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Tanaka strikes out a career-high 13 (0:23)
Vogt connects on two-run homer (0:30)

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Just like that, Masahiro Tanaka looks like he's fixed whatever was ailing him. Tonight, he threw 38 two-strike pitches, 20 of them splitters outside of the strike zone, and he got 12 swings resulting in five of his 13 total strikeouts on them. Every single one of those numbers represented a season high for him. It's like a totally different version of Tanaka showed up tonight, so hey, get him back in there and hope it lasts.

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Mets 2B Neil Walker hit 42 home runs at PNC Park when he was with the Pirates (2009-15). His first two there since being traded to the Mets before last season came on Friday night off the Bucs' Chad Kuhl.

Walker hits 2 long balls in return to Pittsburgh (0:46)
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Cespedes (hamstring) begins rehab in minors

Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes, who has been on the disabled list since April 28, went 0-for-2 with a walk and a run scored as he began his minor league rehab assignment Friday for Class A St. Lucie.

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Jacob deGrom is 0-2 in his career against the Pirates. The only other NL team he has yet to win a game against is the Dodgers (also 0-2). It's tied for the most losses without a win vs any team in his career.

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The Mets purchased the contract of P Tyler Pill from Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday and optioned P Rafael Montero in a corresponding roster move. New York also transferred P Seth Lugo (partial UCL tear) from the 10-day DL to the 60-day DL.

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Yankees C Gary Sanchez (rest) is not in Friday's lineup vs. the Athletics. Austin Romine will start behind the plate and bat ninth against Sean Manaea.

Polian says 'no hope' if Hackenberg can't run the system (1:36)
Marshall's veteran presence helping Giants' WRs (1:19)
Did Max just compare the NFL to the WWE? (2:29)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN's Marc Stein reports that the Clippers take the threat of a Spurs free-agent pursuit of Chris Paul very seriously despite San Antonio's current lack of cap space. That could impact the Knicks: if Paul signs with SAS, it would likely diminish the Clippers' interest in pursuing a Carmelo Anthony trade.


BBTN: Play clock coming, Collins in trouble?

Before a conversation with Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor, Buster Olney talks to Karl Ravech and Justin Havens about a lack of improvement in pace of play, Terry Collins' future in Queens, the Diamondbacks' surge under Torey Lovullo and more. Plus, Susan Slusser on Oakland's strategy with Sonny Gray.

McFarland on OBJ: All WRs are divas (1:58)
Padres edge Mets (0:48)
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Collins clarifies Mets' new stance on injury talk

Terry Collins said the Mets are going to try to avoid predicting publicly when players will return from injuries because "no one really knows when anybody's going to be ready" while they're recovering and rehabbing.

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