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LEADING OFF: HR Derby at Yankee Stadium, Verlander vs Rays

Oct. 4, 2019 2:45 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: TEEING OFF Yankee Stadium will be the site when the teams that hit the most home runs in history start their AL Division Series. Nelson Cruz, Max Kepler and the Minnesota Twins set the major league single-season record with 307 homers this year. Eddie Rosario,...

Mets fire manager Mickey Callaway after 2 bumpy seasons

Oct. 4, 2019 1:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mickey Callaway went 11-1 in his first 12 games as manager of the New York Mets. After that, nothing ever seemed to go smoothly for him again. Following more than a year on the hot seat, Callaway was fired Thursday by the Mets after missing the playoffs in both his seasons at the helm. The...

A capsule look at the Rays-Astros playoff series

Oct. 3, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

A look at the best-of-five American League Division Series between the Tampa Bay Rays and Houston Astros: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Friday, at Houston, 2:05 p.m. (FS1); Game 2, Saturday, at Houston, 9:07 p.m. (FS1); Game 3, Monday, Oct. 7, at Tampa Bay, TBA (MLB); x-Game 4, Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Tampa...

The New York Mets say they have fired manager Mickey Callaway

Oct. 3, 2019 12:15 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets say they have fired manager Mickey Callaway.

A capsule look at the Rays-Athletics playoff game

Oct. 1, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

A look at the American League wild-card game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland Athletics: ___ Schedule: Wednesday, at Oakland, California, 8:09 p.m. EDT (ESPN). ___ Season Series: Athletics won 4-3. ___ Projected Lineups: Rays: 2B Joey Wendle (.231, 3 HRs, 19 RBIs in 75 games), LF Tommy Pham (.273, 21, 68,...

Mets' Alonso donates customized cleats to 9/11 museum

Oct. 1, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets slugger Pete Alonso visited the National September 11 Memorial & Museum on Tuesday to donate the custom cleats and baseball bat honoring first responders that he used in a game on the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. Alonso presented the equipment to museum President...

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,...

MLB finishes with 6,776 homers, 11% above previous record

Sep. 30, 2019 1:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major league batters finished with 6,776 home runs, shattering the previous record of 6,105 set two years ago. Dominic Smith hit the final long ball of the season, a three-run drive in the 11th inning Sunday off Atlanta's Grant Dayton that lifted the New York Mets over the NL East champion...

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...

Alonso hits 53rd HR, sets rookie record as Mets blank Braves

Sep. 29, 2019 12:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Alonso reached for a fastball on the outer part of the plate and sent it soaring just to the right of straightaway center field. He held the handle of his bat and slowly took eight short steps toward first base, his face expressionless, eyes fixed on the ball. He followed its path into...