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NY Mets :

  • Colon looks to put up more zeros against Braves April 19, 2014
    Ervin Santana and Bartolo Colon toe the rubber at Citi Field on Saturday with the Braves seeking to secure the series win.
    Joe Morgan
  • Mets held to one hit by Braves pitchers April 19, 2014
    Hours after trading Ike Davis, the Mets scratched out a single base hit, as Aaron Harang no-hit them for seven innings before David Wright singled with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning off reliever Luis Avilan. It wasn't nearly enough to rally the Mets to victory, and they lost Friday night's series opener, 6-0.
    Joe Lemire
  • Ike's time as a Met ends with trade to Bucs April 19, 2014
    The Mets on Friday announced the club has acquired right-handed relief pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be named later from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for infielder Ike Davis.
    Joe Lemire
  • C. Young returns to Mets' lineup April 18, 2014
    Following his recovery from an injured right quadriceps, Chris Young returned to the lineup on Friday, batting fifth and playing center field against the Braves.
    Joe Lemire
  • Matsuzaka to back up injured starters April 18, 2014
    Terry Collins announced plans to use recently promoted Daisuke Matsuzaka as injury insurance in case either of his hurting rotation members, Bartolo Colon and Jenrry Mejia, is unable to take his scheduled turn.
    Joe Lemire
  • Collins hoping for better fortunes at home April 18, 2014
    Terry Collins is hopeful that his club can turn around its fortunes at Citi Field as they begin a 10-game homestand. "We've got to play better at home, which the last two years really kept us from being a team that was in the hunt," he said.
    Joe Lemire
  • Through hitting system, Mets aim to build winner April 17, 2014
    What began as gentle prodding from staff members in Mets general manager Sandy Alderson's regime -- swing at strikes, not at balls -- has evolved into a system in which hitters are graded, judged, evaluated, acquired, traded, released and paid based upon their adherence to the Bases Per Out system.
    Anthony DiComo
  • Mets complete sweep behind solid Gee April 17, 2014
    Dillon Gee's seven shutout innings Wednesday put a cherry on their winning road trip, leading to a 5-2 victory over the D-backs and a 6-3 romp through Atlanta, Anaheim and Phoenix. Leaving home a struggling club, the Mets will return to Citi Field this weekend sitting one game above .500.
    Anthony DiComo
  • Mets bring up Matsuzaka, outright lefty Lannan April 16, 2014
    The Mets selected right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka's contract from Triple-A Las Vegas and outrighted left-hander John Lannan on Wednesday.
    Anthony DiComo
  • C. Young eager to get back with Mets April 16, 2014
    Considering that Chris Young landed on the disabled list before his first plate appearance with the Mets, the outfielder considers his return Friday to be his real season debut.
    Anthony DiComo

NY Yankees:

