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Washington Nationals' Juan Soto (22) reacts at first after his single during the second inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Washington. Nationals first base coach Bob Henley, right. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Nationals' Soto youngest ever to win NL batting crown

Sep. 27, 2020 7:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Juan Soto became the National League’s youngest batting champion, Trea Turner hit a grand slam and drove in seven runs, and the Washington Nationals closed out the season with a 15-5 victory over the New York Mets on Sunday. Soto walked and singled before being lifted for a pinch...

New York Mets' Dominic Smith smashes into the outfield wall while chasing a fly ball that went for an inside-the-park home run by Washington Nationals' Andrew Stevenson during the fifth inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Washington. The game is a makeup from Sept. 25. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Mets eliminated from playoffs, then swept by Nats in DH

Sep. 26, 2020 10:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The New York Mets were eliminated from playoff contention in a mistake-filled loss to the Nationals in the opener of a doubleheader on Saturday, and not much changed in the nightcap as an error extended a big inning for Washington, which won 5-3 to sweep the twinbill. Entering Saturday,...

New York Mets' Michael Conforto reacts after striking out to end the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Mets place outfielder Conforto on IL with hamstring ailment

Sep. 24, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The New York Mets placed Michael Conforto on the injured list Thursday with a hamstring injury, ending the outfielder’s regular season. Conforto was first hurt Sunday, sat out two games and then returned in Wednesday’s loss to Tampa Bay. Manager Luis Rojas said Conforto...

Tampa Bay Rays' Yoshitomo Tsutsugo, right, of Japan, celebrates with teammates after a baseball game against the New York Mets Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in New York. The Rays won 8-5. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Rays beat Mets 8-5, clinch 1st AL East title in 10 years

Sep. 24, 2020 1:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Confetti instead of champagne. Silly string instead of beer. The Tampa Bay Rays, long accustomed to doing more with less, figured out a way to maximize the division-clinching celebration they were allowed to enjoy during a 2020 season shortened by the coronavirus. Randy Arozarena homered...

Tampa Bay Rays catcher Michael Perez, left, tags out New York Mets' Pete Alonso at home plate during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Alonso, Mets put Rays' clinch party on hold with 5-2 win

Sep. 23, 2020 12:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The thrifty Tampa Bay Rays have spent a decade trying to take down the big spenders in their division. They'll have to wait at least one more night to put away the New York Yankees. Pete Alonso and the New York Mets prevented Tampa Bay from clinching the AL East crown Tuesday, beating the...

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Kyle Wright throws against the New York Mets during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)

Wright, Acuña lead 1st-place Braves to 7-0 win over Mets

Sep. 20, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Wright allowed only one hit in the best start of his big league career, pitching into the seventh inning to lead the Atlanta Braves past the New York Mets 7-0 on Sunday. Ronald Acuña Jr. homered off Rick Porcello to break a scoreless tie in the sixth and finished with four RBIs....

New York Mets starting pitcher David Peterson throws to an Atlanta Braves batter during the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)

Peterson strikes out 10, Mets stop Freeman, Braves 7-2

Sep. 19, 2020 11:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rookie David Peterson struck out NL batting leader Freddie Freeman three times and fanned a career-high 10 in six sharp innings as the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 7-2 Saturday night. Atlanta saw its NL East lead over second-place Miami drop to 2 1/2 games. The Braves have eight...

Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman starts to run after hitting a two-RBI double during the second inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Braves blow out Mets 15-2, inch closer to NL East crown

Sep. 19, 2020 1:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Eyeing a third consecutive NL East crown, the power-packed Atlanta Braves got their top starter back and made it an awfully easy night for him. Freddie Freeman added three more hits to his burgeoning MVP campaign, Ozzie Albies clubbed two of Atlanta's six homers and the Braves battered New...

New York Mets' Brandon Nimmo follows through after hitting a home run off Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Brandon Workman during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Nimmo homer in 9th rallies Mets past Phillies 10-6

Sep. 17, 2020 11:59 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brandon Nimmo took a couple of slow steps and gawked at the winning homer he smacked to right. The kind of reaction was a bit out of character for Nimmo. That kind of crushing, ninth-inning blow was to true to form for the Phillies bullpen. Nimmo had a two-RBI tying triple in the sixth...

New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom points to the outside during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Mets' ace deGrom day-to-day with sore right hamstring

Sep. 17, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom is day-to-day after leaving his start Wednesday night with a right hamstring spasm. Manager Luis Rojas said deGrom played catch without pain on Thursday and had “bounced back after yesterday's scary moment.” He exited after a surprisingly...