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After 2nd-half surge, improved Mets lament early mistakes

Sep. 30, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Long after the Mets' season finale had ended, Pete Alonso was still posing for photos with his fiancée near first base as children dashed by — a postgame promotion offering their own chance to circle the bags excitedly at Citi Field. You could certainly understand why Alonso,...

Braves limp into playoffs with 11-inning loss to Mets

Sep. 29, 2019 10:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's been almost two decades since the Atlanta Braves advanced in the playoffs. After a sluggish conclusion to another rousing regular season, they're positive this year can be different. Mike Soroka recovered from a shaky start in his playoff tuneup, but the banged-up Braves limped into...

Mets' Alonso hits 52nd HR, ties rookie mark in win vs Braves

Sep. 28, 2019 1:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Polar Bear has his paws on a major league record. Pete Alonso hit his 52nd homer to match Aaron Judge's rookie mark in the New York Mets' 4-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night. He has two games left to claim the record outright. Alonso connected in the first inning against...

Rays beat Jays 6-2, back in playoffs for 1st time since 2013

Sep. 28, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays returned to the playoffs for the first time since 2013, clinching an AL wild card berth with a 6-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night behind Tommy Pham's two-run homer and 4 1/3 hitless innings from Tyler Glasnow. Tampa Bay will play Oakland in the wild-card...

Mets stay alive, rally in 9th and beat Marlins 5-4 in 11

Sep. 25, 2019 2:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After charging into the wild-card race from way behind, Michael Conforto and the New York Mets weren't about to get eliminated without making at least one more big comeback. Conforto homered twice and the Mets rallied just in time to keep their faint playoff hopes alive Tuesday night,...

Conforto hits 3-run homer, Mets top Reds 6-3

Sep. 22, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Michael Conforto didn't see how deep his first inning drive sailed into the right field seats. He knew all he needed to know. Conforto homered to cap a four-run first inning and the New York Mets kept pace in their wild-card chase with a 6-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday. "I knew...

Alonso hits 50th homer; deGrom, Mets beat Reds 8-1

Sep. 21, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Pete Alonso felt going into the season that reaching 50 home runs was possible. Now that he's there, it's become hard to believe. New York's rookie first baseman hit his major league-leading 50th home run, Jacob deGrom pitched shutout ball for seven innings and the Mets beat the...

Senzaltela, Story lead Rockies over Mets 9-4

Sep. 17, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Steven Matz doesn't regret the 401-foot home run by Trevor Story. The juicy sinker to pitcher Antonio Senzatela will stick with him. "I got ahead of him and I made a really bad pitch," Matz said. "That's what it boils down to." Senzatela hit a tying, two-run single that ended a year-long...

Gyorko, Dodgers damage Mets' chances with 3-2 comeback win

Sep. 16, 2019 2:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Alonso is slumping at the wrong time for the New York Mets. And with little margin for error, their two most reliable relievers let a game get away Sunday night that might prove too much to overcome. Jedd Gyorko got off the bench late and played a big role in rallying the Los Angeles...

Kershaw, Dodgers catch Syndergaard on bad day, beat Mets 9-2

Sep. 13, 2019 11:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Noah Syndergaard got caught again, this time by the smart-swinging Los Angeles Dodgers. Syndergaard kept wobbling with Wilson Ramos behind the plate while Clayton Kershaw was right in the pocket, sending the Dodgers over the New York Mets 9-2 Friday night. "It wasn't terrible," Mets manager...