The New York Mets claimed a 9-4 win over reigning MLB World Series champions the Chicago Cubs, but only after Curtis Granderson came through following Matt Harvey's struggles.
Harvey gave up home runs to the first two batters he faced — Anthony Rizzo and Ian Happ — and was pulled after four innings. He struck out five with a walk and four runs allowed before fellow pitcher Steven Matz pinch-hit for him in the fifth inning and actually slapped an infield RBI single on Wednesday.
The Mets pitcher entered the game game with a 4-3 record, but his ERA is now 5.25 after giving up three home runs, including a monster shot by Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber.
Schwarber's 467-foot home run that cleared Shea Bridge was the second-longest home run hit at Citi Field.
The Mets broke a 4-4 tie when Granderson smacked a line-drive home run — the 300th homer of his career —in the seventh inning off Cubs reliever Carl Edwards Jr, who had been nearly unhittable this season.
As for the Houston Astros, they snapped the Texas Rangers' five-game winning streak with 13-2 victory.
The Miami Marlins topped the Oakland Athletics 11-6, the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2, the Colorado Rockies were 5-1 winners against the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Toronto Blue Jays outlasted the Tampa Bay Rays 7-6, the Baltimore Orioles overcame the Chicago White Sox 10-6 and the New York Yankees lost 7-5 to the Los Angeles Angels.
Meanwhile, the Atlanta Braves crushed the Washington Nationals 13-2, the Cincinnati Reds went down 4-2 to the San Diego Padres, the Boston Red Sox accounted for the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3, the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Cleveland Indians 6-4, the Arizona Diamondbacks triumphed 2-1 over the Detroit Tigers, the Minnesota Twins lost 6-4 to the Seattle Mariners and the Milwaukee Brewers outlasted the St Louis Cardinals 7-6.
PHILLIPS LEADS BRAVES
Brandon Phillips had four of the Braves' 16 hits in their win over the Nationals. Phillips went four for six with a double and three RBIs with three runs scored to lead Atlanta's hit parade.
Astros second baseman Jose Altuve went three for three with a pair of doubles. He also scored three times as the Astros broke out of their funk.
CUETO STRUGGLES AGAINST ROYALS
Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto gave up five runs on 10 hits in just over five innings against the Royals. Cueto served up a trio of home runs off the bats of Mike Moustakas, Jorge Bonifacio and Lorenzo Cain.
NO PAIN, NO GAIN
Mariners outfielder Ben Gamel slammed into the wall in foul territory while tracking a Joe Mauer fly ball into the corner. Despite crashing into the wall and losing his hat, Gamel hung onto the ball to get the second out of the eighth inning in Seattle's win.
Ben Gamel fears no wall. pic.twitter.com/9DP4vcOfg2— MLB (@MLB) June 15, 2017
RAYS AT TIGERS
Justin Verlander (4-4, 4.68 ERA) is still searching for his ace form since being nagged by a groin injury, and he will try to help the Tigers climb back into the American League (AL) Central race by beating the Rays on Thursday. Verlander has not won in a month and it will be up to Tampa Bay's Alex Cobb (5-5, 4.29) to limit his run support.
22 de enero 2018
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21 de enero 2018
|Rakitic hails ´patient´ Barcelona after Real Betis rout|
|Neymar? I´d rather watch the golf, says Bale|
|Mbappe injury from goalkeeper collision ´nothing serious´|
|Don´t look back - Guardiola gives Manchester City title warning|
|Vermaelen to face tests on new hamstring injury|
|Conte wants ´point of reference´ striker as Barnes joins surprising Chelsea links|
|Sane the perfect tonic to Sanchez blues for City and Guardiola|
|Suarez scores 100th LaLiga goal as Messi reaches new milestones|
|Irving scores 40 points on return but Celtics lose again|
|Lyon 2 Paris Saint-Germain 1: 10-man leaders downed by twin wondergoals|
|Inter 1 Roma 1: Vecino snatches point on possible Dzeko farewell|
|Real Betis 0 Barcelona 5: Messi, Suarez rampant as leaders go 11 points clear|
|PSG star Mbappe injured in goalkeeper collision|
|Smith rejects ball tampering talk|
|Monchi: Roma will replace Dzeko|
|Kessie a far better player than I was, claims AC Milan coach Gattuso|
|Neymar to Real Madrid stories manufactured by Spanish press, claims Marquinhos|
|Brady active with taped throwing hand for AFC Championship Game|
|Cagliari 1 AC Milan 2: Kessie at the double in comeback win|
|Watford hire Javi Gracia as Marco Silva successor|
|I am happy with our squad - Pochettino denies Malcom rumours|
|Not much changed - Zidane boosted by clinical Madrid|
|No chance of January move, says Vidal|
|Saracens edge into last eight as Wasps and Ulster miss out|
|Selfie or stitches? Ronaldo bloodied after Madrid brace|
|Heynckes hails Bayern win: This is what sets us apart|
|Southampton 1 Tottenham 1: Kane earns visitors a point|
|Silva assured of chances at AC Milan after latest first-team snub|
|Saracens scrape into Champions Cup last eight|
|Goretzka´s Schalke return marred by abuse|
|Real Madrid 7 Deportivo La Coruna 1: Seven-up for Zidane´s men as Bale shines|
|McIlroy ´in really good shape´ after Abu Dhabi return|
|Muller brings up 100 Bundesliga goals in Bayern win|
|Dimitrov places Kyrgios among tennis´ most talented after Melbourne classic|
|Bayern Munich 4 Werder Bremen 2: Lewandowski & Muller at the double to spare champions´ blushes|
|Do Arsenal or Man Utd get the better deal? Sanchez v Mkhitaryan in Opta numbers|
|Edmund: I can win Australian Open|
|Pele ´fine´ and in ´no pain´ after reported health concerns|
|Dimitrov can go all the way, claims Kyrgios|
|Dominant Wozniacki sets up Suarez Navarro showdown|
|Brilliant back nine sees Fleetwood retain title|
|Surgery pushes Pocock´s Brumbies return back three months|
|No mercenary? Sanchez endorses article defending imminent Man Utd move|
|Allegri expects Buffon to be ´fully recovered´ within a week|
|Atletico Madrid confirm Costa hamstring injury|
|Thisara stars as Sri Lanka stay alive in tri-nation series|
|Atalanta 0 Napoli 1: Mertens ends drought to keep visitors top|
|Nadal through to meet Cilic as Dimitrov downs Kyrgios|
|Dimitrov holds off Kyrgios as wait for home champion goes on|
|Alexis Sanchez boards plane ahead of reported Man United medical|
|Smith not sour over controversial dismissal|
|Buttler the difference for England, says Morgan|
|Hamburg dismiss Gisdol after fourth loss in a row|
|Brilliant Buttler century sets up England series win|
|Melbourne City 5 Adelaide United 0: Budzinksi & Vidosic braces inspire emphatic win|
|Marco Silva sacked by Watford following ´significant deterioration´|
|Nadal promises greater aggression in the last eight|
|Deschamps knows my thoughts - Lucas Hernandez hints at France decision|
|Nadal battles past Schwartzman in Melbourne|
|Wozniacki: I have nothing to lose|
|Impey claims historic Tour Down Under win|
|Rockets end Warriors´ 14-game road winning streak|
|Klopp: Liverpool wouldn´t sell to rivals during season|
|Spence retains IBF welterweight title with TKO of Peterson|
|Wozniacki cruises into Australian Open quarter-finals|