WASHINGTON (AP) Michael Taylor had a tying two-out, two-run single in the eighth inning, Danny Espinosa followed with an RBI double and the Washington Nationals rallied from three runs down to beat the New York Mets 4-3 on Wednesday.
In danger of having their lead over the Mets in the NL East cut to one game, Taylor drove in the Nationals' first run in the fourth with a single off Noah Syndergaard to make it 3-1.
After a wild pitch from Bobby Parnell (1-1) put runners on second and third in the eighth, Taylor ripped a full-count fastball to left to tie it. Taylor then stole second base before Espinosa put Washington in position to take two of three from the Mets and open a three-game lead in the division.
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Drew Storen struck out the side in the ninth for his 29th save. Matt Thornton (1-0) pitched the eighth for the win.
REDS 9, CUBS 1, Game 1
CINCINNATI (AP) - Todd Frazier extended his post-derby surge with three more hits, including a two-run double, and the Reds used a big first inning to beat the Cubs in the opening game of a day-night doubleheader.
Frazier won the All-Star Home Run Derby at Great American Ball Park, then went into an 0-for-10 slump. After getting a day off last Sunday, the third baseman is 6 for 12 with a homer and six RBIs.
Joey Votto added a solo homer off Kyle Hendricks (4-5), who gave up four runs while facing nine batters in the first inning. Billy Hamilton singled with the bases loaded in the seventh off Yoervis Medina as the Reds pulled away.
Mike Leake (8-5), who could be traded by the end of the month, allowed four hits in eight innings, including Kyle Schwarber's RBI single.
PHILLIES 5, RAYS 4, 10 innings
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pinch-hitter Odubel Herrera's RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning lifted the Phillies to a victory over the Rays.
The Phillies lost a franchise-record 62 games before the All-Star break, but are 5-1 since returning. They swept a three-game set against Miami and took two of three from the Rays to win consecutive series for the first time since last September.
Domonic Brown led off the 10th with a single off Brad Boxberger (4-6) and advanced on a sacrifice. After a bouncer to the mound for the second out, Herrera lined the 11th pitch he saw to left-center to drive in Brown.
Herrera was mobbed by teammates after rounding first and was taken down to the ground by Jonathan Papelbon as players piled on.
Papelbon (2-1) pitched two scoreless innings for the win.
DODGERS 3, BRAVES 1
ATLANTA (AP) - Mike Bolsinger pitched seven strong innings and the Dodgers scored three runs in the fifth inning to beat the Braves.
Having used their bullpen for 9 1-3 innings in first two games of the series, the NL West-leading Dodgers were hoping Bolsinger would pitch past the sixth for the first time in his last eight starts.
Alberto Callaspo, Jimmy Rollins and Joc Pederson each drove in a run for Los Angeles.
Bolsinger (5-3) retired 14 straight batters before a two-out walk of A.J. Pierzynski in the seventh. Kenley Jansen pitched around a leadoff walk in the ninth for his 17th save.
Julio Teheran (6-5) struck out seven of the first 10 batters he faced but struggled with his command in the fifth inning.
INDIANS 7, BREWERS 5
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Michael Brantley homered, doubled and drove in four runs, and Cleveland closer Cody Allen withstood a rocky ninth to help the Indians hold on for a win over the Brewers.
Allen entered the game with a three-run lead. But a string of 5 1-3 scoreless innings for the bullpen ended with Adam Lind's RBI double with one out in the ninth. A single for Aramis Ramirez put runners on first and third before Khris Davis hit into a game-ending double play started by third baseman Giovanny Urshela.
Allen pumped his fist on the mound after picking up his 20th save. Austin Adams (1-0) threw 1 1-3 innings of scoreless relief.
Cleveland snapped an eight-game losing streak dating to 2001 in the interleague series with the Brewers.
RANGERS 10, ROCKIES 8
DENVER (AP) - Elvis Andrus hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the ninth, and the Rangers bounced back from blowing an early five-run lead to beat the Rockies.
Rougned Odor homered and finished with three hits for the third time in the last six games for the Rangers.
Carlos Gonzalez and Nick Hundley homered in Colorado's four-run eighth. Gonzalez's three-run shot off Tanner Scheppers (4-1) tied it at 8.
Odor led off the ninth with a walk against closer John Axford (2-3). Adrian Beltre singled and one out later pinch-hitter Prince Fielder was intentionally walked. Andrus singled to left on drawn-in infield to give the Rangers the lead.
Shawn Tolleson worked the ninth for his 15th save.
GIANTS 7, PADRES 1
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Brandon Belt hit a tying solo home run in the sixth inning and Buster Posey hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the seventh to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 7-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday.
Matt Cain pitched six strong innings in his fourth start of the season for the defending World Series champions, who took two of three and have won eight of nine overall.
Padres ace James Shields left with a 1-0 lead after throwing 96 pitches in five innings, and the bullpen promptly gave up the lead.
Belt homered into the sandy play area beyond the fence in right-center on a 3-2 pitch from Marcus Mateo with two outs in the sixth. It was Belt's 10th.