Jimmy Rollins sets Philadelphia Phillies’ hit record
Rollins delivered the 2,235th hit of his career as the Phillies claimed a 7-4 win over the Chicago Cubs at Citizens Bank Park.
He ripped a fastball to right field for a single in the fifth, passing Mike Schmidt’s record for the Phillies.
Domonic Brown produced the key blow for the Phillies as his three-run homer in the bottom of the fifth set up their win.
The Phillies remain bottom of the National League East, five-and-a-half games behind leaders the Atlanta Braves.
Philadelphia were the only victorious team in the division.
The Braves were well beaten 11-6 by the Los Angeles Angels and the Washington Nationals were edged by the St Louis Cardinals 4-1.
The Miami Marlins were no match for the Pittsburgh Pirates as they lost 8-6 and the New York Mets were shutout by the San Diego Padres in a 5-0 loss.
Elsewhere in the NL, West leaders the San Francisco Giants suffered their second straight loss.
Brandon Barnes hit a two-run inside-the-park homer to right field in the top of the ninth inning to see the Colorado Rockies edge the Giants 5-4.
The Dodgers closed to within six-and-a-half games of the Giants thanks to a 6-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Milwaukee Brewers stayed four-and-a-half clear atop the NL Central after a 4-2 victory against the Cincinnati Reds.
In the American League, the Kansas City Royals continued their good form.
Danny Duffy struck out nine to get the win as the Royals made it six straight victories by beating the Chicago White Sox 9-1.
But Central division leaders the Detroit Tigers maintained their one-and-a-half game lead, defeating the Minnesota Twins 12-9.
The Cleveland Indians overcame the Boston Red Sox 3-2, the Oakland Athletics eased past the New York Yankees 5-1, the Houston Astros beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-3 and the Texas Rangers edged the Seattle Mariners 4-3.
Chris Davis’ two-run homer helped the Baltimore Orioles to a 3-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.
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