Despite Sunday’s loss to the Indians, the Yankees are focused on achieving the best record in the regular season and home field advantage in the playoffs.
Alonso’s 40th homer of the year was just part of an onslaught that saw the Mets’ 1-4 hitters go 11 for 18.
Gardner, Aaron Boone and C.C. Sabathia were all ejected in the bottom of the sixth inning amid disputes with the umpires in a victory over the Cleveland Indians.
With a sophisticated use of analytics and a culture of frankness in the clubhouse, Houston has become the envy of M.L.B.
DeGrom allowed just one run and three hits in Saturday’s 4-1 victory over Kansas City.
The outfielder embraced what it means to be a modern player, using video, data and opportunity to emerge as an invaluable contributor to his new team.
Pete Alonso and Amed Rosario had five hits each as the Mets outlasted the Braves
Noah Syndergaard had pitched at least seven innings in five straight starts, but that streak ended as he allowed two runs on five hits through six innings.
Urshela provides plenty of value with his bat and his glove. He also provided an unofficial mascot: A stuffed parrot named after Edwin Encarnacion.
Alonso, a rookie first baseman, went 5 for 5, reached base six times, and tied Cody Bellinger’s record for homers by a rookie in the National League.
A seven-run first inning set the tone in a game in which the Yankees’ only real highlight was Mike Ford, a position player, pitching a 1-2-3 ninth inning.
Judge, the Yankees’ star slugger, has struggled all August, with just one home run since July 20. But he’s already learned to avoid overreacting to slumps.
A defeat in Atlanta gave the Mets a three-game losing streak, evoking memories of a weak first half. There were also echoes of 2015, as Ruben Tejada returned to a team he once inspired.
Mets G.M. Brodie Van Wagenen challenged the N.L. East before this season, but all year his team has been chasing Atlanta, the division’s patient standard-bearers.
With a thin pipeline of prospects, the Mets have built the oldest Class AAA team in baseball.
With a spot in the playoffs all but assured, the Yankees have the luxury of coasting through the last six weeks of the season while focusing on the recovery of several players.
It seems like yesterday the Mets were deader than dead. Suddenly, they are the talk of baseball — even more so than that other pretty good team that plays in the Bronx.
With the Yankees carrying a taxed bullpen through a brutal stretch of 19 games in 17 days, Tanaka threw eight superb innings to stymie Toronto.
Alvarez, acquired in a trade in 2016, was called up by Houston in June. He’s having one of the best rookie seasons in major league history.
Their eight-game win streak came to an end, but the Mets are on the verge of a playoff spot. They carry plenty of momentum into a six-game road trip.