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Wheeler Pitches Well but Cubs edge Mets 2-1

(June 3rd) Final Score: Chicago 2, New York 1 Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) – Nate Schierholtz drove in the winning run in the ninth inning to help the Chicago Cubs to a 2-1 win over the New York Mets in the opener of a three-game series. With Scott Rice (1-2) on the mound, Anthony Rizzo led off with a single. Starlin ... Read More »

Yankees’ Tanaka named AL Pitcher of the Month

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka was named the American League Pitcher of the Month for May. Tanaka complied a 5-1 record with a 1.88 earned run average, one shutout, six walks and 42 strikeouts in 43 innings pitched over six appearances to claim his first career monthly award. Since its inception in 1979, the ... Read More »

Surging A’s open up set with hosting Yankees

(SportsNetwork.com) – The Oakland Athletics will try to add to the American League’s best record when they invade the Bronx Tuesday for the opener of a three-game series against the New York Yankees. The AL West-leading Athletics are 35-22 on the season and swept a three-game series from the LA Angels of Anaheim this past weekend. The A’s broke out ... Read More »

Struggling Cubs aim to slow down Mets

(SportsNetwork.com) – The perpetually skidding Chicago Cubs return to Wrigley Field for the first of a three-game series on Tuesday night, when they’ll host the suddenly red-hot New York Mets. The Cubs won four times over a 10-game road trip that featured frequent offensive power outages and resulted in three shutout losses and five games in which they lost by ... Read More »

Seager, Hernandez shine as Yanks Fall to Mariners

(June 2nd) Final Score: Seattle 10, New York 2 Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Kyle Seager and Michael Saunders had big nights at the plate to help Felix Hernandez win his fifth straight start in the Seattle Mariners’ 10-2 shellacking of the struggling New York Yankees. Seager went 4-for-5 with a three-run homer, two triples and three runs scored, with Saunders ... Read More »

Mets rout Phillies to conclude five-game set

(June 2nd) Final Score: New York 11, Philadelphia 2 Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Wilmer Flores hit a grand slam and knocked in a career-high six runs, and the New York Mets took an 11-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in the finale of a five-game set from Citizens Bank Park. Bartolo Colon (5-5) earned the victory after hurling seven-plus innings, ... Read More »

Weary Mets, Phillies close out extended series

(SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies will try to avoid extra innings for a fourth straight game when the NL East clubs close out a long five-game series Monday at Citizens Bank Park. The Mets and Phillies played back-to-back 14-inning games on Friday and Saturday, then put in 11 innings on Sunday, when the visitors posted a ... Read More »

Mets top Phillies in extras … again

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Lucas Duda stroked a two-run homer in the top of the 11th inning to lift the New York Mets to a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday in the third straight extra-inning game between the NL East rivals. After retiring the first two batters he’s faced this season, Phillippe Aumont (0-1) walked Travis d’Arnaud ... Read More »

Robertson Implodes as Twins top Yanks 7-2

(Sunday, June 1st) Final Score: Minnesota 7, New York 2 Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Josh Willingham’s solo homer sparked a six-run ninth inning as the Minnesota Twins rallied past the New York Yankees, 7-2, in the rubber match of a three-game series. Willingham quickly tied things up at two with his blast to left off David Robertson (0-2). Kurt Suzuki ... Read More »

Mets top Phillies in 14 innings

(May 31st) Final Score: New York 5, Philadephia 4 Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – David Wright delivered a two-out RBI single in the top of the 14th inning to lift the New York Mets to a 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in the third installment of a five-game series at Citizens Bank Park. Antonio Bastardo (3-3) replaced reliever Jeff Manship, ... Read More »