Stephen Drew delivered a go-ahead, two-run double in the fifth inning, and the New York Yankees earned a 3-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday at Fenway Park.
First baseman Darin Ruf collected a career-high six RBIs, and the Philadelphia Phillies rode an eight-run sixth inning to a 14-8 win over the New York Mets on Tuesday night at Citi Field.
Bartolo Colon, the Mets’ geriatric stalwart, their pitching high priest, should not be instantly scratched from a postseason start. The portly pitcher has the physical and historical bona fides to make an impact.
Addison Reed seems genuinely excited for the opportunity he’s going to get with the Mets, even if he was thrust into his new situation totally blind.
The left-hander will be part of a six-man rotation down the stretch, joining starters Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Jon Niese and Bartolo Colon.
With the loss they remained 1 ½ games behind AL East-leading Toronto, which lost 4-2 to Cleveland on Monday.
The Yankees have sent first baseman Mark Teixeira back to New York for further tests on his bruised right shin.
David Ortiz inched closer to the 500-home run club with his 495th career homer as the Boston Red Sox squeaked out a 4-3 win over the rival New York Yankees.
Right-handed pitcher Bartolo Colon threw eight shutout innings Monday night and singled and scored during a three-run fifth inning that lifted the New York Mets to a 3-1 win.
The Mets hold a team option for Collins in 2016, which, if he’s retained, would be his sixth season with the club.
Having put in a claim over the weekend, the Yankees had hoped to work out a trade for closer David Robertson, but it wasn’t to be.
With one game left in August, the Mets are seven runs shy of their franchise-high total for runs scored in any month in club history.
It might be worth it for the Wilpons to bite hard on that wad of cash, embrace the pain and lock in a catalyst like Cespedes for the next five years.
The NL East-leading New York Mets acquired reliever Addison Reed from Arizona for two minor league pitchers Sunday, completing a trade they hope will bolster their late-inning bullpen.
Nathan Eovaldi, supported by three early home runs, extended his league-leading winning streak to nine games in the New York Yankees’ 20-6 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday at Turner Field.