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MLB highlights: Rays rally past Yankees in ninth

Rays 4, Yankees 1: Matt Joyce hit a three-run homer off fill-in closer David Robertson in the ninth inning, falling down on a twisted ankle as he finished his swing, and Tampa Bay rallied to beat host New York.

In his first chance since taking over for injured star Mariano Rivera, Robertson escaped a bases-loaded jam to save Tuesday night's 5-3 victory over the Rays. But one night later, New York got a chilling dose of reality without Rivera.

White Sox 8, Indians 1: Jake Peavy (4-1) coasted for six innings before giving up a run in the seventh and Adam Dunn homered, leading visiting Chicago to an easy win over AL Central-leading Cleveland and a split of their four-game series. Dunn connected for his 10th homer, a two-run shot, in the first inning off Jeanmar Gomez (2-2).

Blue Jays 5, Athletics 2: Adam Lind hit a two-run homer after being demoted from the cleanup spot to eighth in the order, and J.P. Arencibia and Edwin Encarnacion each hit solo drives to lead Toronto past host Oakland. Brandon Morrow (4-1) struck out a season-high 10 in six innings and won his fourth straight start.

National League

Mets 10, Phillies 6: Ike Davis hit a three-run homer, Andres Torres also connected and New York beat the Phillies to complete its first three-game sweep in Philadelphia in six years. The Mets rallied to win all three against slumping Philadelphia. They trailed after five innings against Roy Halladay on Monday, after six against former Kentucky pitcher Joe Blanton on Tuesday and after six against Cliff Lee in the series finale. The five-time defending NL East champions are a season-worst four games under .500 at 14-18. Making his first start since straining his left oblique in the 10th inning of a gem against San Francisco on April 18, Lee allowed two runs and five hits, striking out six.

Cubs 1, Braves 0: Paul Maholm outpitched Tim Hudson to win his fourth straight start, Bryan LaHair hit a go-ahead single in the seventh inning and host Chicago beat Atlanta. Maholm (4-2) allowed three hits in seven innings and combined with James Russell and Rafael Dolis on a four-hitter.

Pirates 4, Nationals 2: Andrew McCutchen had four hits, including his second home run in as many nights, to lead host Pittsburgh over Washington. Brad Lincoln (2-0) earned the win in relief of starter Erik Bedard, who was lifted three pitches into the second inning because of back spasms. Joel Hanrahan survived a shaky ninth to pick up his sixth save as the Pirates won consecutive games for the first time since April 17-18.

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