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NY Mets :

  • Mets' Torres unveils new protective headgear April 18, 2015
    Mets reliever Alex Torres, who wore an oversized protective cap while with the Padres last season, will now wear a new protective ring that gets placed around the base of his cap and cushions his head from ear to ear.
    Joe Trezza
  • Colon, Cuddyer help Mets to 6th straight win April 18, 2015
    Bartolo Colon once again baffled and amazed both on the mound and at the plate, Michael Cuddyer drove in the go-ahead run and the Mets overcame an early Giancarlo Stanton homer to win their sixth straight game, 4-1, over the Marlins.
    Anthony DiComo, Joe Frisaro and Joe Trezza
  • Cuddyer helping fill gap with captain Wright out April 18, 2015
    The Mets have won six in a row for the first time in four years, and the play of Michael Cuddyer recently is a large reason.
    Jamal Collier
  • Colon produces unlikely tying run while tossing seven April 18, 2015
    With the Mets down just one run in the fifth inning,Terry Collins opted to let Bartolo Colon hit for himself -- the pitcher who went nine years between RBIs before managing one in his last start April 12, the pitcher with just 13 hits in 18 big league seasons, the pitcher, who at age 41, seemingly never stops surprising.
    Joe Trezza
  • Lagares displays Gold Glove skills vs. Marlins April 18, 2015
    Minutes before the start of Friday's 4-1 win over the Marlins, Mets center fielder Juan Lagares stepped onto the field to accept his 2014 Rawlings Gold Glove award, grinning as he hoisted it up with both hands. Then Lagares set about showcasing the skills that helped him earn it.
    Anthony DiComo
  • Mets call up Muno, option Montero to Triple-A April 17, 2015
    After playing their first 10 games with a short bench and an eight-man bullpen, the Mets made a move Friday to better even out their roster. The club recalled infielder Danny Muno from Triple-A Las Vegas prior to its game against the Marlins and optioned right-hander Rafael Montero to Vegas.
    Anthony DiComo
  • Mets plan to call Montero back up soon April 17, 2015
    When the Mets optioned Rafael Montero to Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday, it was not exactly a demotion. Although Montero will spend the next 10 days as a Minor League pitcher, the Mets plan to call him back up for a big league start on April 28.
    Anthony DiComo
  • Duda's three-hit night helps Mets win without Wright April 17, 2015
    If Lucas Duda can start hitting lefties consistently, as he did Thursday with the go-ahead RBI in the Mets' 7-5 win over the Marlins, willing them to their fifth straight victory for the first time in two years, there is no telling how high steep his career arc may rise.
    Anthony DiComo
  • Granderson gets Mets out of jam with impressive catch April 17, 2015
    The Mets took the first of a four-game series with the Marlins, 7-5, on Thursday by a margin of two runs and just a few inches. Just a few inches closer down the barrel, and maybe J.T. Realmuto's bases-loaded fly ball off Rafael Montero in the sixth carries a few inches farther over Citi Field's right-field wall. Just a few inches shorter, and mayb […]
    Joe Trezza
  • Mets starting to form 2015 identity April 17, 2015
    New York Mets pitchers want their opponents to know the outside of the plate will not be shared. Or as Bob Gibson once noted, "The inside half can be yours. The outside half belongs to me."
    Marty Noble

NY Yankees:

