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Schwarber, Pederson decline options, become free agents

Nov. 04, 2021 23:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta outfielder Joc Pederson and Boston infielder-outfielder Kyle Schwarber were among 10 players who became free agents Thursday when they both declined 2022 mutual options in their contracts. Pederson agreed with the Cubs in February to a $7...

EXPLAINER: What exactly is a check-swing?

Oct. 15, 2021 04:42 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It’s always been one of the most murky areas in baseball: What exactly constitutes a check-swing? Suffice to say, a lot of people were taking a swing at that one Thursday night after San Francisco's Wilmer Flores was ruled out on precisely that...

Pederson, Contreras HRs power Braves past Mets 6-5

Oct. 02, 2021 23:19 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Joc Pederson hit a solo homer off Carlos Carrasco in the third inning, William Contreras went deep with a two-run shot off Carrasco in the fourth and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 6-5 on Saturday night. Two nights after clinching their fourth...

Nimmo 2 HRs, leads Megill, Mets over Braves 4-3

Oct. 01, 2021 23:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Brandon Nimmo hit two solo home runs, Tylor Megill allowed one hit in five scoreless innings and the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 4-3 on Friday night, snapping the NL East champions’ six-game winning streak. One night after clinching their...

Syndergaard sharp in brief return, Mets take 2 from Marlins

Sep. 29, 2021 00:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After two years away, Noah Syndergaard was still nasty. Even for just a few pitches. Syndergaard looked sharp in his brief but long-awaited return from Tommy John surgery, and the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins 2-1 in nine...

Schwarber, Sale help Boston win 7th in a row, 12-5 over Mets

Sep. 23, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The red-hot Red Sox are rallying around their yellow jerseys, and even Chris Sale is on board. That’s what a winning streak will do. “I love them. I do,” Sale said after striking out eight in five innings to help Boston win its...

Wild card leader Red Sox beat stumbling Mets 6-3, 6th in row

Sep. 22, 2021 00:00 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Xander Bogaerts hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the fifth inning and a two-run double in the sixth, lifting the AL wild-card leading Boston Red Sox over the stumbling New York Mets 6-3 on Tuesday night. With the Red Sox wearing jarring yellow and blue...

Wheeler, Phillies hold off Mets 4-3 to boost playoff hopes

Sep. 18, 2021 02:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cy Young Award candidate Zack Wheeler wore down early, MVP contender Bryce Harper was mostly quiet at the plate and still the Philadelphia Phillies found a way. “If you want to win four, five games in a row, you want to win series, it has to come from...

Cardinals power past Mets 11-4 for 3-game sweep

Sep. 16, 2021 02:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After a big night back home, Harrison Bader was munching happily on his postgame meal when it was time to field a few questions. “New York-style pizza is delicious,” he said. “New York-style bagels, New York-style pizza, is just good for the...

Cards hold off Mets 7-6 in 11 to move into playoff position

Sep. 15, 2021 01:51 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After more than 4 1/2 hours of back-and-forth baseball, the St. Louis Cardinals finally control their playoff fate again. Edmundo Sosa hit the go-ahead single in a three-run 11th inning and the hard-charging Cardinals climbed all the way back into...