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Gómez HR sinks Nats after Martinez ejection, Mets sweep

May. 23, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Turns out, the only thing Mets manager Mickey Callaway lost this week was his voice. Days after New York's front office declared support for its criticized, second-year skipper, Callaway's players rallied for another startling victory Thursday and a four-game sweep of the division-rival...

Pirates slug 4 homers, beat Rockies 14-6

May. 23, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After scoring just three runs in the first two games of their series with the Colorado Rockies, the Pittsburgh Pirates' offense broke out in a big way on Thursday, setting new season highs for runs scored and margin of victory in a 14-6 win. The offensive explosion was needed after the...

Nats manager Martinez fires hat, kicks dirt, ejected vs Mets

May. 23, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dave Martinez's theatrical exit brought life to Washington's bats Thursday, sparking a late rally against the New York Mets. Nothing seems to be able to solve the club's bullpen woes, though, and that has the Nationals' second-year manager working from a wobbly seat. Martinez was ejected in...

Cooper hits slam in 9th, Marlins top Tigers, 6th win in row

May. 23, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Garrett Cooper hit a grand slam with two outs in the ninth inning and the Miami Marlins won their sixth in a row, rallying past Detroit 5-2 Thursday to finish a terrible homestand for the Tigers. The Marlins, who had the worst record in the majors last week, extended the longest active...

Mets' Cespedes has ankle surgery, expected to miss season

May. 23, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets say slugger Yoenis Cespedes is expected to miss the entire season after having ankle surgery. The Mets said the 33-year-old Cespedes had the operation on Thursday. The team announced Monday that the oft-injured outfielder had broken his right ankle in an accident on his...

Mets add Canó (quad), McNeil (hamstring) to injured list

May. 23, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets have added infielders Robinson Canó and Jeff McNeil to the 10-day injured list, putting half of New York's opening day lineup on the shelf. Manager Mickey Callaway announced the moves Thursday morning before the finale of a four-game series against the Washington Nationals....

Swanson, Freeman go back-to-back as Braves beat Giants 9-2

May. 23, 2019 1:49 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Atlanta Braves left-hander Max Fried has received more run support this season than any other pitcher in the National League. Dansby Swanson and Freddie Freeman — with some help from San Francisco's defense — helped keep that trend going on a night when Fried wasn't his...

Hamels gets a no-decision against Phillies, Cubs win 8-4

May. 23, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cole Hamels wasn't sharp. The Chicago Cubs compensated with power and a solid bullpen effort. Hamels struggled in his first start against his original team, Albert Almora Jr. hit his first career grand-slam and the Cubs rallied from an early three-run deficit with three homers, beating the...

Mets second baseman Robinson Canó strains left quadriceps

May. 23, 2019 12:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Criticized for not running hard, New York Mets second baseman Robinson Canó got hurt hustling up the first base line. The 36-year-old slugger left Wednesday night's 6-1 win over Washington after straining his left quadriceps. Canó got hurt when he grounded out in the third inning...

Davis speeds to NY as Mets stun Nationals in 8th for 6-1 win

May. 23, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rajai Davis took batting practice Wednesday afternoon in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The 38-year-old outfielder ended his night hitting a three-run homer that capped a thrilling eighth-inning rally for the New York Mets. "It was a normal day when it started," Davis said after a memorable 6-1...