Yan­kees win 6-1 to end Mets 11-game streak

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The Yan­kees beat the Mets 6-1 in Fri­day’s open­ing game of the all-New York in­ter­league se­ries, end­ing the Mets’ record-ty­ing 11-game win­ning streak.

The victory kept the Yan­kees equal top of the Amer­i­can League East stand­ings along with Bos­ton, while a game be­hind that pair, Tampa Bay moved level with Toronto by trounc­ing the Blue Jays, while AL leader Kansas City had its game against the Chicago White Sox suspended due to rain with the scores tied in the ninth in­ning.

The Los An­ge­les Dodgers stayed top of the Na­tional League West with a shutout win at San Diego.

The Yan­kees’ win owed most to a pair of two-run homers by Mark Teix­eira.

Starter Michael Pineda ( 3- 0) al­lowed one run in 7 2-3 innings; his long­est out­ing with the Yan­kees, who won for the sev­enth time in eight games and posted their first home win against the Mets in five at­tempts.

Los An­ge­les pitcher Zack Greinke ex­tended his mas­tery of NL West op­po­nents by hold­ing San Diego score­less for seven innings, guiding the Dodgers to a 3-0 victory.

Greinke (3-0) im­proved to 21-1 with a 1.88 ERA in 31 games against di­vi­sion op­po­nents since join­ing the Dodgers in 2013. He is 15-0 in his last 19 starts against NL West teams.

Carl Craw­ford hit a homer for the Dodgers, who had lost their pre­vi­ous three games, and in­stead in­flicted a three-game skid on the Padres.

Tampa Bay’s James Loney, Rene Rivera and Tim Beckham each hit two-run homers, pow­er­ing the Rays to a 12-3 win against Toronto.

The home runs by Loney and Rivera came in a four-run fourth in­ning off R.A. Dickey (0-2) as Tampa Bay earned a third straight win. Kansas City’s game at Chicago was suspended at 2-2 af­ter eight innings.

The game was suspended af­ter a 40- minute de­lay. It will be re­sumed on Satur­day af­ter­noon with the Roy­als bat­ting in the top of the ninth. Satur­day’s orig­i­nally sched­uled game will begin when the suspended con­test is over.

Bos­ton beat Bal­ti­more 7-5 to in­flict a fifth-suc­ces­sive loss on the Ori­oles.

Brock Holt hit a tiebreak­ing three-run homer off Dar­ren O’Day in the eighth in­ning, while David Or­tiz and Han­ley Ramirez also con­nected for the Red Sox.

Bal­ti­more’s five-game their long­est since 2013.

Cleve­land’s Bran­don Moss home­red twice and drove in seven runs as the In­di­ans routed Detroit 13-1.

Moss hit a three-run homer in the fifth in­ning and a two-run shot in the ninth for an In­di­ans team that had not had a sin­gle multi-run homer this sea­son.

Cleve­land starter Danny Salazar (2-0) struck out a ca­reer-best 11 bat­ter and gave up only one run in


is seven innings.

The Tigers have lost straight af­ter an 11-2 start.

Hous­ton’s Rob­bie Gross­man sin­gled in two runs in the 11th in­ning to give the Astros a 5-4 win against Oak­land.

The re­sult lifted the Astros to a 9-7 record; match­ing their best start to a sea­son for eight years.

In the 11th, Chris Carter and Colby Ras­mus drew walks off Eric O’Fla­herty (0-2). Af­ter Hank Conger’s sac­ri­fice moved the run­ners over, Gross­man lined a 3-0 pitch to left to put Hous­ton up by two runs. Jose Al­tuve added an RBI sin­gle, and they needed all that ad­van­tage be­cause the A’s scored two runs in the bot­tom of the innings.

Pitts­burgh’s Gerrit Cole pitched into the eighth in­ning to guide the Pi­rates to a 4-1 win at Ari­zona.

Cole (3-0) al­lowed one run in 7 2/3 innings with seven strike­outs.

Josh Har­ri­son and Neil Walker each drove in two runs. Har­ri­son lined a two-out dou­ble to right-cen­ter in the sec­ond in­ning, driv­ing in

four two run­ners to give the Pi­rates a 3-0 lead and lay the foun­da­tion for a third-straight win.

Colorado’s Rafael Ynoa snapped a sixth-in­ning tie with an RBI dou­ble as the Rock­ies beat San Fran­cisco 6-4.

Chicago’s Jonathan Her­rera sin­gled home the tiebreak­ing run in the 11th in­ning, and David Ross fol­lowed with a bases-loaded dou­ble that sent the Cubs to a 7-3 victory against Cincin­nati.

The Los An­ge­les An­gels edged Texas 3-2, with David Freese hit­ting the go-ahead homer.

St. Louis’ Car­los Martinez struck out eight in seven score­less innings to steer the Car­di­nals to a 3-0 win against Mil­wau­kee.

Philadel­phia scored the only run of the game in the bot­tom of the ninth in­ning, as At­lanta’s Fred­die Free­man mis­han­dled Ben Re­vere’s ground ball to first, al­low­ing Freddy Galvis to score the win­ning run and give the Phillies a 1-0 win against the Braves.

Seat­tle’s Felix Her­nan­dez re­tired his first 14 bat­ters and pitched a com­plete game shutout as the Mariners beat Min­nesota 2-0.

Miami’s Martin Prado hit a tie- break­ing RBI sin­gle in the eighth in­ning as the Mar­lins de­feated Wash­ing­ton 3-2.


Philadel­phia Phillies short­stop Freddy Galvis, right, throws to first base af­ter forc­ing out At­lanta Braves’ Cameron May­bin at sec­ond on a dou­ble play by Kelly John­son dur­ing the ninth in­ning of a base­ball game on Fri­day, April 24.

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