Mets-Yankees Preview (The Associated Press)

The hype and expectations surrounding Matt Harvey have led to his starts being treated as some sort of holiday by the New York Mets, but he may not even be the best pitcher on his own team. After getting back in the win column on the latest "Harvey Day," the Mets will look for Jonathon Niese to continue the best stretch of his career Sunday night against the New York Yankees in the finale of this Subway Series. Harvey's return from Tommy John surgery has been celebrated by the Mets (14-4), and his 4-0 record and 3.04 ERA has justified the growing hype. He was superb again Saturday, coming one out shy of a complete game in an 8-2 win over the Yankees (10-8) after the Mets' 11-game winning streak ended with a 6-1 defeat a day earlier.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on April 26, 2015 at 10:09 am



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Braves-Phillies Preview (The Associated Press)

The Atlanta Braves opened the season with five straight wins, but they have yet to match that total in two weeks since. After ending a four-game slide, the Braves will try to conclude this three-game series with back-to-back wins Sunday against the Philadelphia Phillies. Atlanta (9-8) has gone 4-8 after its unexpected fast start to 2015. The Braves have followed each of their victories since with a loss, a trend they'll try to break after rallying for a 5-2 win at Philadelphia on Saturday.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on April 26, 2015 at 10:07 am



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Baseball standings (Reuters)

April 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the MLB on Saturday AMERICAN LEAGUEEASTERN DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Boston 10 8 .556 - 2. NY Yankees 10 8 .556 - 3. Tampa Bay 10 8 .556 - 4. Toronto 9 9 .500 1 5. Baltimore 8 10 .444 2 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Kansas City 12 4 .750 - 2. Detroit 12 6 .667 1 3. Minnesota 7 10 .412 5 1/2 4. Chicago White Sox 6 9 .400 5 1/2 5. Cleveland 6 10 .375 6 WESTERN DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Houston 10 7 .588 - 2. LA Angels 9 9 .500 1 1/2 3. Oakland 8 11 .421 3 4. Seattle 7 10 .412 3 5. Texas 6 11 .353 4 NATIONAL LEAGUEEASTERN DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. ...

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on April 26, 2015 at 1:01 am



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Dodgers outslug Padres, lose Brandon McCarthy to injury (Big League Stew)

Take a look around the league with Big League Stew's daily wrap up. We'll hit on all of the biggest moments from the day that you may have missed, while providing highlights, photos and interesting stats. Saturday night was bittersweet for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The good news: Their bats were alive at one of baseball's most pitcher-friendly ballparks, Petco Park. In total, the Dodgers muscled up for four home runs in their 11-8 victory, including Adrian Gonzalez's NL-leading seventh. Gonzalez's three-run shot broke a 3-3 tie in the second inning, and the Dodgers never looked back from there. Andre Ethier got the scoring started with a two-run shot in the first. That was his second homer of the season. Howie Kendrick and Juan Uribe added insurance two-run homers in the fifth, which proved to be important in the outcome.  [ Yahoo Sports Fantasy Baseball: Sign up and join a league today! ] The bad news: Their own starter, Brandon McCarthy, allowed three home runs of his own. His final pitch of the evening was driven for a three-run shot by Justin Upton. McCarthy was spotted shaking his right arm immediately following the pitch. Before facing another batter, he motioned for the trainer and was removed. McCarthy was later diagnosed with tightness in his right elbow, which is a scary series of words in today's game. The Dodgers will obviously know more once an MRI is taken, but McCarthy seems headed for a DL stint at worst. If there's a small silver lining, it's that Hyun-Jin Ryu was cleared to throw a bullpen session in the next couple days. That's a big step in his return from a shoulder issues, but the Dodgers pitching depth still figures to take a significant hit in the short term. MATT HARVEY GETS METS BACK ON TRACK After the New York Mets franchise record tying 11-game winning streak was snapped by the Yankees on Friday night, ace Matt Harvey wasn't about to let his team start a losing streak on Saturday. Harvey, who grew up a Yankees fan, made his first career start at Yankee Stadium, and he made it look like his home, tossing 8 2/3 innings of two-run ball. Manager Terry Collins actually gave Harvey two chances to go the distance, With two outs in the ninth, Harvey allowed a single to Mark Teixeira, who homered earlier, and then walked Brian McCann on four pitches. Carlos Torres came on to retire Chris Young to wrap up the Mets 8-2 victory .

