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Ryan Howard #6 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a bases loaded double scoring two runs in the sixth inning against the New York Mets on August 30, 2014 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Howard, Byrd Lead Phillies To 7-2 Win Over Mets

Ryan Howard drove in three runs, Marlon Byrd homered and the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the New York Mets 7-2 on Saturday night.


Michael Pineda #35 of the New York Yankees delivers a pitch in the second inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on August 30, 2014 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Bautista Homers, Blue Jays Beat Yankees 2-0

Drew Hutchison pitched seven shutout innings, Jose Bautista homered for the fourth straight game and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 2-0 on Saturday.


The Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury celebrates after scoring on a sacrifice fly by Carlos Beltran in the third inning against the Toronto Blue Jays on June 14, 2014, at Yankee Stadium. (Credit: Getty Images)

Yankees’ Ellsbury Sits Out Saturday With Sore Ankle

Ellsbury was injured when he slid into Toronto catcher Dioner Navarro in the ninth inning of New York’s 6-3 win Friday.


New York Yankees v Toronto Blue Jays

Ellsbury, Headley Go Yard, Yanks Fly Past Blue Jays 6-3

Jacoby Ellsbury and Chase Headley homered, and the New York Yankees beat the slumping Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 on Friday night.


NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 29:  Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets pitches in the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field on August 29, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

deGrom Strong Through 7, Mets Top Phillies 4-1

Jacob deGrom pitched seven crisp innings and the Mets scored the tiebreaking runs when left fielder Grady Sizemore dropped an easy pop fly, handing New York a 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.


The Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka throws a bullpen session at Tropicana Field on Aug. 16, 2014 in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Photo by Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images)

Tanaka Feels General Arm Soreness, Comeback Put On Hold

The Yankees announced Friday that Masahiro Tanaka’s comeback from an elbow injury is going to take a little longer than first thought.


Travis d'Arnaud (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Mets Have Discussed Moving Catcher Travis D’Arnaud To Left Field

“We’ve talked about it,” Terry Collins said. “We’ve brought it up. Obviously, with what he’s started to do offensively, we’ve got to see if these concussions are leading to anything.”


Josh Outman (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Yankees Acquire Lefty Reliever Josh Outman From Indians

Outman is 4-0 with a 3.28 ERA in 31 relief appearances with Cleveland this season. He made his major league debut in 2008 with Oakland and is 16-11 with a 4.49 ERA in six seasons with the Athletics, Rockies and Indians.


Mets cap and glove (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Pair Of Mets Minor Leaguers Sentenced To Unsupervised Probation

New York Mets minor-league outfielders Wuilmer Becerra and Vicente Lupo have been sentenced to six months of unsupervised probation after pleading guilty to reckless driving.


Daniel Murphy (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Mets Place Daniel Murphy On DL, Call Up Prospect Dilson Herrera

The New York Mets have put second baseman Daniel Murphy on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right calf and promoted infielder Dilson Herrera from Double-A.


Manager Terry Collins #10 of the New York Mets takes the ball from pitcher Jonathon Niese #49 after taking Niese out of the game in the eighth inning against the Atlanta Braves during the game at Citi Field on August 28, 2014. (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)

Pitcher Mike Minor’s Arm, Bat Lead Braves Over Mets 6-1

Mike Minor took a two-hit shutout into the eighth inning after hitting a double and single himself, leading the Atlanta Braves over the New York Mets 6-1 Thursday night.


Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda pitches against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on Aug. 28, 2014. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Kelley Melts Down In 9th As Yankees Suffer Bad Loss To Tigers

Alex Avila hit an RBI single off the wall in right field with two out in the bottom of the ninth, giving the Detroit Tigers a 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Thursday.


The Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka, right, throw one of his 49 pitches during a simulated game at Comerica Park in Detroit on Aug. 28, 2014. (Photo: Sweeny Murti/WFAN)

Tanaka Throws Simulated Game At Comerica, Reports No Problems

Manager Joe Girardi said Tanaka didn’t shy away from any of his pitches Thursday, and Tanaka said any soreness he felt was normal for a session like that.


Curtis Granderson (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Keidel: What Is It About The Mets That Stars Continually Become Busts?

So if it’s not just a matter of the physical, what about the metaphysical? Do the Mets foster a losing culture? Do new players arrive as optimists and leave as cynics?


Eric Campbell #29 of the New York Mets is tagged out at home by Gerald Laird #11 of the Atlanta Braves in the ninth inning at Citi Field on August 27, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Terry Collins Defends Decision To Bunt Wilmer Flores In 9th Inning

“We’ll play to tie another time,” Mets manager Terry Collins said. “We’ve got to win this game. We’re short pitching, we’re short on the bench. We don’t have a lot of moves if we go extra innings.”


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