Saturday, December 20, 2014

Mets maul Nationals, 6-1

The Nationals´ Jayson Werth is tagged out by Mets catcher Travis d´Arnaud in the sixth.
The Nationals' Jayson Werth is tagged out by Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud in the sixth. PATRICK SMITH / Getty Images
Zack Wheeler allowed one run in 62/3 innings to win his fourth consecutive decision, and Daniel Murphy's two-run single helped the visiting New York Mets beat the NL East-leading Washington Nationals, 6-1, Tuesday.

Wheeler (7-8) gave up seven hits and allowed a run on a wild pitch. The righthander went 3-8 with a 4.45 ERA in his first 16 starts, but is 4-0 with a 1.59 ERA in seven appearances since June 30.

Reds 9, Indians 2 - Johnny Cueto won his fifth straight decision and visiting Cincinnati, aided by a bizarre play in which a Cleveland runner was fooled by a second ball on the field, won the interleague game.

The Indians were trying to rally in the seventh when an errant warm-up pitch from Cincinnati's bullpen went onto the field.

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Yan Gomes' double cut the lead to 6-2 and moved David Murphy to third as a ball thrown by reliever Jumbo Diaz rolled behind second base. Murphy mistakenly thought that ball was live and edged off third. He was tagged out after the ball that was in play was thrown to third baseman Ramon Santiago.

Tigers 4, Yankees 3 - David Price struck out 10 in his Detroit debut and was long gone when Alex Avila homered in the 12th inning to lift the Tigers over host New York. Price pitched 82/3 innings and left with the score tied at 3.

This was the Yankees' 16th straight game decided by two or fewer runs; they are 9-7 in that span.

Rangers 16, White Sox 0 - Robinson Chirinos homered twice, and Colby Lewis pitched a six-hitter to lead Texas in a rout of host Chicago, the largest shutout victory in Rangers history.

Orioles 9, Blue Jays 3 - Chris Davis homered, and Caleb Joseph and Jonathan Schoop went deep back to back as Baltimore beat host Toronto.

The O's won their third game in a row, each in a different city. Baltimore beat Seattle at home Sunday and won at Washington on Monday in a makeup game.

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