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NY Mets :

  • Wheeler looks to continue impressive run facing A's August 20, 2014
    After Daniel Murphy rested during the Mets' loss to Oakland on Tuesday, New York will have one of its best weapons back against A's starter Jeff Samardzija on Wednesday. The Mets will counter with righty Zack Wheeler, who hasn't lost since June 25.
    Will Laws
  • Gee's rough fourth inning costly in loss to A's August 20, 2014
    By the fourth inning Tuesday, the Mets had recorded their fourth hit, matching their daily output in each of their previous four games. It may have been a moral victory, but it proved to be nothing more than that; the Mets mustered only three other knocks in a 6-2 loss to the A's at Coliseum.
    Anthony DiComo
  • deGrom throws to hitters, intends to start Saturday August 20, 2014
    In what he called "a nice step" toward returning from the right rotator cuff tendinitis that has sidelined him since Aug. 8, Jacob deGrom faced live hitters in a bullpen session Tuesday with the intention of coming back from the disabled list for Saturday's game against the Dodgers.
    Anthony DiComo
  • Collins tinkers with lineup, bats Lagares leadoff August 20, 2014
    Seeking to jump-start an offense that came into Tuesday's play with 16 hits in its previous four games, Mets manager Terry Collins drew up one of his most unorthodox lineups of the season against the A's. Juan Lagares led off. Curtis Granderson batted second for the 10th time this season. Daniel Murphy sat on the bench and Travis d'Arnaud serv […]
    Anthony DiComo
  • If something's wrong with Wright, Mets can relax August 19, 2014
    To some degree and in a strange way, the Mets can relax. David Wright is hurting and was hurting even before Dan Straily's pitch bruised his already bruised left rotator cuff. With road series against the A's and Dodgers next on the Mets' agenda, pain in Wright's left shoulder is about as positive a piece of news as the club is likely to […]
    Marty Noble
  • Mets' offense sputters in Torres' fine spot start August 18, 2014
    Carlos Torres was solid in his spot start with five scoreless frames, but a homer from Lucas Duda was not enough for the Mets in a 4-1 loss to the Cubs on Monday at Citi Field.
    Tim Healey
  • Colon scratched, heading to bereavement list August 18, 2014
    Bartolo Colon, who was scheduled to start in the Mets' series finale against the Cubs, was scratched. He hopped a flight to the Dominican Republic to be with his critically ill mother and will be placed on the bereavement list.
    Tim Healey
  • Wright gets treatment on ailing shoulder August 17, 2014
    David Wright received 45-60 minutes of treatment on his sore left shoulder following Sunday's game with the Cubs, which he sat out. The shoulder, which has given him problems for two months, was re-aggravated when it absorbed the blow of an 88-mph fastball on Saturday night.
    Tim Healey
  • Mejia gives up late homer as Mets fall to Cubs August 17, 2014
    The Mets lost, 2-1, to the Cubs at Citi Field on Sunday afternoon, their first loss in three games against Chicago this weekend. It was a tight one that might have tilted the other way had Starlin Castro not hit a go-ahead homer in the ninth or if the Mets had figured out Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta before he departed after seven scoreless innings.
    Tim Healey
  • Dice-K to make another rehab start August 17, 2014
    Daisuke Matsuzaka's sharp rehab outing on Saturday, during which he needed just 69 pitches (43 strikes) to get through six innings with three strikeouts and no walks, was another promising step forward in his recovery from a sore right elbow that has kept him sidelined since late July.
    Tim Healey

NY Yankees:

