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    Michael Massey’s sacrifice fly in the 10th inning lifted Kansas City to a 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night, ending the Royals’ four-game skid. Massey drove in automatic runner Michael A. Taylor, who had moved up to third on a groundball. Scott Barlow got the win in relief with help from catcher Salvador Perez, who threw out Roman Quinn on an attempted steal of third in the 10th. Jalen Beeks took the loss for the Rays, who have won five of seven and are in position for an AL wild card.

      Austin Riley hit a three-run homer off Lance McCullers Jr., Kyle Wright won his 15th game to tie for the NL lead, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Houston Astros 6-2 in the teams’ first meeting since last year’s World Series. The defending champion Braves have won 10 of 11 and are 51-20 since June 1, best in the majors over that span. Houston left fielder Yordan Alvarez left the game in two outs in the bottom of the fifth. He reported feeling ill and was taken to a hospital for evaluation. Wright allowed two runs in six innings in his first start since Aug. 10.

        Pete Alonso reached 30 homers and 100 RBIs on the season to lead the New York Mets to a 7-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. Alonso hit a run-scoring fielder’s choice for his 100th RBI and hit a two-run shot in the third inning for his 30th homer and gave him 102 RBIs. Starling Marte also stole home for the Mets. The NL-East leading Mets improved to 12-4 against the Phillies this season. The Mets are 5-2 in Philadelphia. Alonso joined David Wright as the only Mets with multiple 100-RBI seasons within their first four years in the league.

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