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on April 26, 2015 at 12:22 am



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Baseball-Highlights of Saturday's MLB games (Reuters)

(Adds late games) April 25 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Saturday's Major League Baseball games: - - - Giants 5, Rockies 4 (11 inninngs) A well-placed bunt by Joe Panik enabled the San Francisco Giants to beat the Colorado Rockies in 11 innings. The Giants avoided a record sixth straight loss to the Rockies and beat them for the first time in five games this year. - - - Rays 4, Blue Jays 2 Third baseman Evan Longoria tied his career high number of hits and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied with three runs in the eighth inning to beat the Toronto Blue Jays. ...

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Baseball results (Reuters)

April 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the MLB games on Saturday (home team in CAPS) DETROIT 4 Cleveland 1 Houston 9 OAKLAND 3 NY Mets 8 NY YANKEES 2 MIAMI 8 Washington 0 TAMPA BAY 4 Toronto 2 BALTIMORE 5 Boston 4 (10 innings) Atlanta 5 PHILADELPHIA 2 St. Louis 5 MILWAUKEE 3 San Francisco 5 COLORADO 4 (11 innings) Pittsburgh 2 ARIZONA 1 LA Dodgers 11 SAN DIEGO 8 LA ANGELS 4 Texas 1 Minnesota 8 SEATTLE 5

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on April 25, 2015 at 7:49 pm



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Baseball results (Reuters)

April 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the MLB games on Saturday (home team in CAPS) DETROIT 4 Cleveland 1 Houston 9 OAKLAND 3 NY Mets 8 NY YANKEES 2 MIAMI 8 Washington 0

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on April 25, 2015 at 6:23 pm



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Mets ace Matt Harvey slows down Yankees in 8-2 win (The Associated Press)

Matt Harvey held the baseball in his right hand, pointed to his chest and said ''Come on, let me get this guy,'' as his manager made a reluctant walk to the mound with two outs in the ninth inning. Terry Collins' ace had done his job. Harvey was lifted one out shy of a complete game, earning his first win against the team he grew up rooting for, and led the New York Mets to an 8-2 victory Saturday over the crosstown rival Yankees. ''This was his day and he needed to be out there, so I did the best I could to leave him out there.'' Kevin Plawecki hit his first major league homer and drove in three runs, and Lucas Duda and Eric Campbell also connected off an ineffective CC Sabathia (0-4).

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Baseball standings (Reuters)

April 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the MLB on Friday AMERICAN LEAGUEEASTERN DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Boston 10 7 .588 - 2. NY Yankees 10 7 .588 - 3. Tampa Bay 9 8 .529 1 4. Toronto 9 8 .529 1 5. Baltimore 7 10 .412 3 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Kansas City 12 4 .750 - 2. Detroit 11 6 .647 1 1/2 3. Chicago White Sox 6 9 .400 5 1/2 4. Cleveland 6 9 .400 5 1/2 5. Minnesota 6 10 .375 6 WESTERN DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Houston 9 7 .563 - 2. LA Angels 8 9 .471 1 1/2 3. Oakland 8 10 .444 2 4. Seattle 7 9 .438 2 5. Texas 6 10 .375 3 NATIONAL LEAGUEEASTERN DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. NY Mets 13 4 ...

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on April 25, 2015 at 3:40 am



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Mets-Yankees Preview (The Associated Press)

After the Yankees - who entered the three-game set in the rare position of underdogs - denied the Mets' attempt to establish a team-record winning streak in the opener, Matt Harvey will try to get them back on track when he opposes CC Sabathia on Saturday in the Bronx. The Yankees (10-7) had won three in a row and six of seven before Friday, but came in somewhat under the radar due to the Mets' stunning 11-game run. The Yankees scored all their runs in the first three innings off Jacob deGrom en route to their third straight win over their crosstown rivals. For the first time since the start of interleague play in 1997, the teams entered a Subway Series game with each holding at least a share of first place in their divisions, and that will be the case Saturday as well.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on April 24, 2015 at 11:44 pm



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