Chipper Jones atoned for a costly error by cutting down the potential tying run at the plate and the Atlanta Braves held on to end the Yankees’ 10-game winning streak, beating New York, 4-3, at Yankee Stadium Tuesday night.
The Yankees were trying to match their longest winning string in nearly a half-century. Instead, the Braves threw out two runners at home and won for only the second time in nine games.
Jason Heyward drove in the go-ahead run in the sixth off Hiroki Kuroda (6-7).
Rookie Andrelton Simmons drove in two runs and Jones delivered an RBI double for the slumping Braves.
Tim Hudson (5-3) labored through five innings and four relievers preserved the lead. Craig Kimbrel closed for his NL-leading 20th save.
The Braves were hurt by missing mitts more than missing bats in the early innings.
Mets 5, Orioles 0 - Johan Santana pitched six sharp innings, Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer, and host New York shut out Baltimore for the second straight time.
Santana followed R.A. Dickey’s second one-hitter in a row with his best outing since he tossed a no-hitter June 1. Jordany Valdespin added a two-run single for New York, which won by the same score Monday night.
Tigers 6, Cardinals 3 - Justin Verlander allowed one earned run in seven innings, leading host Detroit over St. Louis.
Verlander (7-4) retired 12 of the first 13 hitters he faced and worked out of a seventh-inning jam to help Detroit hold on. He struck out Allen Craig with the bases loaded with his final pitch. Verlander allowed five hits and walked four, striking out only three.
Rangers 7, Padres 3 - Josh Hamilton returned after missing four starts because of an illness and hit a two-run triple to lead visiting Texas.
Hamilton went 2 for 5 and scored two runs as the Rangers extended their winning streak to five games.
Athletics 3, Dodgers 0 - Brandon McCarthy (6-3) showed no signs of an ailing shoulder in seven impressive innings, winning his third straight start and sixth consecutive decision to lead host Oakland. Coco Crisp of the A’s reached four times and stole three bases.
Angels 12, Giants 5 - Albert Pujols hit a three-run homer, Mark Trumbo added a three-run triple and drove in five runs, and Mike Trout matched his career high with four hits as host Los Angeles posted its highest-scoring performance of the season.
Phillies 7, Rockies 2 - Cole Hamels (10-3) threw eight sharp innings, John Mayberry Jr. and Carlos Ruiz hit two-run homers, and Philadelphia beat slumping Colorado.
Rays 5, Nationals 4 - Carlos Pena hit a two-run homer and David Price (9-4) bounced back from his worst start of the season to pitch seven strong innings, leading visiting Tampa Bay over Washington.
Pirates 7, Twins 2 - Andrew McCutchen had three hits, including his 12th homer of the season, and Kevin Correia (3-6) ended a lengthy winless streak at PNC Park as Pittsburgh beat Minnesota.
Indians 3, Reds 2 - Asdrubal Cabrera hit a two-run homer with one out in the 10th inning off hard-throwing Aroldis Chapman (4-3) for host Cleveland.
Royals 2, Astros 0 - Luke Hochevar (4-7) pitched into the eighth inning, two relievers completed the shutout, and Billy Butler hit a solo home run to lead visiting Kansas City.
Cubs 2, White Sox 1 - Travis Wood (1-3) pitched six strong innings for his first win as a starter in more than a year, and the visiting Cubs beat the White Sox.
Blue Jays 10, Brewers 9 - Colby Rasmus and Jose Bautista erased a one-run deficit with back-to-back home runs off closer John Axford in the ninth inning, and Toronto rallied to victory in Milwaukee.
Mariners 12, Diamondbacks 9 - Casper Wells hit a pinch-hit, two-run single in the top of the 10th inning and Seattle rallied at Phoenix. Justin Smoak, Brendan Ryan, and Kyle Seager homered for the Mariners, who have won three of four.