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Giants win 7th straight thanks to botched play by Mets

Jul. 20, 2019 2:12 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The way the pitchers on both teams were dealing, it figured that it might take a miscue in the field for either team to score. A botched fly ball between New York Mets left fielder Dominic Smith and shortstop Amed Rosario did the trick for the San Francisco Giants for a second straight...

Bumgarner shines, Giants top Mets in 16 for 6th in a row

Jul. 19, 2019 3:36 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — You bet Madison Bumgarner pleaded to Bruce Bochy to start the 10th inning. And of course the big left-hander remained a little irked afterward considering he didn't get the chance. "I didn't try to make it much of a conversation but he wasn't having it. Usually if I really want to I...

Cano homers in 2nd straight game, Mets top Marlins 6-2

Jul. 14, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Jeff McNeil joked with manager Mickey Callaway moments before leading off the game about hitting a home run on the first pitch. Callaway requested McNeil have an 11-pitch at-bat ending with a homer, but McNeil had other plans. "I just laughed and I said I'll do it on the first pitch," McNeil...

LEADING OFF: Stroman at Yankee Stadium, Red Sox get Cashner

Jul. 14, 2019 2:45 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: PINSTRIPE AUDITION? All-Star pitcher Marcus Stroman (5-9, 3.18 ERA) takes the mound for Toronto at Yankee Stadium. Last month, the Long Island native strongly hinted that he wouldn't mind a trade to the Yankees. Stroman has been sidelined with a left pectoral...

Cano's two-run homer in the 8th lifts Mets past Marlins, 4-2

Jul. 13, 2019 10:31 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Manager Mickey Callaway said before the Mets played Saturday night that he was not concerned with Robinson Cano's lack of power thus far. Why not? "Because I knew he was going to hit a bomb tonight to win it," Callaway quipped. "You guys didn't realize that?" Cano hit a tiebreaking, two-run...

Van Wagenen disappointed with Mets' first half

Jul. 12, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Brodie Van Wagenen expressed confidence in the New York Mets shortly after the former agent was hired for his first general manager job in the offseason. He urged the rest of the NL East to "come get us," and they have. "I wasn't shy in the offseason, but they came and got us," Van Wagenen...

Oops! All-Star scoreboard has rough night in Cleveland

Jul. 10, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The only errors on the scoreboard at the All-Star Game were by the scoreboard. At least one player noticed — and wasn't too pleased. The giant board at Progressive Field was filled with mistakes Tuesday night, including a couple of misspelled names, a wrong picture and a pair of...

AL fans 16, tops NL 4-3 to win 7th straight All-Star Game

Jul. 10, 2019 3:24 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — For one night, the pitchers took back the power. Hours after an awesome Home Run Derby got everyone buzzing even louder about monster shots and juiced balls, only a couple flew out of Progressive Field in the All-Star Game. Instead, Justin Verlander blazed 97 mph heat from the start, Shane...

AL's Verlander, NL's Ryu starting pitchers in All-Star Game

Jul. 8, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Sitting next to Justin Verlander, American League manager Alex Cora cheekily declared "we've got the opener" as he described his pitching plans. Touché! Houston's ace has been among the players most critical of some teams' practice of using relief pitchers as ersatz starters for an...

Bruce delivers, Phillies score 5 in 9th to beat Mets 7-2

Jul. 5, 2019 11:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There's a tried-and-true formula for beating the Mets with NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom on the mound. The Philadelphia Phillies executed perfectly Friday night. "We waited them out," Jay Bruce said. Bruce hit a go-ahead single in the ninth inning off closer Edwin Díaz, Mets...