Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

MLB Roundup: Rosario's First Homer Is a Winner for the Mets

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

MLB Roundup: Rosario's First Homer Is a Winner for the Mets

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Rosario's first homer is a winner for Mets

Amed Rosario's first career homer broke a tie leading off the ninth inning, Yoenis Cespedes and Michael Conforto also went deep and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-6 on Friday night.

After Cesar Hernandez hit a tying, solo homer in the eighth off Jerry Blevins, Rosario connected off Phillies closer Hector Neris (4-5) to cap a three-hit night. The rookie shortstop entered the game batting .161 (five for 31).

Hansel Robles (7-3) got the final two outs in the eighth and AJ Ramos finished for his 22nd save in 24 chances.

Mets starter Seth Lugo gave up five runs and eight hits, striking out a career-best eight in 5 1/3 innings. Phillies starter Nick Pivetta (4-8) allowed six runs five earned and seven hits in 4 2/3 innings.

Marlins 6, Rockies 3 * Giancarlo Stanton hit his major league-leading 40th home run as Miami beat visiting Colorado. Derek Dietrich hit a tie-breaking bloop single to spark a three-run eighth inning to help the Marlins take the lead.

Stanton's blast pulled him within two of the Marlins' franchise record of 42 set by Gary Sheffield in 1996. Stanton has hit seven home runs in his last eight games to reach the 40-home run plateau for the first time in his eight-year career.

Reds 11, Brewers 10 * Zack Cozart and Eugenio Suarez had three hits and drove in two runs each as Cincinnati built an early eight-run lead and then held on in Milwaukee.

Cubs 8, D'backs 3 * Kyle Schwarber and Alex Avila launched back-to-back homers in the sixth inning as Chicago won at Arizona.

Padres 4, Dodgers 3 * Manuel Margot hit a pair of game-tying home runs, and Jose Pirela put San Diego back on top with a long ball in the eighth inning in Los Angeles.

Giants-Nationals * The game was postponed by rain and will be played Sunday.


Indians 5, Rays 0 * Carlos Carrasco took another no-hit try into the late innings, losing it on a two-out single in the seventh by Logan Morrison but leading Cleveland to a win at Tampa Bay. …

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