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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees' Mark Teixeira plans on learning to play guitar in retirement. Prior to tonight's game, Twisted Sister gave him a guitar. For years, Teixeira has walked up the plate to, "I wanna rock!"

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Wilmer Flores' wrist again did not cooperate when he tried to swing Friday. "I don't think you think you'll see him," Terry Collins said. Flores has now been incapable of swinging for three weeks.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets are not sticking around to watch the conclusion of the Cardinals-Pirates game. As for a celebration, "there will be another day this weekend I hope," Terry Collins said.

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Granderson motors to make tough catch (0:28)
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Fly ball bounces off first base, Mets score (0:29)

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

And now the wait to see if the Mets have clinched a postseason berth. Surging Jay Bruce drove in three runs and the Mets took care of their business on Friday, shaving their magic number to one by beating the Phillies, 5-1. The Mets officially will secure a second straight postseason berth if the Pirates beat the Cardinals later Friday. The Mets (86-74) moved a season-high 12 games over .500. They only had five batters reach against Phillies right-hander Alec Asher, but four of those came on consecutive two-out singles in the fourth and decided the game.

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Beltran blasts homer to right (0:20)
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Bruce blasts solo homer to left (0:20)
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Trumbo clobbers 47th homer of season (0:22)

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jay Bruce's bat has awakened. Bruce has now started five straight games since a brief benching. And after a seventh-inning long ball on Friday in Philadelphia, Bruce now has four homers and seven RBIs and a six-game hitting streak in the past week.

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Jones launches homer off Pineda (0:22)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees starter Michael Pineda will finish the season with 174.2 innings pitched and 207 strikeouts, all new career-highs, but will also finish out with a career-high ERA of 4.82 (includes 94 earned runs and 52 homers over 28 starts.) El dominicano Michael Pineda con una nueva marca personal en entradas lanzadas y ponches en una sola temporada con 174 y 2/3 y 207 abanicados, pero además registró una efectividad de 4.82 y permitió 52 cuadrangulares en 28 aperturas esta temporada.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Short of a miracle, your 2016 home run champ will be Mark Trumbo. The Orioles slugger just went yard for the 47th time, five more than anyone else in the bigs. The two-run blast puts the O's up 5-1 in the fifth and ends the night for Yanks starter Michael Pineda.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Not surprisingly, at cold and damp Yankee Stadium, the ball isn't carrying for the Orioles (or Yanks). In fact, it's the opposite of carrying. Let's call it dropping - Birds dropping. (Insert rim shot here.) Nevertheless, Jonathan Schoop managed to hit one off the wall in right-center for a two-run double. O's lead 2-0 heading to the bottom of the fourth.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Masahiro Tanaka will not start against the Orioles on Saturday. Instead, it will be Luis Severino. Tanaka missed his previous start because a slightly strained forearm. If the Yankees were in contention, Tanaka would go.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek plans to use Kristaps Porzingis in pick-and-pop situations this season. "We want him to mix it up. Sometimes he's going to roll, sometimes he's going to pop," the coach said, adding that he wants screeners like Porzingis & Carmelo to make sure they clear space for their shot.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Beautiful night for baseball at first pitch in the Bronx. Seats understandably empty.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets worked out free-agent DE Chris McCain (Dolphins, Saints, Cowboys) today.

Kieran Darcy ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets coach Todd Bowles did not commit to new TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, re-signed WR Jeremy Ross being active this Sunday. Said decision would be made over weekend.

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