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Athletics eye series win over Yankees

(SportsNetwork.com) – The Oakland Athletics look to keep rolling when they shoot for a series win over the New Yankees Wednesday in the Bronx. The Athletics disposed of the Yankees with Tuesday’s 5-2 win in 10 innings, as Brandon Moss’ second home run of the game highlighted a three-run top of the 10th inning and pushed Oakland’s AL-best record to ... Read More »

Matsuzaka returns to Mets’ rotation vs. Cubs

(SportsNetwork.com) – It’s back to the future time at Wrigley Field on Wednesday night, when former Boston ace Daisuke Matsuzaka takes the mound for the New York Mets in the middle game of a three-game series with the host Chicago Cubs. The former Asian media sensation has pitched in relief 16 times in 17 outings for the Mets thus far ... Read More »

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 »