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Mets 5, Nationals 1: Behind Jacob deGrom’s First Career Homer, Mets Avoid a Sweep

The Mets’ win prevented a Nationals sweep of the four-game series, and it also ended a run of futility at home against their main divisional rivals — Washington won the first six games at Citi Field this season. But the net effect was that the weekend ended with the Mets two games further behind the…

Athletics 4, Yankees 3: Yankees End West Coast Trip With Another Defeat in Oakland

The defeat was cemented when the Yankees could not take advantage of a gift — Athletics shortstop Chad Pinder throwing a grounder into the first-base dugout for a two-base error in the ninth inning. The left-hander Sean Doolittle struck out Chase Headley and retired Chris Carter on a pop-up to end the game. Continue reading…