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Noah Syndergaard beat the Marlins in a different way than he usually does. Syndergaard won with called strikes. He got called strikes on 47 percent of taken pitches, the 2nd-highest called strike rate in his career. Syndergaard repeatedly painted the outside corner (52 percent called strike rate, best in any start in his career). Marlins hitters went 2-for-14 against his fastball (opponents were 13-for-37 in his previous 3 starts)

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Couple explains ring snafu at Yankees game (0:33)
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Michael Kay was bracing for 'Oh no!' moment (2:55)
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Syndergaard strong as Mets beat Marlins (1:05)
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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Lucas Duda may end up being a postseason contributor after all. His playing time is increasing, and he produced a three-run double Tuesday. Duda had missed four months with a stress fracture in his lower back.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jay Bruce had a two-run homer and two-hit game as he makes progress after an ice-cold start with the Mets.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Noah Syndergaard reacts to allowing one run in six innings Tuesday in his return from strep throat. His next start will be either the wild-card game or, if the Mets need it, the final day of the regular season.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

When David Ortiz strolled to the plate, representing the go-ahead run with two outs in the ninth, Yankees manager Joe Girardi thought, "I was like, 'What are the chances he is coming up in this situation. It is kind of the way fate had it tonight." Ortiz struck out against Tyler Clippard to end the game, preventing the Red Sox from clinching the AL East.

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Austin honored to share field with Ortiz (0:46)
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Yankees snap Red Sox's 11-game win streak (1:10)
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Price's struggles against Yankees continue in loss on Tuesday (1:45)

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jay Bruce and Yoenis Cespedes each produced early two-run homers and Syndergaard logged six innings in his first start in eight days as the Mets beat the Marlins, 12-1, Tuesday. The Mets (84-74) opened a one-game lead over the Giants and a 1½-game lead over the Cardinals in the wild-card standings pending the outcome of their games later in the evening.

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Ortiz strikes out to end game (0:20)

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Surprise, surprise. Juan Lagares can swing a bat. Lagares delivered a ninth-inning sacrifice fly in a rout of the Marlins. Lagares had entered as a defensive replacement. It was his first time swinging in a major league game since undergoing surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb on Aug. 1. Lagares had been activated from the DL as a defensive replacement and pinch runner. His only other batting opportunity since returning resulted in a sacrifice bunt.

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Mets counting on Syndergaard

The Mets face two more emotional games in Miami, followed by three in Philadelphia. But at least they have Noah Syndergaard back in the rotation. He's the last ace standing -- and the Mets have never needed him more. Baseball's final week madness

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Austin's two-run shot puts Yankees in front (0:29)
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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

During the Yankees-Red Sox game, the biggest error of the game nearly occurred in the middle of the fifth inning in the left field stands. Andrew Fox of New Castle, PA tried to propose to his girlfriend, Heather Terwilliger of Fredonia, New York, but he dropped the ring. with the whole crowd watching, it took five minutes to locate it, but it felt like an hour to the couple. She said yes.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Noah Syndergaard allowed one run in six innings and logged 93 pitches on Tuesday against the Marlins, He originally had been scheduled to start on Saturday, but strep throat prompted the Mets to delay the outing by three days. With the adjusted schedule, he now is lined up to pitch the final day of the regular season, on Sunday at Philadelphia. In an ideal scenario, the Mets will have clinched a postseason berth before the finale, allowing manager Terry Collins to instead be held back for next Wednesday's wild-card game.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Yoenis Cespedes' homer registered 440 feet and struck the artwork in left-center at Marlins Park. It was his fourth homer this season of at least that distance. The other Mets have combined for three homers of 440 feet or more.

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