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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Of Curtis Granderson's 22 homers this season, his seventh-inning shot against the Marlins on Tuesday was only his third with a man on base. It's crazy to have 22 homers and 38 RBIs, no?

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Curtis Granderson on Tuesday became the third player in franchise history to homer twice in a game he did not start. The others: Hawk Taylor in 1964 against the Phillies and Scott Hairston against the Nationals in 2011. Granderson pinch hit for Seth Lugo in the sixth and went deep in consecutive innings.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Curtis Granderson produced his second homer of the game on Tuesday with a two-run shot in the seventh inning. It was his second two-homer game of the season. He also homered twice on April 22 at Atlanta. This time, Granderson had the homers in consecutive innings coming off the bench. He originally pinch hit for Seth Lugo in the sixth.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jose Reyes is 4-for-4 for the Mets on Tuesday night. It's actually his second such performance this month. He also went 4-for-4 against the Giants on Aug. 19. Reyes is hitting .361 in August.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Seth Lugo is a keeper. He tossed five scoreless frames to complete his outing against the Marlins on Tuesday, lowering his ERA to 2.60. Lugo allowed only a two-run homer to Christian Yelich in the opening frame of his six-inning, 89-pitch outing. He next starts on Sunday against the Nationals and should remain in the rotation for the foreseeable future.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets are getting by without their primary pitchers. Robert Gsellman limited the Phillies to one run through six innings before things unraveled on Sunday. Rafael Montero then tossed five scoreless innings against the Marlins in the series opener on Monday. And now Seth Lugo keeps wriggling free of minefields. After allowing a two-run homer to Christian Yelich in the first, Lugo has tossed three straight scoreless innings. He has stranded runners in scoring position in each of his last two frames.

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

It took nearly a month, but the Yankees finally completed the trade that sent Ivan Nova to the Pittsburgh Pirates on August 1. In return, the Yankees get OF Tito Polo and LHP Stephen Tarpley, both of whom played for the Pirates single-A affiliate in Bradenton. Nova is 4-0 with a 2.87 ERA in five starts for the Pirates.

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Girardi pinch-hit for both Aaron Judge and Tyler Austin in the late stages of Monday's 8-5 loss to the Kansas City Royals but both rookies are back in the lineup tonight against RHP Edinson Volquez. Mark Teixeira, who hit for Austin in the eighth inning, is sitting out with neck soreness, a problem that has plagued him this season.

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Girardi pinch-hit for both Aaron Judge and Tyler Austin in the late stages of Monday's 8-5 loss to the Kansas City Royals but both are back in the lineup tonight against RHP Edinson Volquez. Mark Teixeira, who hit for Austin in the eighth inning, is sitting out with neck soreness, a problem that has plagued him this season.

Lineup: Yankees (67-63) at Royals (69-62)

  • 1. Brett Gardner, LF (L)
  • 2. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF (L)
  • 3. Gary Sanchez, C (R)
  • 4. Didi Gregorius, SS (L)
  • 5. Starlin Castro, 2B (R)
  • 6. Brian McCann, DH (L)
  • 7. Chase Headley, 3B (S)
  • 8. Aaron Judge, RF (R)
  • 9. Tyler Austin, 1B (R)
  • SP: Masahiro Tanaka, RHP
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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Had a real nice chat with David Wright today. He actually walks the upper deck and other parts of the stadium a few hours before each game, since that's the only exercise he's permitted to do for now. He said stadium vendors are very friendly and are always offering him hotdogs and beer. Wright said his next neck exam is in early September. He has about 60 percent mobility with his neck now. It should get to about 95 percent within six months. Wright said he realized early on that the gates are open pretty early on Fridays and Saturdays at Citi Field. He was doing his daily walk when fans spotted him conspicuously wearing his Mets garb.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

To get roster to 75 the Giants cut: S Bennett Jackson and Cooper Taylor, DE Mike Rose, WRs K.J. Maye and Kadron Boone, OL Shane McDermott, RB Marshaun Coprich, CB Joe Powell, DTs Davon Coleman and Mike Rose. TE Ryan Malleck (burner) was waived/injured. OT Byron Stingily was placed on injured reserve,

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Steven Matz says an impingement is causing shoulder discomfort. He predicts he will pitch again this season, but his planned return from the DL on Thursday is off.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins says the reports are there is no real structural damage with Steven Matz. The concern is about stiffness/tightness in Matz's shoulder, which returned during one toss whole throwing on flat ground Monday. Matz immediately was shut down.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins says the reports are there is no real structural damage with Steven Matz. The concern is about stiffness/tightness in Matz's shoulder, which returned during one toss whole throwing on flat ground Tuesday. Matz immediately was shut down.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins confirms Michael Conforto will join the team when the roster expands Thursday. Conforto will be "in the mix" for playing time, although Collins could not define what that means.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Steven Matz is scratched for Thursday. His shoulder is not ready. Jacob deGrom moves up a day.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins said he's not privy to announce the specifics of Neil Walker's back injury, but Walker will need rest every several games once he returns to the lineup. He will not be playing five straight games without a day for the remainder of the season.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

After saying yesterday he might play Geno Smith on Thursday against the Eagles, Jets coach Todd Bowles said today he'll go with Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg. Smith won't play, after all. This would seem to indicate Smith has locked up the No. 2 job. Bowles on the four-man QB race: "All four are good football players. We can keep all four. It's just a matter of battling with the other positions, so that's still up for grabs. We'll have to wait until after this game to see how that plays out."

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