MLB roundup: Nationals rally past Phillies
WASHINGTON – Pinch-hitter Wilson Ramos delivered an RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning Friday to give the Washington Nationals a 4-3 comeback victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Steve Lombardozzi started the winning rally against Michael Schwimer (0-1) by singling with two outs, and 19-year-old Bryce Harper – the youngest player in the majors – drew his third walk of the game before Jayson Werth also walked to load the bases.
That brought up Ramos, who hit a 1-2 pitch to bring home Lombardozzi and set off a celebration, with his teammates streaming out of the dugout to greet him at first base.
Diamondbacks 5, Mets 4: At New York, Cody Ransom hit a two-run homer and a go-ahead single in the eighth inning to help Arizona hand New York its fourth straight loss.
Paul Goldschmidt hit a tying, two-run double in the eighth off Jon Rauch (3-1) and Ransom followed with an RBI single.
Reds 6, Pirates 1: At Pittsburgh, Johnny Cueto remained unbeaten, giving up seven hits in his first complete game of the season as Cincinnati beat Pittsburgh.
Cueto (4-0) struck out three without a walk to improve to 4-0 and lower his ERA to 1.32.
Yankees 6, Royals 2: At Kansas City, Mo., Derek Jeter hit a two-run homer, CC Sabathia went eight innings for the third straight time and New York beat Kansas City on an encouraging night.
It began with closer Mariano Rivera’s announcement that he plans to return from a devastating knee injury rather than retire, and ended when David Robertson struck out the side in the ninth to give Sabathia (4-0) his fourth straight victory.
Rays 7, Athletics 2: At St. Petersburg, Fla., David Price struck out 12 over eight strong innings, and Jose Molina hit his first homer of the season to lead the Tampa Bay past Oakland for its sixth straight win.
The Rays, who are a major league-best 19-8, improved to 13-1 at home and won for the 12th time in 13 games overall.
Price (5-1) threw 106 pitches while allowing an earned run, three hits and a walk.
Orioles 6, Red Sox 4 (13 inn.): At Boston, Chris Davis drove in the go-ahead run with a single in the top of the 13th inning, and Baltimore outlasted Boston.
Indians 6, Rangers 3: At Cleveland, Johnny Damon hit a two-run triple in his first home game with Cleveland, and Jeanmar Gomez pitched seven strong innings against Texas.