NEW YORK – 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 the Tampa Bay Rays rallied to beat the New York Yankees 4-1 on Wednesday night.

Robertson (0-1) escaped a bases-loaded jam the previous night in his first save chance since taking over for injured star Mariano Rivera. But one night later, New York got a chilling dose of real-life reality without Rivera.

With the Yankees clinging to a 1-0 lead, Sean Rodriguez singled through the left side on Robertson’s first pitch and went to third when pinch-hitter Brandon Allen singled to right on the next delivery.

Ben Zobrist walked and, one out later, B.J. Upton hit a sacrifice fly to tie the score. Joyce then put the Rays ahead.

ANGELS 6, TWINS 2: Ervin Santana pitched 71/3 innings and got some run support for the first time in his past six starts.

Santana (1-6) gave up two runs and six hits, and Albert Pujols had two hits and two RBI for visiting Los Angeles, which took 2 of 3 from the Twins.

WHITE SOX 8, INDIANS 1: Jake Peavy coasted for six innings before giving up a run in the seventh, and Adam Dunn homered, leading Chicago to a win at Cleveland.

BLUE JAYS 5, ATHLETICS 2: Adam Lind hit a two-run homer after being demoted from the cleanup spot before the game, and J.P. Arencibia and Edwin Encarnacion each hit a solo drive to help Toronto win at Oakland, Calif.


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 Chicago beat visiting Atlanta.

REDS 2, BREWERS 1: Joey Votto’s RBI double broke a scoreless tie in the ninth, and Cincinnati held on to win at Milwaukee.

ROCKIES 6, PADRES 2: Left-hander Christian Friedrich pitched six solid innings to win his major league debut, and Jason Giambi and Wilin Rosario hit RBI doubles off the top of the fences at Petco Park as visiting Colorado ended a five-game losing streak.

METS 10, PHILLIES 6: Ike Davis hit a three-run homer, Andres Torres also connected and New York completed its first three-game sweep in Philadelphia in six years.

The Mets rallied to win all three against the slumping Phillies.

The five-time defending NL East champions are a season-worst four games under .500 at 14-18. The Mets (18-13) are five games above .500 for the first time since July 19, 2010.

PIRATES 4, NATIONALS 2: Andrew McCutchen had four hits, including his second home run in two nights, to lead Pittsburgh at home.

Brad Lincoln (2-0) earned the win in relief of starter Erik Bedard, who was lifted three pitches into the second inning due to 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.

Ross Detwiler (3-2) allowed three runs and seven hits with four strikeouts in six innings for Washington. Xavier Nady and Chad Tracy knocked in runs for the Nationals, but couldn’t stop Washington from dropping its third straight.