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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...

McNeil's homer lifts Mets; Phillies slip in playoff race

Sep. 19, 2021 23:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeff McNeil hit a tiebreaking homer leading off the seventh inning, and the New York Mets beat Philadelphia 3-2 Sunday night, damaging the Phillies’ playoff hopes. The Phillies, who were trying to complete a three-game sweep, blew a two-run lead and...

Sánchez error leads to 7-run inning, Indians drop Yanks 11-3

Sep. 18, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Sánchez failed to catch a foul popup that led to a seven-run fifth inning capped by Andrés Giménez’s three-run homer, and the Cleveland Indians routed the Yankees 11-3 on Saturday to drop New York out of a playoff position. “Definitely a play...

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...

Megill's 10 Ks lead Mets over reeling, bumbling Yanks 10-3

Sep. 11, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The reeling Yankees made a Subway Series of mental and physical mistakes in their weekend opener at the Mets. Catcher Gary Sánchez had a pair of glaring defensive lapses, and throwing errors by third baseman Gio Urshela and shortstop Gleyber Torres led...

Alonso homers twice, including 100th, as Mets top Marlins

Sep. 08, 2021 00:25 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Pete Alonso hit two home runs, including the 100th of his career, and the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins 9-4 on Tuesday night to give Carlos Carrasco his first win with the team. Alonso launched a two-run homer in the first inning for No. 100 and...

Báez 4 for 4, Pillar slam, Mets hit 4 HRs to beat Nats 13-6

Sep. 05, 2021 17:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Javier Báez went 4 for 4 with a home run, Kevin Pillar hit a grand slam that capped a game-sealing, six-run ninth inning, and the New York Mets withstood another rally from the Washington Nationals to earn a 13-6 victory Sunday. Francisco Lindor and...

Mets beat Nats in 10 innings for fifth straight win

Sep. 03, 2021 23:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kevin Pillar drove in two with a 10th-inning double and the New York Mets recovered after blowing a late lead to beat the Washington Nationals 6-2 Friday night for their fifth straight win. Pete Alonso singled to score automatic runner Francisco Lindor...

Embattled Mets edge Marlins 4-3 for 5th straight victory

Sep. 02, 2021 23:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A turbulent homestand ended on a positive note for the embattled New York Mets. Pinch-hitter Dominic Smith broke a seventh-inning tie with an RBI single and New York beat the Miami Marlins 4-3 on Thursday night for its fifth straight victory. ...

Bang, bang! Pair of 1st-pitch HRs for 1st time in decades

Sep. 02, 2021 21:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Miami Marlins leadoff batter Miguel Rojas and New York Mets counterpart Jonathan Villar each homered on the first pitch they saw Thursday night, the first time that's happened in a major league game since at least 1985, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. ...