MLB Wrap: Braves' streak snapped in Toronto

MLB Wrap: Braves' streak snapped in Toronto
May 27, 2013, 11:00 pm
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The Phillies went down early as Tyler Cloyd was hit hard in a 9-3 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park (see Instant Replay).

Ryan Howard started at first base after sitting out Sunday with soreness in his knee. His knee problem will likely be a day-to-day issue throughout the season (see story).

Now, here's a recap of Monday's action around baseball:

Blue Jays snap Braves' winning streak
TORONTO -- Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run homer, Colby Rasmus and J.P. Arencibia each had a two-run shot and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Atlanta Braves 9-3 on Monday night.

Encarnacion went 2 for 5 with five RBIs as the Blue Jays improved to 3-0 in interleague play. Toronto has won nine of 12 against NL opponents dating to last season.

Mark Buehrle (2-3) allowed one run and five hits in six innings to snap a seven-start winless streak and earn his 26th career interleague victory. The veteran left-hander, whose previous win was April 15, is the all-time leader in interleague wins.

Buehrle walked two and struck out six. He retired 11 of his first 13 batters and didn't allow a hit until Evan Gattis' two-out double in the fourth (see full recap).

- The Associated Press

Mets rally late, beat Yankees
NEW YORK -- Daniel Murphy hit a go-ahead single in the eighth after being denied a homer two innings earlier, and the New York Mets rallied to beat the rival Yankees 2-1 Monday night for their second straight home win after losing eight in a row.

David Wright hit his first home run at Citi Field this year to tie it in the seventh. Murphy came through against David Robertson (3-1) to hand the Yankees their first loss in 23 games when leading after six innings.

Murphy's drive to left-center in the sixth was caught above the wall by Brett Gardner to end the inning. The Yankees also threw out a runner at home plate in the eighth just before Murphy singled to center field.

Brandon Lyon (2-2) pitched a scoreless the eighth in relief of an impressive Jonathon Niese (see full recap).

- The Associated Press

Hammel, O's pound Nationals
WASHINGTON -- The Orioles entered the Beltway Series coming off a nightmarish late-inning loss and sporting a taxed bullpen. Jason Hammel and a run-producing lineup came to the rescue.

Hammel held the Nationals to two runs in his longest start of the season and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Washington Nationals 6-2 Monday.

Nick Markakis and Yamaico Navarro each drove in two runs and the Orioles had 15 hits, including three from Manny Machado.

Baltimore responded in the opener allowing four runs in the ninth inning for a 6-5 loss in Toronto the day before (see full recap).

- The Associated Press

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