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Gary Sanchez giving Yankees postseason optimism

Powered by Gary Sanchez, who homered again in Saturday's win, the Yankees pulled to within 2 1/2 games of the Orioles for the second AL wild-card spot.

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Jay Bruce not bummed out by brief benching

New York Mets right fielder Jay Bruce was out of the lineup Saturday after an 0-for-4, four-strikeout night, but he seemed confident he would rebound.

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Flawless Fowler builds 1-shot lead at Barclays

Rickie Fowler kept bogeys off his card for the second straight day and closed with a 5-foot birdie putt for a 3-under 68, giving him a one-shot lead over Patrick Reed going into the final round.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets rookie WR Robby Anderson will start for Brandon Marshall (inactive). OLB Mike Catapano starts for injured rookie Jordan Jenkins.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets WR Brandon Marshall, chatting with personnel director Brian Heimerdinger, is scratched from tonight's game. He's smiling and talking with people along the sideline. If he's resting, it's an odd game to take off.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Brandon Marshall is inactive for the Jets tonight. No known injury.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Check out the Victor Cruz-Odell Beckham handshake. Just their third game together in 3 years. They're ready.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Kicker Josh Brown just stopped and signed autographs for the handful of Giants fans above the tunnel. Brown is suspended for Week 1 because of a domestic violence arrest in 2015. This is the Giants first game at MetLife Stadium since the suspension was announced.

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How do Yankees rank in pitching tools?

How does Dellin Betances fare in fastball velocity? Does Michael Pineda have baseball's best slider? And where does Tanaka's splitter rank on our list? Keith Law breaks it down. Ranking pitching tools (Insider)

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How does Syndergaard rank in pitching tools?

Noah Syndergaard's thrown 80 pitches that have touched 100 mph or higher this season, the best among starters. Is that good enough for No. 1 in our fastball rankings? Keith Law breaks it down. Ranking pitching tools (Insider)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The flip card for tonight's Jets-Giants game: There won't be nearly as many names on next week's card, as teams are required to cut rosters from 90 to 75 by Monday.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The press-box seating chart shows that a handful of teams will be scouting tonight's Jets-Giants game, including their Week 1 opponents -- Bengals and Cowboys, respectively. A couple of ESPN colleagues are sitting with the scouts.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Victor Cruz out on the field for warmups. He's looking to play in his first game since Oct. 12, 2014.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

View from the press box at MetLife Stadium, where the Jets "host" the Giants in the annual MetLife Bowl. The home team is 0-8 in the bowl series.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

OL Justin Pugh was out early putting in some work. Wouldn't expect him to play though. Giants have been cautious with his shoulder injury.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

May be a bit more green than usual at MetLife Stadium today but Odell Beckham Jr. just stopped and fist bumped the attendant in the middle of the parking lot. The Giants and Jets kick off in a little less than three hours. It's a Jets home game.

Mark Simon ESPN Staff 

Mets rightfielder Jay Bruce went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts on Friday night, so on Saturday he was out of the starting lineup. Bruce is hitting .160 with two home runs in 81 at-bats since his acquisition from the Reds. "He's gotten off to a slow start," said Mets manager Terry Collins. "He knows it, we know it. It's all about battling through it. I told him to relax a little bit, get something good to hit and put a good swing on it."

Gary Sanchez keeps on crushing (0:28)
Trumbo belts MLB-leading 39th homer (0:22)

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Mets manager Terry Collins said the team had no sense of when Justin Ruggiano would be able to return from his left shoulder injury, so on Saturday they had infielder T.J. Rivera take fly balls in the outfield to prepare for a potential role there. Collins said the Mets don't expect to see a left-handed starter for another week, which would give Rivera some time to prepare. Rivera has played eight career minor league games in the outfield, all in left field.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

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

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

From Danny Knobler via Yankees PR: Gary Sanchez is the first American League rookie with 11 home runs in a month since Mark McGwire hit 15 for the Oakland A's in May 1987.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

From Danny Knobler at Yankee Stadium: For the second straight day at Yankee Stadium and the 29th time this season, an Orioles starting pitcher failed to finish the fifth inning. Dylan Bundy allowed five runs in four innings Saturday, raising the Orioles' rotation ERA for the season to 5.01. No team since the 2001 Cleveland Indians (with rookie CC Sabathia and 28-year-old Bartolo Colon) has made the playoffs with a rotation ERA over 5.00.

1927 Yankees diary

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  • Immerse yourself in the 1927 Yankees

    "The Diary of Myles Thomas" is an experiment in storytelling, a genre we're calling real-time historical fiction. Experience the Roaring Twenties through the eyes of a mediocre pitcher on the greatest baseball team of all time.