Duda’s RBI single in 7th leads Mets past Phillies
Rod Barajas hit a two-run homer off Washington closer Henry
Rodriguez with two outs in the ninth to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates
to a 5-4 victory on Tuesday night.
The veteran catcher, mired in a season-long slump, drilled a
shot down the left field line that sailed a few rows into the seats
for his first home run and RBIs of the year.
The Nationals went ahead 4-3 after Adam LaRoche’s two-run blast
in the top of the ninth off Pittsburgh closer Joel Hanrahan.
Alex Presley singled with one out in the bottom of the ninth off
Rodriguez (1-2) and moved to third on a pair of wild pitches before
Barajas broke through.
Tony Watson (2-0) earned the victory after replacing
METS 7, PHILLIES 4
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Lucas Duda had a tiebreaking, two-out RBI
single in the seventh and the New York Mets took advantage of
Philadelphia’s defensive blunder.
Duda and David Wright had two hits and two RBIs each to help the
Mets win their fourth straight.
Hunter Pence homered for the Phillies, who have lost four of
The Mets took the lead in the seventh with four two-out runs on
four hits, including Duda’s single to right off left-hander Antonio
Bastardo (1-2) that drove in Wright with the go-ahead run.
Manny Acosta (1-2) didn’t allow a run or hit in two-thirds of an
inning in the sixth in relief of starter Miguel Batista.
ASTROS 3, MARLINS 2
HOUSTON (AP) – Pinch-hitter Brian Bogusevic hit an eighth-inning
RBI double and Houston ended Miami’s season-long seven-game winning
The game was tied at 2-2 when Travis Buck singled with two outs
before Bogusevic’s hit off Ryan Webb (1-1) to the corner of left
field, which a leaping Logan Morrison just missed, sent Buck
The Astros had tied the game when two errors on one play by Omar
Infante allowed two runs to score in the sixth inning.
Infante had a solo homer in the fourth and Buck added one in the
fifth to give Miami the 2-0 lead, but they managed just two hits
the rest of the way.
Wilton Lopez (3-0) allowed one hit in the eighth for the win and
Brett Myers pitched a scoreless ninth for his eighth save.
Jon Rauch got the last three outs in his first save opportunity
of the season.