- Associated Press - Monday, April 18, 2016

CINCINNATI (AP) - Trevor Story’s solo homer snapped an eighth-inning tie, Jordan Lyles got his first victory in nearly a year and the Colorado Rockies beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-1 Monday night.

Story added to his incredible rookie start, connecting on the first pitch from Ross Ohlendorf (2-2) for his NL-leading eighth homer in only 13 games. Ben Paulsen completed the rally with a three-run homer off Jumbo Diaz.

Lyles (1-1) allowed four hits and one unearned run in seven innings for his first win since April 23 last year. He missed most of 2015 with injuries and had been 0-5 in his last eight starts with an 8.35 ERA.

METS 5, PHILLIES 2

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - David Wright homered twice for his first two RBIs this season as New York went deep four times.

Noah Syndergaard (2-0) struck out eight in seven innings and threw 17 of his 94 pitches at least 100 mph. He allowed one run and five hits with two walks while bringing his strikeout total to 29 through three starts. He has a 0.90 ERA.

Lucas Duda and Neil Walker hit consecutive homers off David Hernandez in the eighth. New York has won four of five following a four-game skid that produced a 2-5 start.

Jerad Eickhoff (1-2) gave up two runs and five hits in seven innings with nine strikeouts.

MARLINS 6, NATIONALS 1

MIAMI (AP) - Jose Fernandez overcame early wildness and regained his winning touch at home.

Fernandez (1-1) threw 54 pitches in the first two innings but didn’t allow a hit until the fifth. He lasted six innings and improved to 18-1 at Marlins Park, with the lone loss in his previous home start.

Washington’s Bryce Harper went 0 for 2 with a sacrifice fly. He had homered in his previous four games.

Giancarlo Stanton benefited from the new, cozier dimensions at Marlins Park when he homered near the 407-foot sign in center in the fifth. Last year the ball would have been off the wall..

Tanner Roark (1-2) gave up five runs - four earned - and seven hits in six innings. The Nationals have lost two in a row after starting 9-1.

BLUE JAYS 4, REDS SOX 3

BOSTON (AP) - Russell Martin hit a two-run single against Craig Kimbrel, who walked Troy Tulowitzki with the bases loaded to force in the tying run. The rally began when when Ezequiel Carrera reached second base against Koji Uehara (0-1) after Josh Rutledge’s throwing error on his infield hit to third.

J.A. Happ (2-0) gave up one run and four hits in seven-plus innings in the Patriots’ Day morning game. Drew Storen got three outs for his first save despite giving up Travis Shaw’s RBI double and Hanley Ramirez’s two-out, RBI single. Storen then struck out pinch-hitter David Ortiz, who took a 93 mph sinker with a 2-2 count for a called third strike.

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