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EditorsNote: Update 3: Adds Marlins-Angels, Rangers-M's, Rockies-Giants; one more game to come Game roundup: Phillies' Burnett ends skid

PHILADELPHIA -- A.J. Burnett pitched seven strong innings to snap a personal six-game losing streak on Monday night, as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 3-2.

Third baseman Cody Asche and catcher Carlos Ruiz homered for Philadelphia, which won for the fourth time in its last five games.

Third baseman Anthony Rendon and catcher Wilson Ramos hit solo homers for the Nationals, who lost for just the second time in 14 games.

Burnett, whose losing streak equaled the longest of his career, allowed one run and three hits while striking out a season-high 12. Now 7-14 this season, he earned his first victory since July 11, when he also beat Washington.

Orioles 9, Rays 1

BALTIMORE -- Delmon Young, J.J. Hardy and Chris Davis hit consecutive homers in the fifth inning, and Baltimore banged out five homers in all to end a three-game losing streak with a victory over Tampa Bay.

The Orioles scored just four runs while being swept by the Chicago Cubs in a three-game weekend series. However, power bats awakened Monday, starting with back-to-back, third-inning homers by Nick Markakis and Steve Pearce.

It was the first time the Orioles hit both two and three in a row in the same game since coming to town in 1954.

Cardinals 3, Pirates 2

PITTSBURGH --- Matt Holliday's two-run single capped a seventh-inning rally and John Lackey pitched one-run ball over seven innings to lift St. Louis to a win over Pittsburgh.

Holliday's hit put the Cardinals ahead 3-1 and came after pinch-hitter Jon Jay's RBI single tied the game. The left fielder helped give the Cardinals their ninth win in 12 games and allowed them to draw within one game of the Milwaukee Brewers, who played a late game at San Diego, in the National League Central.

Lackey (2-1) allowed seven hits while walking one and striking out three. He has given up two earned runs or less in four of his five starts since being acquired July 31 from the Boston Red Sox in a trade.

Yankees 8, Royals 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Derek Jeter collected two RBIs in his final regular-season game at Kauffman Stadium and right-hander Michael Pineda pitched into the seventh inning as New York Yankees drubbed Kansas City.

The Yankees have won five straight, matching their longest winning streak of the season. They also won five straight in April.

Martin Prado, Jacoby Ellsbury and Stephen Drew homered for the Yankees, who have won 13 of their last 21 games. Ellsbury hit a two-run homer in the ninth and drove in three runs.

The crowd of 31,758 gave Jeter a standing ovation in the ninth and chanted "Derek Jeter" as he came to the plate. The fans continued applauding as he returned to the dugout after grounding out, and many headed out for the exits after his at-bat.