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A matchup of old pros

Crafty Glavine, Mets get better of Moyer, Phillies

Tom Glavine emerged from the oldest matchup of lefthanded starters in major league history with his 292d win.

Other than a pair of Jimmy Rollins homers, Glavine and the Mets pretty much shut down the Phillies in a 5-3 victory over Philadelphia and Jamie Moyer last night in New York.

Jose Reyes hit a two-run, fourth-inning single that turned a 3-2 deficit into a 4-3 lead, and Moises Alou had three hits.

Glavine (2-1) allowed three runs and four hits, struck out four, walked three, and helped out with two important sacrifices.

Alou scored in the second inning when third baseman Wes Helms threw wildly to first on Glavine's bunt down the line. Glavine's second sacrifice advanced runners to second and third in the fourth, and Reyes followed with his go-ahead hit.

Billy Wagner got three outs for his second save and the 326th of his career, tying Roberto Hernandez for 10th on the career list.

Moyer, 44, and Glavine, 41, hooked up in the oldest matchup of lefty starters (85 years 163 days) in major league history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The Yankees' Tommy John and White Sox pitcher Jerry Reuss on May 2, 1988, were the previous record-holders (83 years 299 days).

Nationals 2, Braves 0 -- Ronnie Belliard hit a go-ahead single in the eighth inning off John Smoltz, and visiting Washington beat Atlanta to stop a six-game losing streak.

Ryan Zimmerman also hit an RBI single for the Nationals (2-8), who had never before led a game this year at the time a pitch was thrown. Their only previous win was April 4, when Dmitri Young hit a game-ending single that capped a three-run ninth inning in a 7-6 victory over visiting Florida.

Jesus Colome (1-0) pitched a perfect seventh, Jon Rauch had a 1-2-3 eighth, and Chad Cordero finished the two-hitter for his first save.

Orioles 2, Royals 1 -- Jay Gibbons atoned for an earlier missed opportunity by driving in Brian Roberts with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning, giving Baltimore the victory over Kansas City.

Gibbons, who fouled out with two runners on base in the eighth, lined an opposite-field single to left with the bases loaded off Jason Standridge (0-1).

Chris Ray (1-1) worked a perfect 10th to earn the win.

Tigers 5, Blue Jays 4 -- Brandon Inge homered and drove in three runs, and Mike Maroth limited host Toronto to two runs in six innings to help Detroit win for the fifth time in six games.

Inge hit a solo home run in the third, singled in a run in Detroit's three-run fourth, and added a sacrifice fly in the sixth. He finished 2 for 3.

Joel Zumaya pitched the last two innings for his first save.

Twins 3, Devil Rays 2 -- Justin Morneau led off the ninth inning with a home run off Brian Stokes as Minnesota dealt Tampa Bay its 10th straight loss in Minneapolis.

Indians 4, Angels 2 -- Travis Hafner's three-run homer in the eighth inning powered Cleveland to a comeback victory over Los Angeles in the finale of a series that was moved to Milwaukee after snow wiped out Cleveland's four-game home series against Seattle.