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|Tuesday, 05 August 2014 17:15|
The Indians, trying to mount a comeback in the seventh, had a rally squelched after an errant warmup pitch from Cincinnati's bullpen came on the field.
Yan Gomes' double cut the lead to 6-2 and moved David Murphy to third as a ball thrown by reliever Jumbo Diaz rolled behind second base. Murphy mistakenly thought that ball was live and edged off third. He was tagged out after the ball that was in play was thrown to Santiago.
Cincinnati broke a 10-game losing streak at Cleveland.
Cueto (13-6), who hasn't lost since July 2, allowed two runs in winning his fifth straight decision.
Ramon Santiago hit a three-run homer in the second off Josh Tomlin (5-8) to break a 1-all tie for his first home run since Aug. 16 last season.
METS 6, NATIONALS 1
WASHINGTON (AP) - Zack Wheeler allowed one run in 6 2-3 innings to win his fourth consecutive decision, and Daniel Murphy's two-run single helped the New York Mets beat NL East-leading Washington.
Wheeler (7-8) gave up seven hits and allowed a run on a wild pitch. He is 4-0 with a 1.59 ERA in seven appearances since June 30.
In the second and third, Washington accumulated three hits and four walks off Wheeler but scored only once.
The Mets scored a run in each of the first two innings off Gio Gonzalez (6-8), with David Wright and Wheeler delivering RBI singles. In all, Gonzalez was charged with four runs and six hits over six-plus innings.
MARLINS 6, PIRATES
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Adeiny Hechavarria had two hits and drove in a run during a decisive five-run rally in the eighth inning to help Miami beat Pittsburgh.
Hechavarria's RBI single made it 4-2 after Marcell Ozuna and Jarrod Saltalamacchia drew bases-loaded walks from Justin Wilson to force home the tying and go-ahead runs. Christian Yelich capped the inning with a run-scoring double.
Giancarlo Stanton and Garrett Jones also had two hits for Miami.
Pittsburgh's Jordy Mercer had two hits.
A.J. Ramos (5-0) got two outs in the seventh inning for the win.
Jared Hughes (6-3) took the loss, though he could have gotten out of the seventh without allowing a run if not for third baseman Josh Harrison booting a potential double play grounder with one out.
Marlins starter Brad Hand didn't pitch at least seven full innings for the first time in four starts but had a solid 6 1/3-inning outing. The left-hander allowed two runs and six hits.
Pittsburgh starter Charlie Morton gave up one run and six hits in seven innings. He walked four struck out four.
ORIOLES 9, BLUE JAYS 3
TORONTO (AP) - Chris Davis homered and Caleb Joseph and Jonathan Schoop added back-to-back shots as Baltimore topped Toronto.
Davis, Nelson Cruz and J.J. Hardy all had two RBIs, and the Orioles won their third straight game, each in a different city. Baltimore beat Seattle at home on Sunday and won at Washington on Monday in a makeup game.
Bud Norris (9-7) pitched 5 1-3 innings to win for the first time in three starts as the AL East-leading Orioles moved five games ahead of second-place Toronto, which lost its fourth straight.
Toronto starter Mark Buehrle (11-8) lost for the seventh time in 11 starts. He allowed four runs and 10 hits in four innings.