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Extra Bases: Texas Rangers, a Perennial Contender, Surge Back

The Rangers have reached the postseason five times this decade; besides the injury-ravaged 2014, they missed out only in 2013, when they lost a one-game playoff for a wild-card spot. Sustained success is their hallmark — along with October disappointment, including two losses in the World Series and last fall’s three-game sweep by the Toronto…

“That’s certainly exactly what you thought we were going to be able to do, get our starting pitchers to really carry us,” Collins said, “and Jake did a tremendous job tonight. Unbelievable what he did in the seventh inning.” Continue reading the main story Collins added that he had left deGrom in during the seventh…

Mets Seek to Gain Control of a Season in Danger of Slipping Away

Friday’s scheduled starter, Jacob deGrom, has generally performed the best in a rotation troubled by injuries to Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz and Seth Lugo and subpar results from Matt Harvey and Robert Gsellman. But even deGrom, the National League rookie of the year in 2014 and an All-Star in 2015, had not matched his lofty…