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Yankees top Royals in extras for second straight night (1:12)

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

For the second night in a row, a big win in extra innings for the Yankees, who battled to stay with the Kansas City Royals for 12 innings, having fallen behind 4-0 after 3 innings and took their first, and only, lead of the night on Brian McCann's sacrifice fly. The 5-4 win moved them to within 2-1/2 games of the second AL wild card spot, behind only the Baltimore Orioles and Detroit Tigers. Rookie Ben Heller gets his first big-league win, Dellin Betances with the save.

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

The worm is beginning to turn for Yankees super-rook Gary Sanchez. Last week he was intentionally walked twice by the Mariners so they could pitch to Mark Teixeira. Tonight, with the game tied and runners on second and third in the 12th inning, Royals manager Ned Yost ordered Jacoby Ellsbury walked to load the bases for Sanchez, who was 3-for-14 with 5 Ks in this series. The move paid off when Sanchez lined out to third, followed by Teixeira bouncing into a forceout to end the inning.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Thanks to a three-run homer from old friend Kirk Nieuwenhuis, the Brewers beat the Cardinals 3-1 on Wednesday. That allowed the Mets to move within 1.5 games of the Cardinals for the NL's second wild-card spot. In recent days the Mets have leapfrogged the Marlins and Pirates. So there are no longer any teams between the Mets and the current wild-card-spot occupants.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Outfielder Justin Ruggiano has been placed on the 60-day disabled list to clear the 40-man roster spot for the acquisition of right-handed reliever Fernando Salas from the Angels. That ends Ruggiano's season.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Mets acquire RHP Fernando Salas from the Angels for minor league RHP Erik Manoah, who had been with Brooklyn.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeurys Familia reacts to setting the franchise's single-season saves record on Wednesday with No. 44. "I'm so happy right now," Familia said.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Bartolo Colon says the arrival of Jose Reyes and getting Yoenis Cespedes and Asdrubal Cabrera back from injuries has turned around the season.

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Ozuna dives, rolls three times for the catch (0:31)
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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Wilmer Flores, who delivered a two-run homer Wednesday, reacts to the postgame news that Neil Walker will opt for season-ending surgery to repair a herniated disk.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Neil Walker will opt for surgery, Terry Collins said. He will address the media Thursday. His season is over. Collins said the outcome is unexpected.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins said he met with the players for 30 seconds after the game to thank them for hanging in there through summer adversity.

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Johnson's late double gives Mets a win over Marlins (0:41)

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets have made a trade. They have sold Triple-A catcher Nevin Ashley to the Texas Rangers. Kevin Plawecki is being called up to the Mets as the third catcher, so Ashley's season was nearly complete.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

With his save on Wednesday against the Marlins, Jeurys Familia has set a franchise record for saves in a single season. He now has 44, one ahead of his total last year as well as Armando Benitez in 2001.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Bartolo Colon and Ichiro Suzuki are a combined 86 years, 48 days old. Their matchup Wednesday is the oldest batter-pitcher matchup since Jamie Moyer faced Henry Blanco and John McDonald on May 16, 2012, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Moyer did the heavy lifting. He was 49 years old and in his final MLB season.

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