Brignac's RBI single in 14th lifts Phillies over Mets
AP Sunday, June 1, 2014, 12:00 am TWN
PHILADELPHIA--Reid Brignac's RBI single in the bottom of the 14th inning gave Philadelphia a 6-5 win over the New York Mets on Friday night.
Domonic Brown hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs for the Phillies, who ended the Mets' six-game winning streak at Citizens Bank Park.
Marlon Byrd reached second base when right fielder Chris Young dropped his fly ball for an error leading off the 14th. Carlos Ruiz followed with a single to center off Jenrry Mejia (4-2). After pinch-hitter Cesar Hernandez was intentionally walked, Brignac drove an opposite-field shot that one-hopped the wall in left.
Justin De Fratus (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings to earn the win. Phillies starter A.J. Burnett had a season-high 11 strikeouts, but allowed five runs, five hits and six walks in seven innings.
Mets rookie Rafael Montero lasted just 3 2-3 innings, allowing four runs — three earned — and seven hits in the shortest of his four career starts.
Bobby Abreu hit a two-run double to give the Mets a 5-4 lead in the fifth. The Phillies answered in the bottom half when Brown's groundout tied it at 5.
Braves 3, Marlins 2 Julio Teheran pitched 7 1-3 innings and scored the tying run in the seventh as Atlanta moved a game ahead of Miami atop the NL East.
The Braves trailed 2-0 in the sixth inning but rallied to break a four-game losing streak. They won for only the third time in their past 13 road games.
Teheran (5-3) allowed five hits and two runs, which raised his ERA to 1.83. Teheran, who came into the game 2 for 25 this season, had a single and a double. The right-hander improved to 4-0 in six career starts against the Marlins with an ERA of 2.50.
Three relievers combined to complete a five-hitter with Craig Kimbrel pitching a perfect ninth for his 14th save in 16 chances.
Giancarlo Stanton hit his NL-leading 16th home run in the first inning to put the Marlins up 2-0.
Tom Koehler (4-5) allowed three runs in seven innings. The Marlins lost for only the second time in their past 13 games against NL East teams.
Brewers 11, Cubs 5 Ryan Braun homered to highlight a five-run first inning for Milwaukee.
Braun had three hits and three RBIs for Milwaukee, which has won 25 of its last 31 games against Chicago. Rickie Weeks and Martin Maldonado had three hits and two RBIs each as the Brewers scored a season-high runs in its most lopsided victory of the year.
Marco Estrada (5-2) allowed three earned runs and six hits in six innings.
Travis Wood (5-5) turned in his shortest outing of the season when he lasted only 2 2-3 innings. He gave up 10 hits and seven earned runs for the Cubs (19-33), who have the worst record in the majors.
Chicago, shut out in its last two games at San Francisco, ended its scoreless streak at 22 innings.
Giants 9, Cardinals 4 Madison Bumgarner struck out 10 in seven scoreless innings and Hunter Pence hit a three-run homer off Adam Wainwright for surging San Francisco.
Bumgarner (7-3) allowed three hits and matched a season high for strikeouts set in his previous start against Minnesota. He walked one.
San Francisco has won eight of nine and owns the best record in the majors at 36-19.
Pence had two hits and scored twice. Pablo Sandoval extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a single and a double, but his run of nine straight games with an RBI was snapped.
Hector Sanchez and Gregor Blanco each had a two-run single for the Giants, who scored seven runs with two outs. San Francisco has scored 117 runs with two outs, tops in the big leagues.
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