Power Rankings: Prepping for stretch drive

Aug 3, 2015 | No Comments

This week’s MLB Power Rankings presented by The All-New Chrysler 200 largely reflect how a lot of teams fared at the non-waiver Trade Deadline and how that may set them up for the stretch drive.

Mets ride 3-HR inning to sweep, share of 1st

Mets ride 3-HR inning to sweep, share of 1st

Aug 3, 2015 | No Comments

The Mets’ first three-homer inning since 2007 sent Citi Field into possibly the biggest ruckus in its history, shooting New York into a virtual tie for first place with a 5-2 win over the Nationals on Sunday night to complete a three-game sweep.

The tying game: Mets deliver Citi’s slickest sweep

The tying game: Mets deliver Citi’s slickest sweep

Aug 3, 2015 | No Comments

The Mets’ first three-homer inning since 2007 sent Citi Field into possibly the biggest ruckus in its history, shooting New York into a virtual tie for first place with a 5-2 win over the Nationals on Sunday night to complete a three-game sweep.

Week Ahead: Familiar faces in new places

Aug 3, 2015 | No Comments

The Week Ahead is full of thrilling pennant-race baseball, which is beginning to kick into serious overdrive now that last week’s non-waiver Trade Deadline is behind us and October keeps getting closer.

Red Sox place Porcello on DL, add Cook to ‘pen

Aug 2, 2015 | No Comments

Rick Porcello’s first season with the Red Sox has not gone smoothly. On Sunday, the struggling right-hander suffered another setback as the team placed him on the 15-day disabled list with a right triceps strain.

Mets cut gap to just 1 game: Duda, Duda

Mets cut gap to just 1 game: Duda, Duda

Aug 2, 2015 | No Comments

A billboard greeted fans coming off the Grand Central Parkway on Saturday, trumpeting Yoenis Cespedes’ arrival in Queens. But it was an old face, Lucas Duda, who almost single-handedly lifted the Mets to a come-from-behind 3-2 win over the Nationals, moving New York within a game of first place in the National League East.

Suarez backs Iglesias as Reds defeat Bucs

Suarez backs Iglesias as Reds defeat Bucs

Aug 2, 2015 | No Comments

Eugenio Suarez drove in three runs to back Raisel Iglesias’ four-hit pitching into the seventh Saturday as the Reds downed the Pirates, 4-3, in a sold-out Great American Ball Park.

Suzuki’s walk-off awakens bats from slumber

Suzuki’s walk-off awakens bats from slumber

Aug 2, 2015 | No Comments

The Twins showed their resiliency against Mariners closer Carson Smith, scoring twice with two outs in the ninth, including a walk-off RBI single from Kurt Suzuki in a much-needed 3-2 win in front of a frenzied crowd at Target Field.

X-rays negative on Simmons’ right thumb

X-rays negative on Simmons’ right thumb

Aug 2, 2015 | No Comments

Andrelton Simmons’s right hand was partially wrapped as he made his way back toward the visitor’s clubhouse after undergoing the X-ray exam that revealed no fracture to his right thumb.

Syndergaard, Mets look to join Nats atop NL East

Aug 2, 2015 | No Comments

Mets rookie Noah Syndergaard and Nationals righty Jordan Zimmermann face off Sunday at 8:08 p.m. ET at Citi Field, where the new-look Mets look to earn a share of the National League East lead in the finale of a pivotal three-game series.