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Red Sox, Yanks renew hostilities at Yankee Stadium

(SportsNetwork.com) – Fresh off his suspension for throwing behind a hitter of a division rival, Brandon Workman returns to the mound for the Boston Red Sox Friday night as they begin a weekend series with the archrival New York Yankees in the Bronx. Boston has dominated the head-to-head series with New York so far this season, winning five times in ... Read More »

Mets not on the Money: Why the Chris Young signing is Moneyball at its worst

By Erik Berglund, Contributing Writer New York, NY (NYSportscene.com) – After three years of light spending, waiting out lots of dead money and rebuilding the farm system, Mets fans were told that 2014 would be the year that their team would return to contention.  Instead, they were understandably frustrated when general manager Sandy Alderson fielded a roster with a payroll ... Read More »

Polanco powers Pirates past Mets

(Wednesday, June 26) Final Score: Pittsburgh 5, New York 2 Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Gregory Polanco drove in a career-high four runs and Vance Worley tossed seven effective innings in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 5-2 victory over the New York Mets at PNC Park. Polanco belted his second major league homer as part of a 2-for-3 night to lead Pittsburgh offensively, ... Read More »

Mets rely on Dice K in opener against Bucs

(SportsNetwork.com) – Daisuke Matsuzaka looks to bounce back from his first loss of the season when the New York Mets begin a four-game series in Pittsburgh. Since September 8 of last season, Matsuzaka is 6-1 with a 2.21 ERA. Opponents are hitting .163 against him in that span. The lone defeat in that time came last Friday at Miami when ... Read More »

Cespedes, Moss power A’s over Mets

(Wednesday. June 25) Final Score: New York 8, Oakland 5 Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run double, Brandon Moss added a two-run homer and Brad Mills picked up his first win of the season as Oakland downed New York, 8-5, in Wednesday’s conclusion of a two-game interleague set. Coco Crisp finished 3-for-5 with ... Read More »

Yankees top Blue Jays, avert sweep

(Wednesday, June 25) Final Score: New York 5, Toronto 3 Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) – Mark Teixeira homered and drove in three runs to power the New York Yankees to a 5-3 victory over Toronto that denied the Blue Jays a series sweep. Jacoby Ellsbury added three hits, including an RBI single, and Hiroki Kuroda tossed 6 1/3 effective innings to ... Read More »

Blue Jays have brooms ready for Yankees

(SportsNetwork.com) – The Toronto Blue Jays were swept in the Bronx last week and will try to return the favor Wednesday versus the New York Yankees at Rogers Centre. The Blue Jays lost all three games at Yankee Stadium from June 17-19, but have taken the first two installments of this set, including Tuesday’s 7-6 win courtesy of a throwing ... Read More »

Wheeler draws start for Mets versus A’s

(SportsNetwork.com) – Coming off his first career shutout, Zack Wheeler has an opportunity to pitch the Mets to their first four-game winning streak of the season when they conclude a short two-game series against the Oakland Athletics Wednesday at Citi Field. Wheeler had given up four runs in consecutive losses to San Francisco and San Diego in his previous two ... Read More »

Mets club 4 HRs in rout of A’s

(Tuesday, June 24) Final Score: New York 10, Oakland 1 Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Chris Young slammed a pair of solo home runs and scored three times, as the Mets routed Oakland by a 10-1 count in the opener of a two-game interleague set on Tuesday. Travis d’Arnaud clubbed a three-run shot, while Curtis Granderson added a two- run blast ... Read More »