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Published on NewsOK Modified: August 8, 2014 at 11:14 pm •  Published: August 8, 2014
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bartolo Colon pitched eight innings for his 200th career victory, Travis d'Arnaud homered, and the New York Mets held on for a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.

Daniel Murphy recorded his fifth straight multihit game with two singles for the Mets, who have won 10 of 11 in Philadelphia.

Marlon Byrd homered, Grady Sizemore drove in two runs, and Ben Revere had two of the Phillies' nine hits. Revere is batting a major league-best .388 since June 26.

The 41-year-old Colon (11-9) joined Pedro Martinez and Juan Marichal as the only Dominican-born pitchers to reach 200 victories. He gave up one run and six hits, struck out six and walked none.

A.J. Burnett (6-12) surrendered 11 hits, tying a season high, and gave up five runs in his third consecutive loss. He struck out eight but fell to 0-4 with a 6.66 ERA in his last five starts.

ORIOLES 12, CARDINALS 2

BALTIMORE (AP) — J.J. Hardy hit two of Baltimore's season-high six home runs, and the Orioles cruised past St. Louis to move a season-high 17 games over .500.

Hardy hit a solo shot and a three-run drive for his 11th multihomer game. Manny Machado, Adam Jones, Chris Davis and Ryan Flaherty also connected as Baltimore (66-49) reached double figures in runs for the first time since April 24.

Baltimore's Chris Tillman (9-5) gave up two runs and four hits in 6 2-3 innings. He was pulled after a two-run drive to A.J. Pierzynski made it 12-2.

It was the Orioles' first win over the Cardinals in 11 years.

A three-run drive by Machado and Hardy's first home run helped Baltimore go up 5-0 against Justin Masterson (1-1) in the third. That propelled the AL East-leaders to their ninth win in 12 games.

RAYS 4, CUBS 3, 10 innings

CHICAGO (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier, who entered the game in the eighth inning, drove in the winning run with a single in the 10th to give Tampa Bay a victory over the Chicago Cubs.

Desmond Jennings went 2 for 5 with a homer, and Ben Zobrist went 3 for 5 as Tampa Bay won its second straight.

Brad Boxberger (3-1) blew the save in the ninth, but pitched a perfect 10th to get the win. Hector Rondon (3-4) took the loss.

In his Wrigley Field debut, touted Cubs prospect Javier Baez went 1 for 5 with a run scored and four strikeouts.

PIRATES 2, PADRES 1

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gregory Polanco and Josh Harrison had three hits each, and Vance Worley outdueled Ian Kennedy as Pittsburgh edged San Diego.

The Pirates (62-53) moved a season-high nine games over .500.

Worley (5-1) struck a season-high seven in seven innings and gave up one run, five hits and a walk.

Kennedy (8-10) was pulled after six innings and allowed two runs — one earned — and seven hits.

Tony Watson preserved the one-run lead with a perfect eighth, and Mark Melancon earned his career-high 21st save by striking out the side in the ninth.

TIGERS 5, BLUE JAYS 4

TORONTO (AP) — Nick Castellanos tied the game with a two-run homer in the ninth inning, and Eugenio Suarez followed with a go-ahead shot as Detroit rallied to beat Toronto.

The Tigers trailed 4-2 entering the ninth against closer Casey Janssen. J.D. Martinez started the inning with a double. After an out, Castellanos homered on the first pitch. Two pitches later, Suarez gave the Tigers their first lead with a drive to center.

Janssen (3-1) was replaced by Aaron Loup after a two-out double by Ian Kinsler. The blown save was Janssen's third in 21 chances.

Al Alburquerque (3-1) worked 1 2-3 innings for the win. Joe Nathan finished for his 24th save in 29 chances, getting Josh Thole to foul out with the bases loaded.

Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez left in the fifth inning with a strained muscle in his right side. Left-hander Blaine Hardy took over for Sanchez, who allowed four runs and 10 hits in 4 2-3 innings.

MARLINS 2, REDS 1

CINCINNATI (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi gave his second straight shutdown performance, holding Cincinnati to five hits over eight shutout innings, and Giancarlo Stanton hit his NL-leading 28th homer, powering Miami to a victory.

The Reds fell to 8-13 since the All-Star break.

Eovaldi (6-6) got his first victory since June 23, ending a streak of three losses and four no-decisions. He walked one and struck out six while going eight innings for the second time this season.

Devin Mesoraco doubled home a run in the ninth off Steve Cishek, who then fanned Zack Cozart with two runners aboard to get his 28th save in 31 chances. Todd Frazier had three of Cincinnati's seven hits.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia had a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the sixth inning off Mike Leake (9-10), and Stanton hit a solo shot in the seventh.

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