WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Taylor had a tying two-out, two-run single in the eighth inning, Danny Espinosa followed with an RBI double and the Washington Nationals rallied from three runs down to beat the New York Mets 4-3 on Wednesday.

In danger of having their lead over the Mets in the NL East cut to one game, Taylor drove in the Nationals’ first run in the fourth with a single off Noah Syndergaard to make it 3-1.

After a wild pitch from Bobby Parnell (1-1) put runners on second and third in the eighth, Taylor ripped a full-count fastball to left to tie it. Taylor then stole second base before Espinosa put Washington in position to take two of three from the Mets and open a three-game lead in the division.

Drew Storen struck out the side in the ninth for his 29th save. Matt Thornton (1-0) pitched the eighth for the win.

YANKEES 4, ORIOLES 3

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez hit the 20th homer of his renaissance season, Mark Teixeira connected for an early two-run shot and New York beat Baltimore.

Ivan Nova (2-3) ended the first three-start losing streak of his career, and the AL East leaders won for the eighth time in 10 games.

Dellin Betances struck out two in a perfect eighth, and New York pitchers retired 14 in a row before Andrew Miller gave up a solo homer to Chris Davis with two outs in the ninth. Miller then struck out Jonathan Schoop for his 22nd save in 22 tries.

Ryan Flaherty also homered for the Orioles, who have dropped 11 of 15.

Before the game, vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said the Orioles (46-47) will be buyers as the July 31 trade deadline approaches.

CARDINALS 3, WHITE SOX 2

CHICAGO (AP) — Yadier Molina hit a bases-loaded triple off David Robertson with two out in the eighth inning, sending St. Louis to a victory over Chicago.

Randal Grichuk singled, Matt Holliday was hit by a pitch and Jason Heyward reached on catcher’s interference before Molina drove a 2-2 pitch into the corner in right for his third hit of the game.

It was the first triple for the All-Star catcher since May 22, 2011, and No. 4 for his career.

Miguel Socolovich (4-1) pitched a scoreless seventh for the win.

Kevin Siegrist struck out Adam LaRoche with runners on the corners for the final out in the eighth, and Trevor Rosenthal finished for his 29th save in 31 chances.

ROYALS 5, PIRATES 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Edinson Volquez pitched effectively into the eighth inning against his old team and Mike Moustakas hit a three-run homer to lead Kansas City over Pittsburgh.

Volquez (9-5), who won 13 games last season for the Pirates, picked up his first victory since June 26. He allowed one run on eight hits, while walking one and striking out eight.

Moustakas homered with two out in the eighth with Alex Rios and Jarrod Dyson aboard. Moustakas drove the 3-0 offering from right-hander Charlie Morton into the Royals’ bullpen.

Dyson’s bunt single scored Omar Infante with the first run of the inning.

Morton (6-4) allowed five runs on seven hits, two of them home runs, walked one, hit two batters and struck out four.

ANGELS 5, TWINS 2

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Huston Street earned his 300th save, Kole Calhoun had three hits and drove in two runs, and Los Angeles beat Minnesota for its seventh straight victory.

Chris Iannetta homered and Albert Pujols had an RBI double for the Angels (54-40), who have won 13 of 15 while streaking to the top of the AL West.

Johnny Giavotella had three hits and scored three runs for the Angels, who briefly trailed for the first time during their streak in the third inning. They reclaimed the lead later in the inning on the way to their 17th win in their last 20 games.

Brian Dozier had an early two-run single for the Twins, who have lost four straight.

ATHLETICS 4, BLUE JAYS 3, 10 INNINGS

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Pinch-hitter Ike Davis beat out an infield single with two outs in the 10th inning that went to replay review, lifting Oakland past Toronto.

The play went to review with the A’s already in the midst of a postgame celebration near the mound. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons immediately emerged from the dugout to challenge, and Oakland players stood together near the mound during the review that took 2 minutes, 45 seconds before they celebrated again.

It confirmed that Davis barely beat the throw by shortstop Jose Reyes, for his fifth career walkoff hit and first since July 1, 2014. That ended the 3-hour, 49-minute game.

Josh Reddick hit a one-out double against Roberto Osuna (1-4) to start things off in the bottom of the 10th.

Fernando Rodriguez (1-1) pitched the top half for the win.



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