MLB Wrap: Braves stun Mets with walk-off win

MLB Wrap: Braves stun Mets with walk-off win
June 18, 2013, 2:15 am
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Jonathan Papelbon blew his first save of the season, but Domonic Brown had his back by delivering a game-winning hit in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Phillies past the Nationals, 5-4 (see story).

In the win, Ryan Howard hit his first homer since May 29. Is it a sign of more power to come from the first baseman? (see story).

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

Freeman's walk-off homer boosts Braves past Mets
ATLANTA -- Freddie Freeman hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning off Dillon Gee, giving the Atlanta Braves a stunning 2-1 victory over the New York Mets on Monday night in a game that was delayed nearly four hours by rain.

Gee (5-7) totally shut down the Braves until the ninth, when Justin Upton singled with one out before Freeman launched a towering drive into the right-field seats on a 2-2 pitch to end a game that didn't start until nearly 11 p.m.

Until then, Gee had allowed only two runners as far as second base (see full recap).

- The Associated Press

Scherzer fans 10, improves to 10-0 in Tigers' win
DETROIT -- Max Scherzer has shrugged off the significance of his undefeated start, saying records are fluky statistics for pitchers and that he's simply playing for a good team.

When the Detroit Tigers right-hander found out he is the first to accomplish a couple feats since Rogers Clemens and Pedro Martinez, though, it knocked Scherzer off his humble script.

"That tickles me when you say those type of names," he said.

Scherzer improved to 10-0 and struck out 10, Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer and Detroit beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Monday night (see full recap).

- The Associated Press

Reds top Pirates to move 15 games over .500 mark
CINCINNATI -- Todd Frazier wasn't going to let left-hander Francisco Liriano get another fastball by him. He guessed right and hit one a long way.

Frazier and Zack Cozart hit upper-deck homers off Liriano, and the Cincinnati Reds moved a season-high 15 games over .500 by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 on Monday night.

The Reds (43-28) hit four solo homers in all, extending their best start since 1995, the last time they won a playoff series. The win also kept Cincinnati in second place in the NL Central, a game and a half ahead of the Pirates (see full recap).

- The Associated Press

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