  • Trying to capitalize, Yanks hope Pineda can quiet Astros August 20, 2014
    Four back in the American League Wild Card race, the Yankees call on Michael Pineda, who will make his second start since returning from the disabled list. The Astros, who are embracing the spoiler role, will counter with Scott Feldman in the Bronx.
    David Wilson
  • Yankees zapped late, take step back in WC chase August 20, 2014
    With the game tied in the ninth, David Robertson struggled with his command and eventually gave up a deciding three-run homer to Chris Carter in a tough 7-4 defeat to the Astros. With Tuesday night victories by the Mariners and Tigers, the Yankees dropped to four games back in the American League Wild Card chase.
    Jake Kring-Schreifels
  • Jeter's hit that tied Wagner now ruled an error August 19, 2014
    Major League Baseball slightly altered history on Tuesday with a scoring change to the Yankees' game against the Indians on Aug. 8. Derek Jeter reached base in the first inning on what was originally ruled an infield single and the 3,430th hit in his career, which tied Honus Wagner for sixth place on baseball's all-time hits list. That play has now […]
    Jamal Collier and Jake Kring-Schreifels
  • Bullpen may be an option for recovering Phelps August 19, 2014
    Injured Yankees starter David Phelps made 50 throws from 60 feet Monday and said everything felt good as he recovers from right elbow inflammation.
    Jamal Collier and Jake Kring-Schreifels
  • Girardi shares ideas to speed up game pace August 19, 2014
    With the recent election of Rob Manfred to succeed Bud Selig as Commissioner of Baseball, ways to solve some of baseball's lingering issues, most notably its pace of play, have resurfaced. Yankees manager Joe Girardi shed light on that topic Tuesday.
    Jamal Collier and Jake Kring-Schreifels
  • Film about Yankees and featuring Yankees premieres August 19, 2014
    The film "Henry & Me" premiered in Manhattan on Monday, and it's about and features Yankees past and present, including Babe, Mickey, Reggie, Yogi, Thurman, Mariano, Joe Girardi, Willie Randolph and more.
    Tim Healey
  • Since coming to NY, Headley relishing his time August 18, 2014
    The Yankees have called Chase Headley's presence a "rental" for the season's final two months, but Headley is hoping that it can be something more.
    Bryan Hoch
  • Dominant Kuroda leads Yanks to series win August 17, 2014
    Hiroki Kuroda retired 17 straight batters to highlight a dominant outing and Brett Gardner drove in two runs as the Yankees completed their road trip with a 4-2 victory over the Rays on Sunday at Tropicana Field.
    Bryan Hoch
  • Teixeira ties DiMaggio on all-time homer list August 17, 2014
    Mark Teixeira hit his 361st career home run on Sunday at Tropicana Field, tying Joe DiMaggio for 80th place on the all-time list.
    Bryan Hoch
  • McCann activated off DL, starts in series finale August 17, 2014
    Yankees catcher Brian McCann was activated from the seven-day concussion disabled list on Sunday, starting behind the plate for the team's series finale against the Rays at Tropicana Field.
    Bryan Hoch

Philadelphia Phillies :

  • Schilling: Cancer caused by smokeless tobacco August 20, 2014
    Curt Schilling said Wednesday that he believes his use of smokeless tobacco led to oral cancer that required radiation and chemotherapy. Schilling revealed the type of cancer he had while speaking on WEEI Radio during the Boston station's annual fund-raising broadcast for the Jimmy Fund.
    Spencer Fordin
  • Burnett ponders future after setback for Phils August 20, 2014
    A.J. Burnett struck out nine in 7 2/3 innings on Tuesday, but his problems with walks continued and the offense was held silent by Hisashi Iwakuma in a 5-2 loss to the Mariners.
    Todd Zolecki
  • Phils president: GM Amaro 'not on the hot seat' August 20, 2014
    Phillies president David Montgomery's support for GM Ruben Amaro Jr. has not wavered publicly, including Tuesday at the organization's Baseball 101 Clinic and Luncheon for Women at Citizens Bank Park. "Ruben is not on the hot seat," he told a large group of Phillies fans during a question-and-answer session.
    Todd Zolecki, Erik Bacharach and Greg Johns
  • Hamels puts quality-start streak on line vs. Mariners August 20, 2014
    Mariners left-hander James Paxton has yet to lose a Major League start, but he'll face a tough matchup in veteran southpaw Cole Hamels when Seattle wraps up a three-game Interleague series with the Phillies on Wednesday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park.
    Jamie Ross
  • Ruf looking to prove worth as everyday option August 19, 2014
    Right-handed-hitting Darin Ruf continues to make strides at the plate, but it hasn't translated into more than a platoon and pinch-hit role for the 28-year-old.
    Todd Zolecki, Erik Bacharach and Greg Johns
  • Matter of time: Cano thanks Bowa with watch August 19, 2014
    On Monday, Robinson Cano surprised Phillies bench coach Larry Bowa by sending over a new Rolex watch to the former Yankees infield coach as a quiet thank you for helping him as a youngster when he was first breaking into the Majors.
    Todd Zolecki, Erik Bacharach and Greg Johns
  • Blanco goes deep as Rollins gets break August 19, 2014
    Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg felt he needed to give Jimmy Rollins "a little break" on Monday, so the shortstop did not play in a 4-1 victory over the Mariners at Citizens Bank Park.
    Austin Laymance
  • Williams' solid outing lifts Phillies past Mariners August 19, 2014
    Jerome Williams threw seven innings of one-run ball and Andres Blanco hit a three-run homer to power Philadelphia to a 4-1 victory and halt the streaking Mariners on Monday night at Citizens Bank Park.
    Erik Bacharach
  • Mayberry set to begin rehab assignment at Triple-A August 18, 2014
    Outfielder John Mayberry Jr., on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his left wrist, will begin a Minor League rehab assignment with Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday.
    Austin Laymance
  • Even hobbled, Revere contending for batting title August 18, 2014
    Based on the grimaces on his face, Phillies center fielder Ben Revere is playing with plenty of pain these days. His surgically repaired right ankle is causing him fits. But he's still managing a run at the National League batting title.
    Todd Zolecki is New Jersey's Best Kept Sports Secret!

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