RABURN’S HIT WITH 2 OUTS IN NINTH GETS NA­TION­ALS BY METS

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Ryan Raburn drove in the game-win­ning run with two outs in the bot­tom of the ninth and the Na­tion­als sur­vived an­other bullpen col­lapse for a 3-2 vic­tory over the Mets on Mon­day.

Cur­tis Gran­der­son tied the game with a two-out, two-run homer off Na­tion­als re­liever Matt Al­bers (4-1). Gran­der­son’s hero­ics came af­ter Michael Tay­lor’s tworun homer in the bot­tom of the eighth broke a score­less tie.

Matt Wi­eters opened the ninth with a walk against Paul Se­wald (0-3), moved to sec­ond fol­low­ing a sac­ri­fice bunt and took third on Adam Lind’s deep fly ball. Fol­low­ing Stephen Drew’s walk, Raburn’s slow, loop­ing liner to left field off Fer­nando Salas fell in front of a div­ing Yoe­nis Ce­s­pedes, scor­ing Wi­eters.

MON­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHTS

Mike Napoli tied it for Texas with a solo home run in the of the bot­tom of the ninth, but Bos­ton’s An­drew Ben­in­tendi had a pinch-hit two-run shot over short­stop that gave the Red Sox a 7-5 win over the Rangers in 11 in­nings. … Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven sharp in­nings for his sec­ond straight win fol­low­ing a long slump, and the Yan­kees beat the Blue Jays 6-3. Hours af­ter an­nounc­ing they’ll both com­pete in the Home Run Derby next week, all-star slug­gers Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez sparked New York’s of­fense. Con­sec­u­tive sin­gles in the first helped the Yan­kees scratch out two runs against Mar­cus Stro­man. Judge’s lead­off sin­gle and Sanchez’s dou­ble set up a four-run eighth that in­cluded Chase Headley’s two-run dou­ble off Ryan Tepera. … Travis Shaw started the rout with a go-ahead sin­gle in a four-run first in­ning, then left af­ter he was hit on a hand by a pitch dur­ing the Brew­ers’ 8-1 win over the Ori­oles. Backed by 7-0 lead in the sec­ond, Brent Suter (1-1) struck out eight over six in­nings, al­low­ing an un­earned run and four hits — all sin­gles. The 27-year-old left-han­der made his sec­ond ma­jor-league start, pitch­ing in place of Chase An­der­son, on the dis­abled list be­cause of a left oblique strain. Wade Miley (3-7) gave up seven runs, seven hits and two walks in 1M in­nings, rais­ing his ERA to 5.20 from 4.54. He is 1-4 with an 11.69 ERA in his last six starts. … Aaron Nola struck out eight in seven splen­did in­nings, Freddy Galvis and Maikel Franco hit two-run homers and the Phillies beat the Pi­rates 4-0. Nola (6-5) al­lowed four hits and none un­til Jordy Mercer lined a dou­ble down the left-field line with two outs in the fifth. Joaquin Benoit and Hec­tor Neris com­pleted the four-hit­ter. Galvis hit a shot es­ti­mated at 417 feet into the sec­ond deck in right field to give the Phillies a 2-0 lead in the first off Ivan Nova (8-6). … Rookie Luke Voit hit his first ma­jor-league homer and drove in four runs, Tommy Pham reached base five times and the Car­di­nals beat the Mar­lins 14-6. St. Louis scored four runs in the first in­ning and seven in the third on the way to an 11-0 lead. Voit added a two-run homer in the eighth in the Car­di­nals’ fifth win in six games. Adam Wain­wright (9-5) picked up his sec­ond suc­ces­sive win and drove in two runs with a bases-loaded sin­gle. … Max Ke­pler tied a ca­reer high with four hits, in­clud­ing a home run, Adal­berto Me­jia earned his third straight win and the Twins beat the An­gels 9-5. Joe Mauer also home­red and Miguel Sano had three hits for Min­nesota. Me­jia (4-3) al­lowed nine hits and three earned runs in seven in­nings. His ERA has dropped from 5.53 to 4.32 over his past four starts. The As­so­ci­ated Press

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