Thursdays Interleague results

Mets 3, Yankees 1 Dillon Gee finished off the New York Mets most unexpected Subway Series sweep. Gee struck out a career-high 12 and limited the host Yankees to four hits over 7 ? innings in a win that gave the Mets a four-game season sweep of their older, more prestigious rival. Marlon Byrd had a two-run, second-deck homer in the second off rookie Vidal Nuno (1-2), John Buck hit a slow-rolling RBI single off third base in the eighth and Gee made that stand up against the Yankees, who totaled just seven runs in the four games.

Red Sox 9, Phillies 2 David Ortiz and Jonny Gomes homered and Jacoby Ellsbury set a club record with five stolen bases as the Boston Red Sox routed the host Philadelphia Phillies. Ellsbury added three hits and Jarrod Saltalamacchia had two doubles and three RBI for the Red Sox, who enter this weekends series against their AL East rival New York Yankees having won 11 of 16.

Orioles 2, Nationals 0 Freddy Garcia pitched eight innings of three-hit ball to get the best of Dan Haren in a duel of veteran right-handers, and the host Baltimore Orioles beat the Washington Nationals. Nick Markakis hit an RBI double in the third inning and Manny Machado doubled in a run in the eighth for the Orioles, who took three of four from the Nationals in a home-and-home series that began Monday in Washington. Making his sixth start for Baltimore, Garcia (2-2) struck out six and walked none.

Braves 11, Blue Jays 3 Ramiro Pena drove in four runs with three hits, including a run-scoring single in the sixth that gave Atlanta the lead, Mike Minor pitched seven strong innings and the host Braves makeshift lineup had 16 hits in a win over R.A. Dickey and the Toronto Blue Jays. Freddie Freeman and Reed Johnson homered and Evan Gattis had three hits. Jordan Schafer added a two-run single in the sixth.

Rangers 9, Diamondbacks 5 Mitch Moreland hit a two-run homer, rookie right-hander Justin Grimm took a shutout into the sixth inning and host Texas snapped its first three-game losing streak of the season with a interleague victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Cubs 8, White Sox 3 Chicago Cubs pitcher Travis Wood hit a fourth-inning grand slam off Jake Peavy and allowed two runs in six innings to lead the way in a victory over the visiting Chicago White Sox at Wrigley Field. Nate Schierholtz and Luis Valbuena each hit their sixth home runs of the year in an 11-hit effort by the Cubs offense, keying a fourth straight win overall and third consecutive victory over their crosstown rivals.

Mariners 7, Padres 1 Nick Franklin hit his first two big league home runs and Kendrys Morales, Brendan Ryan and Endy Chavez also went deep to give the visiting Seattle Mariners a victory over the San Diego Padres. The five homers were a season high for the Mariners, who worked over Andrew Cashner and Petco Park in earning a split of their home-and-home, two-game series with the Padres.

Giants 5, Athletics 2 Pablo Sandoval hit a go-ahead two-run single in the sixth to help Barry Zito end a six-start winless stretch, and the host San Francisco Giants beat the Oakland Athletics to avoid a sweep.

Rays 5, Marlins 2 Matt Joyce and James Loney homered to support pitcher Alex Colome in his major league debut and helped send the Tampa Bay Rays to a victory over the host Miami Marlins, who lost their ninth straight. Colome (1-0) allowed an unearned run and five hits in 5 ? innings. He walked two and struck out seven as the Rays won their fifth straight.

Pirates 1, Tigers 0 Russell Martin hit a bases-loaded single off the left-center wall in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the host Pittsburgh Pirates a victory over the Detroit Tigers. Detroit starter Doug Fister struck out 12 in seven innings and allowed four hits. Miguel Cabrera hit two doubles for the Tigers, including the 400th of his career.

Associated Press