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NY Mets :

  • Gee looks build on recent stretch in finale vs. Marlins September 17, 2014
    When Dillon Gee takes to the Citi Field mound Wednesday night against the Marlins opposite righty Henderson Alvarez, he'll try to continue to inch back toward the first-half effectiveness that has eluded him in recent months. Alvarez is enjoying a breakout year, but has been hampered lately by injuries.
    Tim Healey
  • Flores makes everyday case with six RBIs in rout September 17, 2014
    Wilmer Flores' two-homer, six-RBI performance on Tuesday lifted the Mets to a 9-1 win over the Marlins at Citi Field, moving him that much closer to the Mets' everyday shortstop job in 2015.
    Anthony DiComo
  • Lagares exits with hyperextended right elbow September 17, 2014
    Juan Lagares exited the Mets' 9-1 win over the Marlins on Tuesday in the top of the fifth inning with what the team announced as a hyperextended right elbow. Kirk Nieuwenhuis entered the game, playing center and batting leadoff.
    Tim Healey
  • Wright receives third Clemente Award nomination September 17, 2014
    David Wright is once again the Mets' nominee for the annual Roberto Clemente Award, Major League Baseball's highest off-the-field honor. MLB and Chevrolet jointly announced all 30 nominees on Tuesday, one for each team.
    Anthony DiComo
  • Selig backs Mets' approach for building team September 16, 2014
    Commissioner Bud Selig expressed support for Mets chairman Fred Wilpon and COO Jeff Wilpon on multiple matters Tuesday, including the team's payroll.
    Anthony DiComo
  • Mets have no plans to change logo September 16, 2014
    Despite an altered logo appearing on the Mets' official Twitter and Facebook pages earlier this week, the team has not changed -- and has no plans to change -- a logo that has gone largely unaltered over the past 52 years.
    Anthony DiComo
  • deGrom opens game with eight K's to tie MLB record September 16, 2014
    Jacob deGrom's improbable rookie season continued on Monday against the Marlins, when he tied Major League baseball's modern-day record by striking out each of the first eight batters he faced.
    Anthony DiComo
  • Bullpen can't hold lead on deGrom's record night September 16, 2014
    Jacob deGrom struck out the first eight batters he faced and fanned 13 in all, but a big seventh inning wasn't enough as the Marlins rallied to defeat the Mets, 6-5, at Citi Field on Monday night.
    Anthony DiComo
  • In smaller Citi outfield, would grass be greener? September 16, 2014
    The Mets are reportedly considering moving in their outfield fences for next season. But that move would have consequences both offensively and defensively.
    Marty Noble
  • Sharp Harvey touches 95 mph in simulated game September 16, 2014
    For the first time in over a year, Matt Harvey climbed atop Citi Field's main pitching mound on Monday afternoon, toed the rubber and began firing. It was the final throwing session of the season for Harvey.
    Anthony DiComo

NY Yankees:

  • McCarthy can give Yanks fresh start in St. Pete September 17, 2014
    Entering Wednesday's series finale, Tampa Bay has dealt two blows to New York's fading playoff chances. The Rays beat the Yankees on Monday and Tuesday, leaving New York six games out of the second AL Wild Card spot with 12 games to play in the regular season. The Orioles clinched the AL East title on Tuesday. On Wednesday, Rays right-hander Alex C […]
    David Adler
  • Zimmer jersey highlights Rays' Jeter tribute September 17, 2014
    Derek Jeter has been a formidable rival for many teams around the league over the years, but there is a different sense of the retiring Yankees captain around these parts. To the Rays, he is also a neighbor.
    Bryan Hoch
  • Rays successfully challenge out call at third September 17, 2014
    Making his Rays debut against the Yankees at Tropicana Field in Tuesday night's 6-1 Tampa Bay win, Nick Franklin took third base on a wild pitch from Michael Pineda with one out in the sixth inning, and his baserunning play ended up turning into a run -- but only after a replay review. Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon successfully challenged what was origin […]
    David Adler
  • Girardi, Phelps, Pena ejected; benches clear September 17, 2014
    Things escalated quickly at Tropicana Field on Tuesday, as the benches cleared and three Yankees were ejected in the late innings of the Rays' 6-1 win. Yankees manager Joe Girardi was tossed in the top of the eighth, and his replacement -- bench coach Tony Pena -- as well as right-handed reliever David Phelps were ejected a half-inning later, after Phel […]
    David Adler
  • Yanks' frustrations boil over in loss to Rays September 17, 2014
    Manager Joe Girardi, pitcher David Phelps and bench coach Tony Pena were all ejected as the Yankees reached their boiling point on the way to a fifth loss in six games, dropping a 6-1 decision to the Rays at Tropicana Field on Tuesday night.
    Bryan Hoch
  • CC nets second Clemente Award nomination September 17, 2014
    CC Sabathia has been announced as the Yankees' nominee for this year's Roberto Clemente Award, presented by Chevrolet. The award recognizes a Major League player who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement.
    Bryan Hoch
  • Appendectomy ends Prado's season September 16, 2014
    Martin Prado, a multi-skilled veteran infielder and outfielder, underwent an emergency appendectomy on Tuesday and likely won't have enough time to recover and return to the field for the Yankees.
    Bryan Hoch
  • Tex out with wrist pain; Girardi unsure of return September 16, 2014
    Mark Teixeira was held out of the Yankees' starting lineup against the Rays on Tuesday with discomfort in his surgically repaired right wrist, and manager Joe Girardi said that he is not certain when the veteran first baseman will be ready to return.
    Bryan Hoch
  • Tanaka tentatively slated to start on Sunday September 16, 2014
    Yankees manager Joe Girardi says right-hander Masahiro Tanaka is tentatively scheduled to start on Sunday against the Blue Jays.
    Bryan Hoch
  • In return to lineup, Headley ejected for arguing strike call September 16, 2014
    Yankees third baseman Chase Headley made a healthy return to the lineup Monday, but his evening was abbreviated by a verbal spat with home-plate umpire Marty Foster, who ejected him for arguing balls and strikes in the seventh inning of New York's 1-0 loss to the Rays at Tropicana Field.
    David Adler

