NEW YORK — Shane Greene capped a series of fine starting pitching, working into the ninth inning and then watching closer David Robertson get pinch-hitter Miguel Cabrera to ground into a double play as the New York Yankees edged the Detroit Tigers 1-0 on Thursday.

Robertson relieved after Ian Kinsler’s leadoff single and walked Victor Martinez. But he induced Cabrera’s bouncer and Don Kelly’s soft liner to shortstop for New York’s fifth win in six games.

Stephen Drew’s RBI double was the game’s only extra-base hit.

ORIOLES 2, BLUE JAYS 1: Caleb Joseph homered for the fourth consecutive game and Baltimore beat host Toronto for its sixth straight series win.


NATIONALS 5, METS 3: Bryce Harper’s two-run homer in the bottom of the 13th inning lifted host Washington past New York and gave the Nationals a season-high 4 1/2-game lead in the NL East.

BREWERS 3, GIANTS 1: Wily Peralta (14-6) became the majors’ first 14-game winner, striking out a career-high nine in 62/3 innings to lead Milwaukee at home.

PIRATES 7, MARLINS 2: Edinson Volquez pitched one-hit ball for seven innings, Gregory Polanco drove in four runs and Pittsburgh beat visiting Miami.

CUBS 6, ROCKIES 2: Rookie Javier Baez hit two more homers and drove in four runs, leading Chicago at Denver. The 21-year-old also homered in his debut Tuesday, delivering a game-deciding shot in the 12th inning at Coors Field.


REDS 4, INDIANS 0: Homer Bailey pitched seven sharp innings, and Billy Hamilton had an RBI triple and scored a run to lead host Cincinnati.

PHILLIES 6, ASTROS 5: Ryan Howard hit a grand slam, capping a five-run rally in the eighth inning that lifted Philadelphia to a victory at home. Chris Carter had two homers and four RBI for Houston.


DODGERS: Los Angeles acquired right-hander Roberto Hernandez from Philadelphia in a trade for two players to be named later or cash considerations. The 33-year-old is 6-8 with a 3.87 ERA.

BLUE JAYS: Toronto placed infielder Brett Lawrie on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain. Lawrie had just returned Tuesday after missing six weeks with a broken right index finger.