Mets extend streak, Phillies edge Indians


The New York Mets continued their hot-streak with a comprehensive 13-1 win over the San Francisco Giants in MLB on Friday.

The Mets have now won their last seven games and 12 of their 13 runs came in the third inning, the largest single-frame output in franchise history, as Yoenis Cespedes notched six RBIs with a two-run single and a grand slam.

It was a lot tighter in Philadelphia where the Phillies needed 11 innings to get a 4-3 win over the Cleveland Indians, with Ryan Howard striking the walk-off shot for a fourth-straight win.

The Baltimore Orioles made it two from two against the Chicago White Sox, prevailing 6-3, as the Chicago Cubs scored their 17th April win - matching a franchise record - in a 6-1 drubbing of the Atlanta Braves.

The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-1, the Boston Red Sox edged the New York Yankees 4-2 thanks to a late show, the Texas Rangers against the Los Angeles Angels by the same scoreline and the Detroit Tigers ran out 9-2 winners over the Minnesota Twins.

The Toronto Blue Jays responded to their sweep against the White Sox with a 6-1 drubbing of the Tampa Bay Rays as Aaron Sanchez threw seven scoreless innings, while the Miami Marlins improved to 11-11 for the season with a 6-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers and the Washington Nationals snuck past the St Louis Cardinals 5-4.

Elsewhere, Trevor Story was at it again as he struck two homers in the Colorado Rockies' 9-0 shutout of the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Oakland Athletics left it late in their 7-4 win over the Houston Astros, while the Kansas City Royals knocked off the Seattle Mariners 1-0 and the San Diego Padres beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1.


Trevor Story had his 10th home run of the year with a two-run homer in the fifth inning against the Diamondbacks. Story tied Jose Abreu for the league's April rookie record for the most home runs.