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