Marlins saddle Phillies with 4-3 victory
AP Saturday, May 24, 2014, 12:05 am TWN
MIAMI -- Christian Yelich hit a two-out, bases-loaded RBI single in the ninth inning Thursday to give the Miami Marlins their fifth walkoff win of the year, 4-3 over the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Marlins won despite squandering a 3-0 eighth-inning lead. They took the series and improved to 19-6 at home, best in majors.
Miami is 6-17 on road, worst in majors.
Philadelphia's Marlon Byrd tied the game in the eighth with a two-run homer, his sixth. Miami's Marcell Ozuna hit a two-run homer, giving him two homers and seven RBIs in the past two games.
Ozuna singled with one out in the ninth off Jake Diekman (2-2), then took second on a two-out single by Jeff Mathis. Pinch hitter Reid Johnson reached on an infield single to load the bases, and Yelich grounded a single up the middle.
Marlins closer Steve Cishek (4-1) struck out two with a runner at second to end the ninth. The Phillies went 1 for 7 with runners in scoring position, with Byrd's homer the lone hit.
Cardinals 4, Diamondbacks 2 Allen Craig drove in the go-ahead run with a two-out double in the seventh inning as St. Louis completed a three-game sweep.
The sweep was the first of a three-game series this season for St. Louis, which has won seven of eight.
Shane Robinson had a two-run double as part of a three-hit night.
Pat Neshek (1-0) pitched scoreless seventh and eighth innings to pick up his first win as a Cardinal.
Trevor Rosenthal retired Arizona in order in the ninth for his 14th save in 16 chances.
Robinson, who was called up from Triple-A Memphis on Wednesday, went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and a run scored. Craig was 2 for 4 and also scored a run.
Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt had an RBI single and Aaron Hill drove in a run with a sacrifice fly. Diamondbacks starter Wade Miley (3-5) lasted 6 2-3 innings and allowed three runs and seven hits and four walks with three strikeouts.
Mets 5, Dodgers 3 Jonathon Niese hit an RBI double to provide himself some much-needed run support as the New York Mets took advantage of two Dodgers miscues to end Zack Greinke's remarkable runs-allowed streak to beat Los Angeles.
Juan Lagares had a go-ahead RBI single in the seventh off Chris Perez (0-2) and Niese (3-3) pitched seven sharp innings for New York, which won for just the sixth time in 20 games this month and avoided a three-game sweep.
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