  • Tanaka zeros in with 7 shutout innings April 19, 2015
    Masahiro Tanaka was not thrilled with his first two outings of the year, but even the harshest critic could not find much to be upset about in No. 3 on Saturday night. He held the Rays to two hits over seven innings, striking out eight and walking none in a 9-0 victory at Tropicana Field.
    Bryan Hoch
  • Seventh heaven: Yanks erupt with Tanaka dealing April 19, 2015
    Masahiro Tanaka held the Rays to two hits over seven innings, and Chris Young's grand slam fueled the seven-run seventh in the Yankees' 9-0 victory Saturday night at Tropicana Field. Jake Odorizzi was quality for the home team, surrendering three runs across six-plus innings.
    Bryan Hoch and Michael Kolligian
  • Yankees seek sweep of Rays behind Pineda April 19, 2015
    The Yankees will be in search of a three-game sweep of the Rays in the series finale Sunday afternoon at Tropicana Field, with right-hander Michael Pineda opposing Tampa Bay rookie Matt Andriese.
    Michael Kolligian
  • Drew's 100th homer puts him, brother in elite group April 18, 2015
    Stephen Drew slugged his 100th career home run in Friday's 5-4 victory over the Rays at Tropicana Field, joining his brother J.D. as the eighth pair of brothers to each hit at least 100 homers in the Major Leagues.
    Bryan Hoch
  • A-Rod swinging hot bat as he adjusts to DH April 18, 2015
    Alex Rodriguez has repeatedly said he did not know what to expect coming into this season, shaking off the rust following what essentially was a 17-month layoff, but it is difficult to imagine his first 10 games having a greater impact on the field for the Yankees.
    Bryan Hoch
  • Beltran could sit out weekend with head cold April 18, 2015
    Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran could be sidelined for the rest of the weekend due to illness, manager Joe Girardi said on Saturday. "He's got that bad congestion, a bad cold that's kind of been going around our team," Girardi said.
    Bryan Hoch
  • Miller finishes off solid effort by Yanks' bullpen vs. Rays April 18, 2015
    The bullpen phone rang last for Andrew Miller once again, and though the Yankees have not officially named Miller as their closer, he certainly appears to be comfortable handling the duties of the ninth inning.
    Bryan Hoch
  • A-Rod collects first multi-HR game since 2012 April 18, 2015
    Alex Rodriguez continues to swing a hot bat for the Yankees, homering twice off Rays pitching on Friday to increase his career total to 658.
    Bryan Hoch
  • A-Rod carries Yanks to victory in series opener vs. Rays April 18, 2015
    Alex Rodriguez hit career homers 657 and 658, then added the decisive hit, an RBI single in the eighth, for his fourth RBI of the night to lead the Yanks to a 5-4 win over the Rays, who got back-to-back homers by Allan Dykstra and Logan Forsythe on Friday night.
    Bryan Hoch and Michael Kolligian
  • Yanks considering using sixth starter on occasion April 17, 2015
    The Yankees began a stretch Friday that will see them play 30 games in the next 31 days, and manager Joe Girardi said that the club is seriously considering inserting a sixth starter at some point to alleviate the strain on its rotation.
    Bryan Hoch

Philadelphia Phillies :

  • Revere lifts Phillies past Nationals with his legs April 18, 2015
    Ben Revere scored the go-ahead run on a fielder's choice by Grady Sizemore as the Phillies defeated the Nationals, 5-3, at Nationals Park on Saturday afternoon.
    Bill Ladson and Elliot Smith
  • Umpire hit by pitch, leaves Phillies-Nats game in ninth April 18, 2015
    Home plate umpire Brian Knight had to leave the game between the Phillies and Nationals in the ninth after he was hit in the head by a pitched ball thrown by Nationals right-hander Blake Treinen.
    Bill Ladson
  • Phillies come through in the clutch vs. Nationals April 18, 2015
    The Phillies entered Saturday as the second-worst hitting team with runners in scoring position, but it was a series of clutch efforts with runners on base that helped make a difference in their 5-3 triumph against the Nationals.
    Elliot Smith
  • Rupp confident in Phillies' starting 5 April 18, 2015
    The Phillies' starters have had a rough start to the 2015 campaign, but for one of the men whose job it is to catch them, the numbers put up thus far can be easily remedied.
    Elliot Smith
  • Revere finds way to contribute amid struggles April 18, 2015
    Ben Revere can't put his finger on why April has been such a tough month for him at the plate, but he realizes that his slow starts are an ongoing issue that's been difficult to shake.
    Elliot Smith
  • Phils hope for bounce-back start from Buchanan April 18, 2015
    The Phillies and Nationals close out their four-game set Sunday at 1:35 p.m. ET with a matchup of two pitchers looking to pick up their first victory of the season.
    Elliot Smith
  • Early homers send Phillies to sixth straight loss April 18, 2015
    Max Scherzer earned his first win of the season, and got support from home runs by Bryce Harper and Danny Espinosa in Washington's 7-2 victory over the Phillies on Friday.
    Andrew Simon and Jeff Seidel
  • Homers continue to be problem for Phillies' pitchers April 18, 2015
    Sean O'Sullivan pitched effectively for most of his five-inning outing on Friday, but there were pitches he would like to have back in the Phillies' 7-2 loss to the Nationals.
    Jeff Seidel
  • Sandberg looking to get work for relievers during struggles April 18, 2015
    Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg had another issue to deal with during his team's recent struggles -- getting enough work for all of his relievers.
    Jeff Seidel
  • Homers continue to haunt Hamels as Phils fall to Nats April 17, 2015
    Yunel Escobar hit a leadoff homer off Cole Hamels, and Michael Taylor added a solo shot in the fifth to put Doug Fister and the Nats on top to stay in a 5-2 Washington win in the series opener.
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