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Alonso sets team RBI mark; Scherzer, Mets top A's, hold lead

Sep. 25, 2022 20:34 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Pete Alonso homered, doubled and drove in five runs to set the team record for RBIs, Max Scherzer pitched six sharp innings and the New York Mets routed the Oakland Athletics 13-4 Sunday to hold their NL East lead. The Mets remained 1 1/2 games ahead of...

Mets ace deGrom tagged, NL East lead cut in 10-4 loss to A's

Sep. 24, 2022 20:16 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jacob deGrom called his rare, late September flop unacceptable. The Mets ace got hit around and lasted a season-low four innings, and New York lost 10-4 to the Oakland Athletics on Saturday to see its lead cut in the NL East race. “It...

Mets beat Athletics 9-2 to extend division lead over Braves

Sep. 24, 2022 01:06 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Eduardo Escobar has found his hitting stroke at just the right time for the New York Mets. Escobar hit a grand slam, Chris Bassitt pitched eight sharp innings in his return to Oakland, and the Mets extended their lead in the NL East by beating the Athletics...

Brosseau slam lifts Brewers 6-0, Mets set hit batter record

Sep. 21, 2022 18:41 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Pinch-hitter Mike Brosseau greeted Drew Smith with a grand slam in the pitcher’s return from two months on the injured list, and the New York Mets squandered a chance to boost their NL East lead with a 6-0 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday. Willy Adames...

Ouch! Mets set MLB record with 106 hit batters in season

Sep. 21, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The New York Mets set a major league record with 106 hit batters this season when Mark Canha was plunked twice and Luis Guillorme once in Wednesday's 6-0 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. New York has been hit one more time than the 2021 Cincinnati Reds. ...

Scherzer perfect for 6 in return, wins 200th as Mets clinch

Sep. 20, 2022 00:17 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — For the New York Mets, a playoff spot was certainly worth celebrating. Even if they still have bigger goals on the table in the middle of a heated pennant race. Max Scherzer was pulled from his 200th win with a perfect game intact, and the Mets clinched their first...

Mets have top payroll, Dodgers drop with Bauer suspension

Sep. 19, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets are on track to have baseball’s highest payroll for the first time since 1989, among a record-tying six teams set to pay a penalty for spending. The Los Angeles Dodgers, who started the season as the top spender, fell into second due to Trevor Bauer's...

DeGrom fans 13 over 5 innings, Mets sweep Pirates

Sep. 18, 2022 19:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom struck out 13 — the most for a Mets pitcher who threw five innings or fewer— but didn’t factor into the decision Sunday when the NL East leaders beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3 to complete a four-game sweep. Mets pitchers tied a big league record...

Escobar hits 3-run homer, Bassitt pitches Mets past Pirates

Sep. 18, 2022 00:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Eduardo Escobar hit an early three-run homer, Chris Bassitt pitched six shutout innings for his 14th win and the New York Mets beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1 on Saturday night. New York maintained its one-game lead in the NL East over the Atlanta Braves, who...

Walker, Vogelbach lead Mets over Pirates 4-3 for 91st win

Sep. 16, 2022 23:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Taijuan Walker won back-to-back starts for the first time in two months, Daniel Vogelbach homered against his former team and the New York Mets beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 Friday night. Pete Alonso got his National League-leading 113th RBI for New York (91-55),...