Mariners honor Jeter, fall short against Yankees

SEATTLE — Jacoby Ellsbury lined an RBI single on an 0-2 pitch to score Derek Jeter with the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, sending the New York Yankees past the Seattle Mariners, 3-2 on Tuesday.

Ellsbury extended his hitting streak to 14 games — the longest for a Yankees player since Jeter's 19-game streak in 2012 — and gave New York its fourth victory in 11 games. Ellsbury's hit came after Jeter's ground-rule double ended the night for Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma (4-3), who had not been threatened since the first inning.

Dellin Betances (4-0) got the win in relief of starter Vidal Nuno despite giving up the lead in the seventh on Dustin Ackley's RBI single.

Twins 4, Blue Jays 0

At Toronto, Brian Dozier hit a two-run home run, Kevin Correia won for the first time in four starts and Minnesota beat Toronto.

Newly signed slugger Kendrys Morales had two hits and scored a run as the Twins avoided falling a season-worst five games below .500.

Royals 9, Indians 5

At Kansas City, Mo., Jason Vargas cooled down hot-hitting Cleveland, Eric Hosmer hit a two-run homer and Kansas City held on to beat the Indians.

Hosmer also drove in a run during a four-run fourth inning. Alex Gordon homered in the eighth and Mike Moustakas hit a two-run shot later that inning as the Royals (32-32) moved back to .500 by matching their second-best run total of the season.

Red Sox 1, Orioles 0

At Baltimore, Brandon Workman allowed one hit over 62/3 innings, and Boston beat Chris Tillman and the Baltimore Orioles for its second win in eight games.

Mike Napoli's third-inning RBI single was all the offense the Red Sox needed to come out on the positive end of a pitchers' duel for the first time this season. Boston was 0-18 when scoring fewer than three runs.

National League

Nationals 2, Giants 1

At San Francisco, Doug Fister flipped the script from his previous start in San Francisco during the 2012 World Series, tossing seven scoreless innings to help Washington beat Madison Bumgarner.

Bumgarner and the Giants foiled Fister and the Detroit Tigers 2-0 in Game 2 of their Series sweep. The rematch at AT&T Park played out in Fister's favor.

Jayson Werth and Denard Span each drove home a run in the fifth to snap Bumgarner's career-best, six-game winning streak. Werth also threw out a runner at the plate from right field in the sixth.

Fister (5-1) allowed eight hits and walked one in his fifth straight win.

Tyler Clippard escaped a jam in the eighth and Rafael Soriano gave up a run in the ninth before earning his 13th save. Washington has won three in a row and nine of 11.

Bumgarner (8-4) yielded eight hits in seven innings. He hadn't lost since April 28 against San Diego.

Cubs 7, Pirates 3

At Pittsburgh, Anthony Rizzo homered, doubled twice and drove in three runs to lead Chicago over Pittsburgh, spoiling Gregory Polanco's much-anticipated debut.

Rizzo hit a two-run homer in the first inning off Francisco Liriano, who left in the fourth with discomfort on his right side. Rizzo also doubled and scored in the fourth and hit an RBI double in the seventh, a drive to deep right-center that struck Polanco's left wrist as the touted rookie tried to make the catch.

Dodgers 6, Reds 1

At Cincinnati, Josh Beckett allowed two hits in six shutout innings, Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run single and Los Angeles defeated Cincinnati in a game delayed more than 2 hours by rain.

Beckett (4-3) also singled in a three-run fifth for the Dodgers, who have won three straight and four of five. The right-hander, who had endured two consecutive 2-1 losses since his no-hitter May 25 in Philadelphia, finished with seven strikeouts and one walk.

Braves 13, Rockies 10

At Denver, Andrelton Simmons hit his first career grand slam as part of a seven-run first inning, and Atlanta outslugged Colorado at Coors Field.

Evan Gattis had a home run among his three hits and Freddie Freeman also homered for the Braves, who set season highs for runs and hits (16).

Phillies 5, Padres 2

At Philadelphia, A.J. Burnett threw 71/3 sharp innings and Marlon Byrd hit a three-run homer in Philadelphia's victory over San Diego.

Back from a 1-5 trip that left them tied with the Cubs for the worst record in the NL, the Phillies opened a six-game homestand with their 13th win at Citizens Bank Park.

Mets 6, Brewers 2

At New York, Taylor Teagarden hit a grand slam in his Mets debut, Daniel Murphy had a two-run shot and New York beat Milwaukee to snap a six-game skid.

Interleague

Cardinals 1, Rays 0

At St. Petersburg, Fla., Adam Wainwright became the NL's first nine-game winner and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Tampa Bay, the Rays' third straight shutout loss.

Wainwright (9-3) scattered seven hits over seven innings. Trevor Rosenthal got four outs, including a bases-loaded pop fly by Matt Joyce in the eighth, for his 17th save.

Diamondbacks 4, Astros 1

At Phoenix, Bronson Arroyo pitched seven strong innings and Aaron Hill had two late RBIs for Arizona.

Arroyo (6-4) matched Houston starter Brad Peacock through seven innings before the Diamondbacks scored two runs off Josh Fields (1-4) in the seventh.

Marlins 8, Rangers 5

At Arlington, Texas, Christian Yelich set career highs with four hits and four RBIs as Miami beat Texas for its record-tying 13th consecutive interleague victory.

Yelich's single in the seventh inning sent home two unearned runs and put the Marlins ahead to stay.


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