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Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Garnett to me in 2014 on his philosophy: "My makeup is to be competitive and to win. If you're not stepping on, then you're the one being stepped on…I'm an alpha. I'm an alpha, man. I like to think that the game is to be dominated. There wasn't any room for anything else. I'm playing with young guys who are super younger than me and more athletic, faster, however, whatever. But I have to set an alpha-ness about the whole thing and instill leadership and all these other things. Like I said earlier, sometimes you would buck and you'd butt heads. But the younger generation, I think they look for a lot more approval from their peers and satisfaction and the comments that people make and [from] articles. Look here, man, if you work on your game and you get better, then you're going to be better, which hopefully means that you're going to play better and have confidence to do things better. And when you're better, all things change people's perception. When it comes to being a better person and how you treat people, that's on you. But when it comes to the game, you don't need to get anybody's approval. You just need to work on your game, work your ass off, stay true to your craft, perfect and try to perfect as much of the things that you do well. Try to perfect those. But the things you don't do well, work on them even more."

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

Who is the next closer on a wild-card contender to have a catastrophic blow-up? On Friday, it was the Astros' Ken Giles, who gave up six runs in the ninth. Today, it was the Tigers' Francisco Rodriguez, who gave up five in the ninth. With the Blue Jays shutting out the Yankees again, it's now looking like the Tigers, Orioles, Mariners and Astros battling for one spot.

Bautista's late HR pushes Blue Jays past Yanks (0:51)

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Talk about a painful case of strep throat. The Mets scratched Noah Syndergaard because of the throat ailment. And replacement Sean Gilmartin -- the 12th starting pitcher used by the Mets this season -- was an absolute flop in his place on Saturday against the Phillies. Gilmartin departed with two outs in the first inning after opposing pitcher Alec Asher delivered a two-run single on pitch No. 39 that gave Philadelphia a 5-0 lead. It was the shortest non-injury start by a Mets pitcher this season. Bartolo Colon and Jon Niese both departed after recording only one out earlier this season due to injuries.

Bautista smacks go-ahead HR in eighth (0:26)

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's a small bit of bad news for the Mets: Jose Fernandez, who had been scheduled to pitch Sunday against the Braves, instead will be given an extra day of rest and face the Mets in Monday's series opener at Marlins Park. Fernandez is 3-0 with a 1.34 ERA in eight career starts against the Mets. This year alone, Fernandez is 2-0 with a 1.08 ERA in four starts against the Mets. He's also been dominant in his career at Marlins Park, going 29-2 with a 1.49 ERA in 42 starts.

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

The Yankees are shutout for the third straight game, 3-0 by Toronto Blue Jays. First time that's happened since 1975

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The fullback is back. Sort of. The Jets have re-signed Julian Howsare to their practice squad.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins acknowledged it's probably a bullpen role or nothing for Steven Matz at this point. Matz was scratched from Friday's planned return because of continued shoulder discomfort. He has not appeared in a game since Aug. 14.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Wilmer Flores may be done for the season. He remains not close to being capable of swinging a bat. Flores injured his right wrist in a plate collision in Atlanta two weeks ago and has been diagnosed with a bone bruise. He since has received two cortisone shots.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Noah Syndergaard will throw a bullpen session at Citi Field on Saturday in an attempt to be ready for a start on Monday or Tuesday, according to Roger Rubin at Citi Field. Syndergaard originally had been scheduled to start Saturday, but was scratched due to strep throat.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's the Phillies lineup for Saturday's 7:10 p.m. ET game against the Mets at Citi Field.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Asdrubal Cabrera continues to demonstrate his toughness. He starts the night after fouling a ball off his right knee area. Here's the Mets lineup for Saturday's 7:10 p.m. ET game against the Phillies. Sean Gilmartin starts for Noah Syndergaard. Lucas Duda gets a second straight start at first base. Michael Conforto gets rewarded for Friday's three-run homer. Reyes 3B, Cabrera SS, Cespedes LF, Granderson CF, Johnson 2B, Conforto RF, Duda 1B, d'Arnaud C, Gilmartin LHP

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Expect recently elevated safety Andrew Adams to be active Sunday vs. Redskins. He'll be on several special teams units.

Lineup: Yankees (79-74) at Blue Jays (84-69)

  • 1. Brett Gardner, LF (L)
  • 2. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF (L)
  • 3. Gary Sanchez, DH (R)
  • 4. Didi Gregorius, SS (L)
  • 5. Aaron Hicks, RF (S)
  • 6. Brian McCann, C (L)
  • 7. Ronald Torreyes, 3B (R)
  • 8. Tyler Austin, 1B (R)
  • 9. Donovan Solano, 2B (R)
  • SP: C.C. Sabathia, LHP

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Yankees Youth Movement lineup as they attempt to delay the inevitable this afternoon against the Toronto Blue Jays: Gardner 7 Ellsbury 8 Sanchez dh Gregorius 6 Hicks 9 McCann 2 Torreyes 5 Austin 3 Solano 4 Sabathia 1. Marcus Stroman pitching for the Jays.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

The Giants signed safety Andrew Adams from the practice squad. Waived CB Michael Hunter. This was necessary because of recent injuries to safeties Mykkele Thompson and Darian Thompson.

Nación ESPN: Do you have a problem with Cabrera's bat flip? (1:46)
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