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NEW YORK (AP) — Bryce Harper homered his first time up in New York, then hit a tiebreaking single to key a six-run burst in the 10th inning Monday night that sent the Washington Nationals over the Mets 8-2.

Shortstop Ruben Tejada’s error on a potential double-play ball set up the big 10th. Ryan Zimmerman hit a three-run double and Michael Morse added a two-run homer as the NL East-leading Nationals broke away.

The Mets lost for the 10th time in 11 games. A day earlier, they gave up five runs in the 12th inning and fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-3.

Tom Gorzelanny (3-2) retired Jason Bay with a runner on second to end the ninth.

David Wright and Ike Davis homered for the Mets in their fourth straight defeat. Tim Byrdak (2-2) took the loss.


MIAMI (AP) — Josh Johnson pitched six scoreless innings and Emilio Bonifacio homered to lead Miami over Atlanta.

Four relievers combined to pitch the final three innings for the Marlins. Steve Cishek earned his third save to help Miami snap a five-game losing streak.

Johnson (6-7) retired his first 14 batters before Brian McCann singled in the fifth. Johnson struck out nine, allowed one hit and did not walk a batter. He threw 87 pitches before Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen pulled him as a precaution.

Carlos Lee had an RBI single in the first and Bonifacio led off the second with his first homer since Sept. 25, 2011, at Milwaukee.

Braves starter Mike Minor (5-7) allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings.


PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jeff Samardzija gave up one hit over eight innings and Alfonso Soriano hit two run-scoring doubles as Chicago cooled off Pittsburgh.

Samardzija allowed only a fourth-inning infield single to Andrew McCutchen, the leading hitter in the majors with a .373 average. The ball ricocheted off Samardzija.

Soriano provided two big hits, scoring Starlin Castro both times, as Chicago ended its 28-inning scoreless streak that stretched to the second inning of last Friday’s game at St. Louis.

Samardzija (7-8) struck out five and walked one in ending Pittsburgh’s five-game winning streak. Carlos Marmol earned his 12th save.

Erik Bedard (5-11) allowed one earned run and two hits in seven innings while striking out 11. The Pirates lost for just the fifth time in their last 26 home games.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ty Wigginton hit a sacrifice fly to cap a four-run rally in the ninth inning against Francisco Rodriguez that lifted Philadelphia over Milwaukee.

The Phillies were 0-42 when trailing after eight innings before coming back against Rodriguez (2-5), who replaced John Axford as the closer last week.

Ryan Howard hit a two-run single on an 0-2 pitch in the ninth and Carlos Ruiz followed with an RBI single.

Carlos Gomez hit a three-run homer and the Brewers battered two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay. He allowed six runs and eight hits in six innings in his second start since returning from a nearly two-month stint on the disabled list.

Joe Savery (1-2) pitched a scoreless ninth for the win. It was the first time in 18 tries that the Phillies won a game Savery appeared in.

Utley and Howard hit consecutive homers for the last-place Phillies.