  • Nova can start Yanks on new winning streak April 19, 2014
    Chris Archer is trying to put a disappointing outing into the rear-view mirror. Ivan Nova wouldn't mind reliving a performance like his last one, which concluded with a standing ovation at Yankee Stadium. Those storylines will come together at Tropicana Field on Saturday at 7:10 p.m. ET.
    Bryan Hoch
  • Trusted with lead, Yanks 'pen takes its lumps April 19, 2014
    James Loney delivered the go-ahead hit off Adam Warren as part of a four-RBI performance, highlighting a late charge as the Rays rallied against the Yankees' bullpen to claim an 11-5 victory on Friday at Tropicana Field.
    Bryan Hoch
  • Cabral designated after plunking three batters April 19, 2014
    Left-hander Cesar Cabral was designated for assignment by the Yankees on Friday night after hitting three batters and getting ejected by home-plate umpire Joe West during New York's 11-5 loss to the Rays at Tropicana Field. To fill Cabral's spot, the Yankees have called up right-hander Matt Daley.
    Adam Berry
  • Call at first overturned on Yanks' challenge April 18, 2014
    The Yankees successfully challenged a call at first base involving Ichiro Suzuki in the second inning of Friday's game against the Rays at Tropicana Field.
    Bryan Hoch
  • Tex on target for Sunday; roster ramifications unclear April 18, 2014
    Mark Teixeira singled in five Minor League at-bats on Friday and is moving closer to being activated by the Yankees, who are planning on having him in the lineup on Sunday against the Rays at Tropicana Field.
    Bryan Hoch
  • 'Lucky' Beltran rests; MRI negative April 18, 2014
    Carlos Beltran had an MRI exam on his left shoulder and his right wrist after tumbling over a short wall in right field during Thursday's 10-2 Yankees victory over the Rays. The tests were negative, but the outfielder said that he is feeling sore.
    Bryan Hoch
  • Offense, defense, pitching a winning blend for Yanks April 18, 2014
    The Yankees turned yet another triple play behind CC Sabathia, their third since 2010, Alfonso Soriano and Brian McCann went back to back, and Yangervis Solarte hit his first Major League homer in a 10-2 victory over the Rays on Thursday.
    Bryan Hoch
  • Yanks go around the horn for triple play April 18, 2014
    The Yankees completed a triple play, their second in the past two seasons, in the second inning of Thursday's game against the Rays at Tropicana Field.
    Bryan Hoch
  • Sizemore's first time at first base an eventful one April 17, 2014
    Scott Sizemore had been told to "be ready for anything," and so that was the mantra he followed while preparing to play his first career game at first base on Thursday. He certainly wasn't counting on completing a triple play in his second inning of action.
    Bryan Hoch
  • D-Rob on track for Tuesday return from DL April 17, 2014
    David Robertson threw a bullpen session on Thursday at Tropicana Field and remains on track to be activated from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday, the first day that he would be eligible.
    Bryan Hoch

Philadelphia Phillies :

  • Kendrick looks to control Rockies offense April 19, 2014
    Rockies right-hander Jordan Lyles faces Phillies right-hander Kyle Kendrick on Saturday in the second game of a three-game series at Coors Field.
    Todd Zolecki
  • Pettibone's troubles at Coors Field continue April 19, 2014
    Phillies starter Jonathan Pettibone allowed nine hits, eight runs, two walks and one home run in four innings in a 12-1 loss to the Rockies.
    Todd Zolecki
  • Prospect Biddle shaves ERA with best start of season April 19, 2014
    After not making it out of the fourth inning in his last start, left-hander Jesse Biddle delivered his best start of the season Friday, leading Double-A Reading to a 6-2 victory against Harrisburg.
    Teddy Cahill
  • Hamels likely to face Dodgers on Wednesday April 19, 2014
    When Cole Hamels comes off the DL, he is most likely to start Wednesday against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium because it would allow the Phillies to split up left-handers Cliff Lee and Hamels with right-hander A.J. Burnett.
    Todd Zolecki
  • Howard working on improving walk rate April 19, 2014
    Ryan Howard, who is hitting .231 with three home runs and seven RBIs, is averaging a walk every 6.20 plate appearances this season, which is the second-best rate of his career. He averaged a walk every 6.06 plate appearances since 2007, but had averaged a walk only every 10.29 plate appearances from 2010-13.
    Todd Zolecki
  • Phils finally get starting lineup on field together April 19, 2014
    Struggling third baseman Cody Asche also has had a few days off, including the previous two games. Asche entered Friday hitting .184 (7-for-38) with one home run and three RBIs.
    Todd Zolecki
  • Phils-Braves rainout rescheduled for June 28 April 18, 2014
    Philadelphia and Atlanta had their game washed away by the poor weather on Tuesday, but they'll make it up as part of a day-night doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park on June 28.
    Spencer Fordin
  • Hamels yields just one run in latest rehab start April 18, 2014
    If Thursday was left-hander Cole Hamels' final test before joining the Phillies, it would seem he passed with little difficulty.
    Adam Berry
  • Phils ride Revere, Burnett past Braves April 17, 2014
    Ben Revere drove in the Phillies' first run since Monday in the bottom of the eighth inning Thursday afternoon, and that was good enough for a 1-0 win over the Braves at Citizens Bank Park.
    Paul Hagen
  • Unsure, Sandberg challenges -- and wins April 17, 2014
    Major League Baseball's replay official in New York saw something even the Phillies couldn't be sure of Thursday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park.
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