After taking two of three from the Marlins in South Beach and before they head to Baltimore for a two-game set, the New York Mets will head to the Bronx to play the postponed Subway Series finale against the Yankees.
As per reports, the Mets are considering two additional candidates, Blue Jays GM Tony LaCava, and Tampa Bay Rays special assistant Bobby Heck, for their soon-to-be vacant GM position.
Red Sox starter Chris Sale returned from the disabled list with a bang, racking up 12 strikeouts in five innings of work, allowing one hit and walking none, propelling Boston to a 4-1 win and four-game sweep over the Orioles.
The Seattle Mariners capped off a four-game sweep of their own over the reigning World Series champion Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park, beating the ‘Stros 4-3 in ten innings. The M’s are now four games back of Houston in the AL West.
NL East News
The Braves took two of three from the Brewers this weekend at SunTrust Park, keeping the race atop the NL East a close one, with Atlanta (64-51) and Philadelphia (65-52) in a virtual tie for first place.
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2000: At Shea Stadium, the Giants get two unusual runs in the fourth inning as the Mets outfielder Benny Agbayani catches what he thinks is the third out and gives the ball to a kid in the stands, allowing the two runners on base to score.