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Best of MLB: Dansby Swanson Hustle Helps Give Braves Win Over Mets

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    Best of MLB: Dansby Swanson Hustle Helps Give Braves Win Over Mets
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    Best of MLB: Dansby Swanson hustle helps give Braves win over Mets

    ATLANTA -- Dansby Swanson turned a normal grounder up the middle into a hustle double, then dashed home on a single by pinch-hitter Rio Ruiz in the ninth inning to lift the Atlanta Braves over the New York Mets 3-2 Friday.

    With one out in the ninth, Swanson hit a bouncer through the infield and ran hard out of the batter's box. As center fielder Curtis Granderson took a casual approach to the ball, Swanson never let up as he rounded first base and slid head-first into second.

    Josh Edgin then relieved Fernando Salas (0-2), and Ruiz followed with a single to left. Swanson skipped out of the way of the ball, sped home and slid in safely.

    Braves players poured out of the dugout to surround Ruiz, with Swanson rushing to congratulate him.

    Swanson's two-run double in the sixth gave Atlanta a 2-1 lead.

    Jim Johnson (4-1) pitched a scoreless ninth.

    Granderson and Travis d'Arnaud hit homers for New York. Mets starter Matt Harvey threw five scoreless innings (see full recap).

    Stanton hits mammoth homer as Marlins slug past Pirates
    PITTSBURGH -- Giancarlo Stanton smashed a home run over the batter's eye at PNC Park, Tyler Moore went deep twice for the second multihomer game of his career and the Miami Marlins pounded the reeling Pittsburgh Pirates 12-7 on Friday night.

    Stanton's shot narrowly cleared the massive green wall beyond center field in the third inning and was estimated at 449 feet by Statcast. He entered the night two back of the NL lead for home runs behind Washington's Ryan Zimmerman and Cincinnati's Scott Schebler.

    Moore hit a two-run homer off Tyler Glasnow (2-6) in the second and took reliever Dovydas Neverauskas deep over the left field wall in the seventh.

    Dustin McGowan (4-0) earned the win in relief of shaky starter Vance Worley. The Marlins have won 11 of 15 (see full recap).

    Hicks, Montgomery lift Yankees to victory
    NEW YORK -- Aaron Hicks homered twice and rookie Jordan Montgomery pitched seven stellar innings to lead the New York Yankees over the Baltimore Orioles 8-2 on Friday night.

    Starlin Castro also connected for the AL East leaders in the opener of a three-game series between division foes. New York has won three straight, outscoring rivals Boston and Baltimore 25-3 over the last three nights.

    Jonathan Schoop hit an early two-run homer for third-place Baltimore, which dropped 4 1/2 games behind the Yankees. Dylan Bundy (6-5) tossed six solid innings but lost for the fourth time in his past five starts.

    Bundy beat Montgomery 3-2 on May 29 in Baltimore, where the Orioles took two of three from New York. It was a different story in the latest matchup between two promising 24-year-old arms.

    Montgomery (4-4) set a career high with eight strikeouts in the longest outing of his 11 major league starts. He was coming off six innings of three-hit ball in a 7-0 win at Toronto (see full recap).