Tuesday’s interleague results
Phillies 3, Red Sox 1 — Cliff Lee pitched eight innings of four-hit ball and Jonathan Papelbon earned his first save at Fenway Park as a Red Sox opponent to lead the Philadelphia Phillies. Michael Young and Domonic Brown homered for the Phillies, and Erik Kratz singled in the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning to snap Boston’s four-game winning streak. Lee (6-2) allowed a first-inning run and then retired 22 of the next 23 batters to win his fourth consecutive decision. He struck out eight to match his season high and walked none. Papelbon pitched a perfect ninth for his 10th save.
Rockies 2, Astros 1 — Michael Cuddyer had three hits, including an RBI single in the ninth inning to give the visiting Colorado Rockies a dramatic win over the Houston Astros. Troy Tulowitzki doubled off Houston closer Jose Veras (0-4) to start the ninth and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Cuddyer followed with his single, which sailed just out of reach of leaping third baseman Matt Dominguez. Tulowitzki had an RBI single in the first. Chris Carter tied it in the fourth with an RBI grounder. Colorado starter Jorge De La Rosa scattered five hits with one run over seven innings.
Braves 7, Blue Jays 6 — Brian McCann hit two home runs, including a solo shot in the 10th inning that lifted the visiting Atlanta Braves. McCann and rookie Evan Gattis hit back-to-back homers off Ramon Ortiz in the sixth, giving the Braves a 6-5 lead. The Blue Jays tied it on J.P. Arencibia’s RBI double in the seventh. McCann connected for a leadoff drive in the 10th against Thad Weber (0-1) for his sixth home run. Craig Kimbrel got his 16th save in 19 chances.
Cardinals 4, Royals 1 — Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer against his former team, rookie Tyler Lyons made another dazzling start and the St. Louis Cardinals handed the Kansas City Royals their 10th consecutive home defeat. The only two hits that Lyons allowed over seven innings were to Billy Butler — a two-out RBI double in the first inning and a bloop single in the seventh. Edward Mujica breezed through a perfect ninth for his 16th save of the season. Matt Carpenter and Matt Holliday added solo homers in the sixth.
Rays 7, Marlins 6 — Desmond Jennings singled to right to drive in a run that broke a 6-6 tie with two out in the bottom of the ninth and lifted the Tampa Bay Rays. Kelly Johnson and Evan Longoria opened the Rays’ ninth with back-to-back singles, but then the next two batters flied out before Jennings ended the game.
Nationals 9, Orioles 3 — Adam LaRoche homered twice and drove in four runs, and the host Washington Nationals enjoyed a rare offensive outburst. LaRoche, Tyler Moore and Roger Bernadina connected off Orioles rookie Kevin Gausman (0-2). LaRoche added a solo shot in the eighth off Troy Patton. Chris Davis hit his major-league-leading 17th homer for the Orioles.
Pirates 1, Tigers 0 — Neil Walker ended a lengthy pitching duel, homering in the 11th inning to lift the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates. The game was scoreless until Walker — the brother-in-law of Tigers center fielder Don Kelly — homered off Jose Ortega (0-2) with one out in the top of the 11th.
Mets 2, Yankees 1 — David Wright and Lucas Duda hit RBI singles off Mariano Rivera in the ninth inning, and the New York Mets rallied to beat baseball’s career saves leader only hours after honoring him at Citi Field. Matt Harvey and Hiroki Kuroda locked up in an entertaining pitchers’ duel that went to the ninth with the Yankees leading 1-0 on Lyle Overbay’s run-scoring single. But all three batters to face Rivera got hits, handing him the first blown save of his farewell season in 19 chances.
Cubs at White Sox, ppd. — The game between the Chicago Cubs and White Sox was rained out. It was stopped in the bottom of the third with the Cubs ahead 2-0 at U.S. Cellular Field. No makeup date was announced.
— Associated Press