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Cespedes pivotal to Mets' pennant race

The Mets are 2½ games behind in the NL wild-card race and have been crushed by injuries. Lucas Duda is out, David Wright is out -- and Jay Bruce isn't injured, but struggling. If Yoenis Cespedes doesn't hit, it's hard to imagine them earning a playoff spot, Buster Olney writes. Key players in pennant races (Insider)

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Yoenis Cespedes drops the mic on Marlins

In a crucial game for the Mets, Cespedes played hero with a 10th-inning, walk-off homer. The blast traveled 435 feet, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.

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Monday's longest home runs

Yoenis Cespedes left no doubt about his walk-off homer, blasting one 435 feet to lead the way on Monday. Randal Grichuk, Kole Calhoun and a couple of Cubs round out the list.

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'Zinger' to make All-Star debut?

Kristaps Porzingis was one of the top vote-getters when our Summer Forecast panel was asked to identify who could be making their first All-Star Game. First-time All-Star candidates

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Not spotted at Jets practice this morning: Brandon Marshall (hip), David Harris (shoulder) and Bruce Carter (shoulder). They won't play Thursday, when most starters and key backups will sit. Mo Wilkerson returned after a rest day. Dee Milliner (hamstring), Jordan Jenkins (calf) and Josh Martin (ankle) among those in the rehab area, meaning they probably won't practice.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

I'm hearing that Logan Verrett is likely to rejoin the Mets on Tuesday. That makes a ton of sense. After Rafael Montero threw 100 pitches on Monday, he's not of any use for several days. And there is really no immediate role for Montero anyway since he was just making a spot start for Jacob deGrom. Montero walked six but tossed five scoreless innings against the Marlins.

Monday a night of walk-off wins around MLB (0:46)

Adam Amin ESPN College Football 

NL Wild Card standings. #SFGiants + 2.0 #Cardinals - #Pirates - 1.5 #Marlins - 2.5 #Mets - 2.5

Rangers hold off Mariners for third straight win (0:57)
Reyes scores on wild pitch to tie game in ninth inning (0:39)
Escobar's three-run blast pads Royals' lead (0:37)

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

The Yankees, down 8-1 after 7 innings, fought back to bring the tying run to the plate in each of the last two innings, but PH Mark Teixeira grounded out to end the right hand Starlin Castro, who barely missed a three-run HR in the 8th, struck out to end the game with two men on. The Yankees lose, 8-5, to the Royals and more importantly, lose a chance to make up a game on three of the teams they were chasing in the AL wild card race.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jose Reyes says he is fine from his plate collision. He adds that he's not surprised by his August success even though people wrote him off after he was released by the Rockies.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Asdrubal Cabrera said he had trouble running pregame and would have needed to depart for a pinch runner had he reached base as a pinch hitter in the seventh Monday. He figures the flare-up of the strained patellar tendon in his left knee will linger for the remainder the season. Cabrera said the discomfort had subsided until Sunday's first-inning collision at first base.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Yoenis Cespedes discusses his walk-off homer in the 10th that lifted the Mets to a 2-1 win against the Marlins on Monday.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Rafael Montero reacts after walking six batters in five scoreless innings in his first major league start in 16 months.

1927 Yankees diary

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