Marlins win one for Fernandez

Sep 27, 2016

Marlins win one for Fernandez

Dee Gordon and the Miami Marlins wore their emotions on the sleeves of their No. 16 jerseys. Jose Fernandez would have loved it. Gordon homered leading off the first inning for the Marlins, who totaled 14 hits and mixed cheers with the tears of ...

Cabrera belts 11th-inning blast to lift Mets

Sep 23, 2016

Cabrera belts 11th-inning blast to lift Mets

Jose Reyes had played 1,613 major league games without ever tying a game in the ninth inning with a home run. The Mets third baseman picked a good time to try it out. Reyes connected off Philadelphia Phillies closer Jeanmar Gomez, tying it 6-6 ...

Granderson powers Mets

Sep 18, 2016

Granderson powers Mets

Curtis Granderson’s upbeat personality aided the Mets in navigating a difficult day at the ballpark. A couple of big swings in extra innings helped, too. Granderson hit a solo home run with two outs in the 12th inning after also connecting for a tying ...

Sep 8, 2016

Ex-NFL quarterback Tebow signs minor league contract with Mets

Former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets. The Mets announced Thursday the former quarterback will take part in the Instructional League in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The 29-year-old aspiring outfielder went through drills at the ...

Sep 4, 2016

Gymnast Hernandez flips out for first pitch at Citi Field

Safe to say no major league pitcher will try to emulate Laurie Hernandez’s acrobatic windup anytime soon. The Olympic champion gymnast from New Jersey flipped out, so to speak, while throwing the first ball Saturday night at Citi Field before the New York Mets ...

Sep 2, 2016

Mets' Walker done for season because of herniated disk

New York Mets second baseman Neil Walker will miss the rest of the season because of surgery for a herniated disk in his back, the latest in a series of severe injuries to strike the defending NL champions this year. Walker made the announcement ...

Islanders looking to leave Brooklyn for Queens

Jul 22, 2016

Islanders looking to leave Brooklyn for Queens

The New York Islanders are in talks with the owners of the New York Mets about building a hockey arena adjacent to Citi Field in Queens, people with knowledge of the discussions said. Willets Point is emerging as a persuasive alternative to the team’s ...

Familia gets out of jam as Mets defeat Cubs

Jul 20, 2016

Familia gets out of jam as Mets defeat Cubs

Jeurys Familia lost control, but not the lead, and kept the Mets ahead to keep his consecutive save streak intact. New York’s closer escaped a bases-loaded jam with a game-ending double play after Rene Rivera drove in the tiebreaking run with two outs in ...

Rizzo blasts three-run homer to lift Cubs

Jul 19, 2016

Rizzo blasts three-run homer to lift Cubs

Anthony Rizzo kept fouling the ball off, over and over again. When Steven Matz finally blinked, Rizzo capitalized with one mighty swing. Rizzo hit a three-run homer, Jon Lester pitched 7⅔ innings and the Chicago Cubs stopped an eight-game losing streak against the New ...

Jun 13, 2016

Mets manager Collins hospitalized

Mets manager Terry Collins is staying overnight in a hospital in Milwaukee after falling ill and missing New York’s series finale against the Milwaukee Brewers. Assistant general manager John Ricco said Collins became sick about 45 minutes before Sunday’s game. He had no specifics ...

Ichiro catch helps Fernandez, Marlins edge past Mets

Jun 6, 2016

Ichiro catch helps Fernandez, Marlins edge past Mets

When Jose Fernandez threw a slider for his 14th strikeout to escape a seventh-inning jam, he spun on the mound, pumped his arms, screamed, pounded his glove, screamed some more and yanked at his jersey as though trying to tear it off. He had ...

Harvey refinds form as Mets beat White Sox

May 31, 2016

Harvey refinds form as Mets beat White Sox

ew York On the mound in the seventh inning for the first time this season, Matt Harvey gave up his first walk of the game and his second hit, leading to a sacrifice bunt and a second-and-third jam. “You kind of think about the ...