New York Teams

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Things have taken a turn in NY, where the Yankees have scored in each of the last four innings to take a 5-3 lead over the Orioles in the bottom of the eighth. A Baltimore loss would certainly muddy the wild card waters. The O's currently lead Toronto by a game for the top wild card spot, with Detroit a half-game behind the Jays.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Yankees, once down 3-0, just took a 5-3 lead on Baltimore in the eighth on Austin Romine's two-run bloop single to left. AL wild-card race three outs from being even more interesting ...

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

What we now know in the NL: The Mets will host the Wild Card Game Wednesday. It's Dodgers at Nats in the NLDS next Fri-Sat. And the Giants will play beyond Sunday. In either the Wild Card Game or a tiebreaker Monday in St. Louis

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Giants beat the Dodgers and will take a one-game lead over the Cardinals into the final day of the regular season. If St. Louis wins and San Francisco loses on Sunday, those teams will have a play-in game on Monday at Busch Stadium for the right to face the Mets on Wednesday at Citi Field.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Yankees rookie Tyler Austin just used that opposite-field power again, belting his fifth homer of the season to right and tying things up with the Orioles at 3-3 in the seventh.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The normally reserved James Loney laughed off his prodigious bat flip after homering Saturday, saying: "I don't even know what I did with it. I don't know if I just dropped it or I flipped it or what. That's nothing ever toward the other team. That's just for your team. That's the excitement that you have. As a hitter, you get out a lot. So there's times in those big moments it's fun to enjoy it." Loney had staked the Mets to a 4-2 lead with a two-run homer in the sixth.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Chase Headley just ripped an RBI double into left to bring the Yankees within 3-2 of the Orioles in the sixth.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Projecting the Jets' inactives for tomorrow: WR Eric Decker (injured), WR Jalin Marshall (injured), TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, QB Bryce Petty, QB Christian Hackenberg, OT Brandon Shell and RB Troymaine Pope. Yesterday, Todd Bowles was non-committal on whether Seferian-Jenkins would be active after only two practices. It's unlikely, but not out of the question.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyler Austin's RBI single gets New York on the board. The Yankees trail the Orioles 3-1 in the fifth.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's a video of Derrick Rose working on his shooting form after practice Saturday:

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira just singled leading off the fifth and was replaced by a pinch runner. His last MLB game is Sunday.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek said the biggest surprise of camp was how his bench -- which some believe is thin coming into the season -- meshed together. He added that reserve big man Willy Hernangomez "looks like he's a 10-year vet out there in terms of his calmness when he's playing."

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Noah Syndergaard is pleased not to have to pitch Sunday, which gives him ample time to prepare for Wednesday's wild-card game.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joakim Noah says there was no particular event that triggered his pacifist stance, which became a public stance when stories emerged of him skipping a team dinner in West Point. "I think it was just the way I was raised. I was in the city for 9/11. I've always been against war. Yeah, it's just who I am."

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Yankees P Luis Severino's disappointing season came to an end Saturday. In his final start, he gave up three runs on five hits in 3-2/3 innings. The 22-year-old righty finished with a 5.83 ERA in 2016. Manager Joe Girardi said it remains to be seen whether Severino enters 2017 in the rotation or the bullpen.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joakim Noah spoke to cadets at West Point last night after stories about his decision to skip a dinner at West Point because he is anti-war emerged. "It has nothing to do with the cadets," he said. "I have a lot of respect for the troops and the sacrifice that they bring for this country. It's just hard for me to see kids killing kids."

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Gabriel Ynoa will start Sunday's regular-season finale over Noah Syndergaard. Syndergaard will throw a bullpen session in preparation for Wednesday's wild-card game at Citi Field.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets haven't identified their wild-card roster. But teams traditionally carry only nine or 10 pitchers for a wild-card game, with 15 or 16 position players (including three catchers), assistant GM John Ricco said.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony said athletes are in a 'lose-lose' situation when it comes to speaking on social issues. If they speak, they get flak for it. If they don't say anything they get flak for it. "I'd rather go with our gut and what we really believe in. All athletes are human beings and they have their own beliefs."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony says Derrick Rose hasn't seemed distracted by his pending civil case: "He comes out here on the court and he's Derrick -- he's laughing and joking, he's having fun, he's enjoying it. I mean, it could be something different behind closed doors, but he's around us, it's all basketball, it's all fun, it's all enjoyment for him."

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