MLB Roundup: Dickey outduels Harvey again to lead Braves past Mets, 9-7

ATLANTA (AP) — R.A. Dickey claims he hasn’t had a consistently good knuckleball through any start this season.

The 42-year-old Dickey has still been good enough for two straight wins over Matt Harvey and the New York Mets.

Dickey’s floaters were more effective than Matt Harvey’s fastballs for the second time in a week, Ender Inciarte drove in three runs with three hits and the Atlanta Braves beat New York 9-7 on Tuesday. The Braves scored three runs off Harvey in the fourth, when Inciarte had a two-run single, and added three more off two relievers in the seventh.

Atlanta needed the extra runs, because New York’s Jay Bruce drove in six with two homers.

Dodgers 13, Giants 5

LOS ANGELES — Yasiel Puig drove in four runs with two singles and rookie Cody Bellinger added three more with a bases-clearing triple as Los Angeles rallied to beat San Francisco.

Diamondbacks 6, Nationals 3

WASHINGTON — Jake Lamb and Chris Herrmann homered off Tanner Roark, and Arizona bounced back from an early deficit to beat high-scoring Washington.

Cubs 8, Phillies 3

CHICAGO — Javier Baez came within a double of the cycle with four hits and three RBIs, Kyle Schwarber broke out of a slump with a three-run homer and Chicago beat Philadelphia.

Cardinals 2, Brewers 1

ST. LOUIS — Carlos Martinez pitched effectively into the eighth inning and St. Louis once again beat Wily Peralta.

Pirates 12, Reds 3

CINCINNATI — Josh Harrison hit a three-run homer — his third in two games — and right-hander Tyler Glasnow singled home two runs during a six-run rally that helped Pittsburgh to its first victory of the season over Cincinnati.

Padres 6, Rockies 2

SAN DIEGO — Yangervis Solarte and Ryan Schimpf hit back-to-back home runs off Tyler Chatwood in the sixth inning and San Diego beat Colorado to spoil Bud Black’s return to Petco Park.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Red Sox 5, Orioles 2

BOSTON — Adam Jones received extended applause from Fenway Park fans a night after he was racially taunted, both teams were warned after Boston ace Chris Sale threw behind Manny Machado’s legs in the first inning and the Red Sox went on to beat the Baltimore Orioles.

Angels 6, Mariners 4, 11 innings

SEATTLE — Albert Pujols’ RBI double in the 11th inning scored Mike Trout from first base and Los Angeles held on for a win over Seattle.

Astros 8, Rangers 7

HOUSTON — Marwin Gonzalez hit two home runs, including a go-ahead grand slam in the eighth inning that rallied Houston over Texas.

White Sox 6, Royals 0

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jose Quintana gave up four singles over eight innings and Chicago beat Kansas City.

Tigers 5, Indians 2

DETROIT — Miguel Cabrera hit his 450th homer in his first game off the disabled list and Detroit beat Cleveland.

Twins 9, Athletics 1

MINNEAPOLIS — Ervin Santana struck out seven in six shutout innings and Brian Dozier hit two of Minnesota’s six home runs.

INTERLEAGUE

Rays 3, Marlins 1

MIAMI — Edinson Volquez struck out nine but allowed a career-high eight walks, and Tampa Bay took advantage of his historically uneven performance to beat Miami.

By Paul Wager

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