Yankees Hold On, Edge Rangers, And Gain In Wild Card RaceGary Sánchez rebounded from poor defensive play with a go-ahead home run, four pitchers combined for scoreless relief and the New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 4-3 on Monday night.
McNeil Blast In 7th Helps Mets Snap 5-Game Losing StreakJeff McNeil hit a tiebreaking homer leading off the seventh inning, and the New York Mets beat Philadelphia 3-2 Sunday night, damaging the Phillies playoff hopes.
Cole Rocked, Yankees Fall 1 1/2 Games Out Of Second Wild Card Spot With Brutal Loss To IndiansGerrit Cole stumbled when the New York Yankees needed an ace-like outing, allowing seven runs over 5 2/3 innings in a costly 11-1 defeat to the Cleveland Indians on Sunday.
Mets Fall To Phillies, Lose 5th StraightThe Mets lost their fifth straight and tied a season high by falling five games under .500.
Sánchez Error Leads To 7-Run Inning, Indians Drop YanksNew York has 13 games left and fell a a half-game behind Toronto for the second AL wild card. The Yankees dropped 1 1/2 games behind wild card-leading Boston.
Wheeler, Phillies Hold Off MetsThe Mets (72-76) dropped to 2-15 in their last 17 one-run games.
Kluber Beats Indians, Gallo Homers Twice As Yanks WinWith 14 games left, New York moved a half-game ahead of Toronto for the second AL wild card, a half-game behind Boston.
Yanks Toss It Away In 9th, Fall To Hays, Orioles In 10thThe Yankees fell a half-game behind idle Toronto and Boston atop the AL wild-card standings.
Cardinals Power Past Mets For 3-Game SweepThe fading Mets appear finished in the pennant race with 15 games to go.
Gardner's 2-Run Single In 9th Lifts Yankees Over OriolesNew York improved to 82-64 and clinched its 29th consecutive winning season, the second-longest streak in MLB history, behind its own 39-year run from 1926-64.
Cole Labors In Return, But Yankees Blast 5 Home Runs In Win Over OriolesAaron Judge started a five-homer barrage that backed Gerrit Cole, and the Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-2 Tuesday night to win consecutive games for the first time since Sept. 1 and 3.