NEW YORK (AP) Justin Turner homered and drove in three runs against his former club, emergency starter Ian Thomas hurled five effective innings, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the New York Mets 7-2 on Friday night.
The Dodgers spoiled the major league debut of outfielder Michael Conforto, the Mets' first-round draft pick last year who was promoted from Double-A Binghamton earlier in the day. Conforto drove in the Mets' first run with an RBI groundout in the fifth inning.
Thomas (1-1) allowed one run and three hits over five innings in his first major league start. The rookie left-hander pitched in place of All-Star Zack Greinke- who left the team Thursday morning for the birth of his first child.
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The Dodgers scored early and often off Mets starter Jonathan Niese (5-9), who allowed six runs and eight hits - including home runs by Turner and Yasiel Puig - in three innings.
PIRATES 7, NATIONALS 5
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Gregory Polanco homered and drove in three runs as Pittsburgh exacted some measure revenge against Max Scherzer and Washington.
Just over a month after Scherzer no-hit the Pirates, Pittsburgh touched Washington's ace for five runs in five innings before putting it away against reliever Sammy Solis (1-1). Neil Walker and Pedro Alvarez also homered off Scherzer, the most home runs Scherzer has given up in a game in nearly four years.
Vance Worley (4-5) picked up the win in relief. Mark Melancon worked around two hits in the ninth for his major-league leading 31st save.
Tyler Moore drove in two for the Nationals and Ian Desmond homered for the second straight night, but Washington couldn't rally on a rare off night by Scherzer.
RAYS 3, ORIOLES 1
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Tim Beckham snapped an eighth-inning tie with a two-out, bases-loaded single that gave Tampa Bay a victory over Baltimore.
The sputtering Rays rallied after being limited to two hits over seven innings by Orioles starter Chris Tillman, who came within six outs of winning his sixth straight decision before walking Kevin Kiermaier leading off the eighth.
Kiermaier stole second and raced home on John Jaso's two-out single off reliever Darren O'Day (5-1) to make it 1-1. Evan Longoria followed with a bloop single and James Loney was walked intentionally before Beckham singled up the middle.
Alex Colome (4-4) pitched a scoreless eighth, and Jake McGee worked the ninth for his fifth save.
The Orioles lost for the first time this season when leading after seven innings.
PHILLIES 5, CUBS 3, 10 INNINGS
CHICAGO (AP) - Jeff Francoeur hit a two-run homer with two outs in the 10th inning and Philadelphia beat the Chicago Cubs.
Francoeur drove his game-winner deep into the bleachers in left field off Cubs reliever Rafael Soriano, who came in for James Russell (0-2), who gave up a leadoff single to Cesar Hernandez in the 10th.
Jonathan Papelbon pitched the 10th for Philadelphia and earned his 17th save in as many opportunities after Ken Giles (5-2) worked the ninth inning.
The Phillies, who won for the sixth time in seven games since the All-Star break, tied the game in the ninth when Cody Asche delivered his second RBI double of the game off closer Jason Motte.
Motte, who blew his first save in seven chances, stranded the go-ahead run at second by getting pinch-hitters Odubel Herrera and Carlos Ruiz to fly out.
WHITE SOX 6, INDIANS 0
CLEVELAND (AP) - Jose Quintana pitched a seven-hitter for his first career shutout and complete game and Jose Abreu homered off Corey Kluber, sending Chicago to a victory over Cleveland.
Quintana (5-9) got his first win since July 1, and the left-hander did it with customary control and efficiency. He did not allow a walk and hasn't yielded a base on balls in five of his past six starts. The Indians only got two runners as far as second base against Quintana, who was making his 107th major league start. He struck out eight and improved to 5-4 in night starts.
Abreu homered in the sixth off Kluber (5-11) and Melky Cabrera, batting .474 in his career against the defending Cy Young Award winner, hit a two-run double in the eighth to make it 4-0.