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Roundup: Valdespin, Mets slam Dodgers

Mets’ Jordany Valdespin takes his victory lap around the bases after his grand slam lifted New York past Los Angeles in the 10th.

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Mets’ Jordany Valdespin takes his victory lap around the bases after his grand slam lifted New York past Los Angeles in the 10th.

Jordany Valdespin hit a grand slam in the 10th inning and the Mets rallied past the Los Angeles Dodgers, 7-3, Wednesday night in New York to save early sensation Matt Harvey from his first loss of the season.

David Wright tied it with a two-out single in the ninth off Los Angeles closer Brandon League, handed his first blown save in six chances.

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Matt Kemp hit his first homer of the year and drove in three runs as the Dodgers grabbed a 3-1 lead against Harvey. The budding Mets ace pitched pretty well, though, and was bailed out when his teammates rallied late.

Pinch hitter Mike Baxter hustled for a leadoff double in the ninth when his sinking liner to left glanced off the wrist of a sliding Carl Crawford. Baxter advanced on Ruben Tejada’s sacrifice, and League had a chance to get out of it after third baseman Jerry Hairston Jr. crashed into the railing to make a spectacular catch on Daniel Murphy’s foul popup.

Wright, however, lined the next pitch to right-center for his first hit of the night.

John Buck led off the 10th with a single against Josh Wall (0-1), and Ike Davis walked on four pitches. Both runners moved up on Marlon Byrd’s sacrifice, and Lucas Duda was intentionally walked to load the bases.

Reds 1, Cubs 0 — Mat Latos retired the first 10 batters and 15 of the first 16 he faced and mostly spared an overworked bullpen, and Todd Frazier hit a long home run as host Cincinnati defeated Chicago.

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With one out in the sixth inning of a scoreless tie, Frazier blasted a 2-and-1 pitch from Jeff Samardzija 480 feet to straightaway center field.

Rays 3, Yankees 0 — Alex Cobb scattered three hits over 8 innings, Ben Zobrist drove in two runs, and Tampa Bay shut out New York in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Cobb (3-1) gave up only two hits through the eighth — Eduardo Nunez’s second-inning single and an infield single by Jayson Nix in the sixth. The right­hander was replaced by Fernando Rodney after giving up a one-out single in the ninth to Brett Gardner.

Rockies 6, Braves 5 — Wilin Rosario scored from second on Yorvit Torrealba’s single to left and Colorado rallied to beat Atlanta in 12 innings in Denver.

Diamondbacks 3, Giants 2 — Pinch hitter Will Nieves delivered a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to lift visiting Arizona.

Pirates 5, Phillies 3 — Pinch hitter Brandon Inge hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning and Pittsburgh rallied to victory in Philadelphia.

Cardinals 4, Nationals 2 — Yadier Molina hit a two-run single off Stephen Strasburg during a three-run first inning, and visiting St. Louis completed a sweep and gave Washington’s All-Star ace the only four-start losing streak of his young career.

Padres 2, Brewers 1 — Edinson Volquez threw seven strong innings and Carlos Quentin hit his first home run of the season, helping host San Diego snap Milwaukee’s nine-game winning streak.

Rangers 11, Angels 3 — Nelson Cruz’s three-run homer capped a nine-run fourth inning as Texas routed host Los Angeles.

Blue Jays 6, Orioles 5 — Jim Johnson walked Maicer Izturis with the bases loaded in the 11th to force in the tiebreaking run, and Toronto averted a three-game sweep and ended host Baltimore’s run of consecutive extra-inning victories at 17.

White Sox 3, Indians 2 — Alex Rios hit a two-run homer and host Chicago beat Cleveland to stop a four-game losing streak.

Astros 10, Mariners 3 — Chris Carter, Ronny Cedeno, and Brandon Laird homered, Lucas Harrell pitched seven innings, and Houston beat visiting Seattle.

Tigers 7, Royals 5 — Jose Valverde returned to Detroit with a save and Victor Martinez drove in a pair of runs to help the host beat Kansas City.

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