WASHINGTON (AP) — Caleb Joseph homered and drove in three runs, J.J. Hardy had four hits and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Washington Nationals 7-3 on Monday night in a duel between neighboring first-place teams.
Nick Markakis homered for the Orioles, who trailed 3-1 before rallying for their eighth win in 11 games.
Hardy and Ryan Flaherty opened the seventh with successive doubles off Tanner Roark (11-7) to tie it at 3. Delmon Young followed with an RBI single — making him 9 for 17 as a pinch-hitter this season — and Adam Jones capped the uprising with a run-scoring single.
Kevin Gausman (6-3) pitched six innings.
The game was a makeup of a rainout on July 8. A sellout crowd of 42,181 — many of them wearing Oriole orange — showed up to watch teams located just 38 miles apart on I-295.
YANKEES 2, TIGERS 1
NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon McCarthy won his fourth start in a row with a gritty effort, and the New York Yankees took the first of three straight matchups against Detroit’s Cy Young Award winners, beating Max Scherzer and the Tigers.
Brian McCann hit an RBI single and Jacoby Ellsbury had a sacrifice fly in the third inning. Center fielder Ezequiel Carrera made a sensational catch on Ellsbury’s deep drive with the bases loaded.
McCarthy (4-0) allowed five hits and an unearned run in 5 2-3 innings. The Yankees have won each of his five starts since being acquired from Arizona. David Robertson was perfect in the ninth for his 30th save.
Scherzer (13-4) gave up nine hits over seven innings in losing for the first time since June 17, a span of eight starts.
Newly acquired David Price starts Tuesday night for Detroit and Justin Verlander pitches Wednesday night.
GIANTS 4, METS 3
NEW YORK (AP) — Pablo Sandoval drove in three runs and got three hits, including an RBI double with two outs in the ninth inning that sent the San Francisco Giants over the New York Mets.
The Giants took three of four at Citi Field. The Mets lost a home series for the first time since June 10-12 against Milwaukee.
Sandoval hit a two-run double in the third, then delivered again in the ninth off Jenrry Mejia (5-4).
Sergio Romo (5-3) got the win with one scoreless inning and Santiago Casilla pitched a perfect ninth for his ninth save.
INDIANS 7, REDS 1
CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber allowed one run in 7 1-3 innings to win his fifth straight decision and lead the Cleveland Indians over Cincinnati.
Kluber (12-6), who hasn’t lost since June 30, held the Reds to six hits, struck out seven and walked two.
Kluber’s 17-inning scoreless streak ended in the eighth on Brayan Pena’s RBI double off reliever Nick Hagadone.
Lonnie Chisenhall hit a three-run homer in the fourth off Alfredo Simon (12-7). Yan Gomes hit a two-run homer in the eighth as Cleveland won its fourth straight.