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Mets bash way to 4th straight win, 14-4 over Twins

Jul. 17, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With one powerful swing, Pete Alonso proved for now his safety from Home Run Derby harm. Alonso and the New York Mets put quite the hurt on the Minnesota Twins to sweep this two-game series. Dominic Smith put the Mets in front with his pinch-hit, three-run homer in the seventh inning,...

Conforto, Mets beat Twins 3-2 after surviving tense 9th

Jul. 17, 2019 1:18 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The bases were loaded in the ninth inning against sputtering New York Mets closer Edwin Díaz, and the Minnesota Twins had their most experienced hitter at the plate in Nelson Cruz for a classic power-versus-power matchup. So many of these tense moments have favored the first-place...

Cooper, Granderson help power Marlins past Mets, 8-4

Jul. 12, 2019 11:25 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins are last in the majors in home runs. When they do hit them, they've made them count. Garrett Cooper, Curtis Granderson and Brian Anderson all homered and drove in two runs to power the Marlins to an 8-4 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night in the first game after...

Nola's pitching, Bruce's power lead Phillies over Mets 8-3

Jul. 7, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Nola, Jay Bruce and the Philadelphia Phillies see plenty of reasons why they can play even better after the All-Star Game. The Mets? Well, they say there's always hope. Nola held the Mets hitless into the sixth inning, Bruce homered twice and the Phillies quieted New York with an 8-3...

Germán cruises in return, Urshela helps Yanks beat Mets 5-1

Jul. 3, 2019 11:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Domingo Germán felt solid coming off the injured list. He was happy to get a little support nonetheless. Germán pitched six sharp innings in his return from injury, Didi Gregorius and Gio Urshela hit consecutive homers, and the New York Yankees beat the Mets 5-1 Wednesday night....

Mets rally in 8th again, beat Yankees 4-2 in Subway Series

Jul. 3, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — All night long, Michael Conforto had chances to come through. Once he finally did, the New York Mets were riding high at Citi Field. Conforto busted out of his slump in a big way, hitting a two-run double that snapped an eighth-inning tie and lifted the Mets over the New York Yankees 4-2 on...

All-Stars McNeil, Alonso rally Mets past Braves to snap skid

Jul. 1, 2019 1:40 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — What began as a thrilling day for Mets youngsters Jeff McNeil and Pete Alonso got even better by the time the night was over. The freshly minted All-Stars had the big hits in a five-run eighth inning that rallied New York past the Atlanta Braves 8-5 on Sunday, snapping its seven-game losing...

Soroka, Riley lead Braves past deGrom and skidding Mets, 6-2

Jun. 29, 2019 4:26 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — About 25 minutes after the game ended, New York Mets leadoff hitter Jeff McNeil was still sitting at his locker in full uniform. Just outside the clubhouse, all the lights were out on the Mets' side of the ground floor at Citi Field. The darkness in the hallway certainly seemed appropriate....

LEADING OFF: Kimbrel settling in, deGrom tries to right Mets

Jun. 27, 2019 11:10 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Friday: SETTLING IN Craig Kimbrel got a little help settling in at Wrigley Field, and now he and the Chicago Cubs are hitting the road. Kimbrel got the save in his season debut Thursday, but only after Anthony Rizzo dived to tag first base for the final out when...

Bruce's double vs old team lifts Phils over Mets 5-4 in 10

Jun. 26, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jay Bruce delivered another big hit in a familiar spot. The veteran slugger ripped an RBI double in the bottom of the 10th inning against his former team, and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied to beat the reeling New York Mets 5-4 Wednesday night. "I want to be the guy up at the plate...