Tropeano and gave the Rays the lead for good with an RBI single against Fernando Salas (3-6). Brad Miller also homered for the last-place Rays, who won for the third time in 19 games.

Jefry Marte homered off Moore before leaving in the sixth with a bruised left knee.

Ryan Garton got two outs for his first major league save.

ATHLETICS 3, TWINS 1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Coco Crisp snapped a seventh-inning tie with a two-run single, and Oakland stopped a four-game skid by beating Minnesota.

Kendall Graveman (4-6) halted a recent slide by the A’s rotation. He allowed three hits and one run in 6 2/3 innings.

Stephen Vogt’s RBI single evened the score at 1 in the seventh against Twins starter Ricky Nolasco (3-7), and Crisp gave Oakland the lead four batters later.

The Twins managed only four hits. That included a two-out triple by Eddie Rosario in the ninth, but Ryan Madson recovered to earn his 16th save in 19 attempts.

DODGERS 7, ORIOLES 5

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Corey Seager tripled and scored the tiebreaking run on Justin Turner’s sacrifice fly in the seventh inning to lead the Dodgers to their fifth straight victory, over the slumping Orioles.

Chase Utley had three hits and drove in two runs for the Dodgers, who have won 10 straight at home after rallying to claim the opener in just Baltimore’s second regular-season trip to Dodger Stadium.

Yasiel Puig and Yasmani Grandal hit back-to-back homers in the second inning for the Dodgers.

J.J. Hardy and Joey Rickard drove in two runs apiece for the AL East-leading Orioles, who have lost five straight after a four-game sweep in Seattle.

Joe Blanton (4-2) pitched the seventh, and Kenley Jansen finished for his 25th save in 28 chances.

PADRES 8, DIAMONDBACKS 4

PHOENIX (AP) - Derek Norris drove in three runs with a home run and a double before leaving with an injury and the Padres handed the Diamondbacks yet another home loss.

The Padres’ Yangervis Solarte added a two-run homer and Luis Perdomo (3-3) pitched six solid innings to get the victory. The 23-year-old right-hander, in his sixth start, allowed three runs on nine hits, striking out five with no walks. He pitched to one batter in the seventh.

Norris, the team’s catcher, left in the eighth inning when he was struck in the arm by a bat on the follow-through by hitter Brandon Drury.

Norris’ two-run homer off Archie Bradley (3-4) in the sixth put the Padres up for good. Bradley, starting in place of injured Zack Greinke, went six innings, giving up five runs.

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