Philadelphia Phillies :

  • Burnett coy about future after giving up lead in loss September 17, 2014
    A.J. Burnett allowed five runs in 5 2/3 innings on his way to his 17th loss of the season in a 5-4 loss to the Padres. Burnett, who leads Major League Baseball in losses and walks, is the first Phillies pitcher to lose 17 games in a season since Mark Leiter lost 17 in 1997
    Todd Zolecki
  • Hamels geared up to finish off dominant second half September 17, 2014
    Padres left-hander Eric Stults, after scuffling in the first half of the season, will try to continue his strong run of starts in the second half on Wednesday night when he faces the Phillies in the third game of a four-game series at Petco Park. Red-hot Cole Hamels starts for the Phillies.
    Adam Lewis
  • Rollins named Phillies' nominee for Clemente Award September 17, 2014
    Major League Baseball named Jimmy Rollins the Phillies' 2014 nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award. The award recognizes the player who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement.
    Todd Zolecki
  • Gwynn Jr. gets start in city his late father starred in September 17, 2014
    Tony Gwynn, who spent his entire Hall of Fame career with the Padres, died in June following a battle with salivary cancer. His son, Tony Gwynn Jr. returned to Petco Park for the first time since his father died. He learned Tuesday afternoon he would start that night's game, a nice moment for the son of the Padres legend.
    Todd Zolecki
  • Williams' brilliant start foiled by silent bats September 16, 2014
    Petco Park lived up to its reputation as a pitcher's park Monday night. Or were the Phillies living up to their reputation in a 1-0 loss to the Padres?
    Todd Zolecki
  • Papelbon suspended seven games for gesture September 16, 2014
    Major League Baseball suspended Jonathan Papelbon for seven games Monday and fined an undisclosed amount for his actions in the top of the ninth inning Sunday at Citizens Bank Park.
    Todd Zolecki
  • Rollins hopes to return this weekend September 16, 2014
    Jimmy Rollins said he hoped to be back in the Phillies lineup by this weekend, but his return remains up in the air. He has been sidelined since Sept. 8 with a strained left hamstring.
    Todd Zolecki
  • Papelbon ejected after gesture to crowd September 15, 2014
    After surrendering four runs and blowing the Phillies' three-run lead in the ninth of Sunday's 5-4 loss, Jonathan Papelbon kept his gaze on the fans above the Phillies' dugout as he began to walk off the field. Midway through his trek from the mound to the dugout, he made a not-so-subtle gesture that sent an already fired-up Citizens Bank Park […]
    Erik Bacharach
  • Papelbon's rough ninth spoils Buchanan's bid for win September 14, 2014
    Jonathan Papelbon blew a three-run lead in the ninth as he loaded the bases with no outs before a groundout and back-to-back singles made it a tie ballgame. With Marcell Ozuna batting and Christian Yelich at third, Papelbon's bitter afternoon got worse, as a wild pitch allowed the decisive run to score in Miami's 5-4 victory.
    Erik Bacharach
  • Marlins win challenge on close play at first base in Philly September 14, 2014
    Enrique Hernandez believed he beat the throw, and instant replay confirmed his instincts in the second inning at Citizens Bank Park.
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