New York Teams

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Rangers hold off Mariners for third straight win (0:57)
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Reyes scores on wild pitch to tie game in ninth inning (0:39)
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Escobar's three-run blast pads Royals' lead (0:37)

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

The Yankees, down 8-1 after 7 innings, fought back to bring the tying run to the plate in each of the last two innings, but PH Mark Teixeira grounded out to end the right hand Starlin Castro, who barely missed a three-run HR in the 8th, struck out to end the game with two men on. The Yankees lose, 8-5, to the Royals and more importantly, lose a chance to make up a game on three of the teams they were chasing in the AL wild card race.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jose Reyes says he is fine from his plate collision. He adds that he's not surprised by his August success even though people wrote him off after he was released by the Rockies.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Asdrubal Cabrera said he had trouble running pregame and would have needed to depart for a pinch runner had he reached base as a pinch hitter in the seventh Monday. He figures the flare-up of the strained patellar tendon in his left knee will linger for the remainder the season. Cabrera said the discomfort had subsided until Sunday's first-inning collision at first base.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Yoenis Cespedes discusses his walk-off homer in the 10th that lifted the Mets to a 2-1 win against the Marlins on Monday.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Rafael Montero reacts after walking six batters in five scoreless innings in his first major league start in 16 months.

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Cespedes sends everyone home with walk-off blast in 10 (0:39)

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals have rallied to beat the Brewers, so the Mets will remain 2.5 games behind St. Louis for the second wild-card spot. With Yoenis Cespdes' walk-off homer, the Mets did catch Miami in the standings.

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Pineda settled down after his bad first inning, throwing five hitless innings before surrendering hits to the first two batters he faced in the seventh. Both wound up scoring when reliever Blake Parker gave up a 3-run HR to Alcides Escobar. Pineda's final line-- 6+ IP, 7H, 5ER -- raised his ERA to 5.12 and put him in a position to drop to 6-11 for the season.

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Pineda settled down after his bad first inning, throwing five hit less innings before surrendering hits to the first two batters he faced in the seventh. Both wound up scoring when reliever Blake Parker gave up a 3-run HR to Alcides Escobar. Pineda's final line-- 6+ IP, 7H, 5ER -- raised his ERA to 5.12 and put him in a position to drop to 6-11 for the season.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Asdrubal Cabrera's left knee was not feeling well enough to start, but he did pinch hit on Monday. Cabrera struck out in the seventh against Marlins reliever Kyle Barraclough. Cabrera, the reigning NL Player of the Week, had departed Sunday's game in the first inning with knee discomfort. He recently spent three weeks on the DL with a strained patellar tendon in that knee.

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

How much better a pitcher would Michael Pjneda be if all games started in the second inning? About a half-run better. Pineda, who allowed three first inning runs to the Kansas City Royals Monday night, has now allowed 22 earned runs in 26 first innings for a 6.84 ERA. Take that away and Pineda's overall ERA drops from 5.14 to 4.43. Start the game in the third inning and Pineda gets even better. Without the 17 runs he's allowed in 26 second innings (5.88) and Pineda's ERA plummets to a respectable 4.01.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Rafael Montero tossed five scoreless innings in his first major league start since April 28, 2015. Of course, in addition to allowing two hits against the Marlins, Montero also walked six batters on Monday. With his pitch count soaring, Montero faced a jam in the fifth, with runners on first and second and one out. But on pitch No. 100, Montero completed his outing by coaxing a double-play grounder from Marcell Ozuna. The six walks issued by Montero were the most by a Mets pitcher since Zack Wheeler also walked six on May 13, 2014 against the Yankees. It was the most walks in a scoreless start since Jeurys Familia, now the closer, issued six walks in four innings against the Marlins on Oct. 1, 2012.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets had a short bench on Monday, with infielder T.J. Rivera demoted to make room for spot starter Rafael Montero and with Neil Walker (back) and Asdrubal Cabrera (knee) nursing injuries. In fact, only Jay Bruce and backup catcher Rene Rivera were available to pinch hit. So whom did Terry Collins call upon to pinch hit in the fifth inning for Montero in a scoreless game? Jacob deGrom, whose start had been skipped because of suspected fatigue. DeGrom grounded out to first base against Jose Fernandez.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Ichiro Suzuki delivered his 3,010th career hit with a fourth-inning single against Rafael Montero on Monday. That tied him with Wade Boggs for 27th on the all-time list.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Ichiro Suzuki delivered his 3,010th career hit with a fourth-inning single against Rafael Montero on Monday. That time Ichiro with Wade Boggs for 27th on the all-time list.

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

CC Sabathia had some interesting things to say about the Colin Kaepernick situation before tonight's with the Royals: "It's his right as a citizen. There's a lot of stuff going on that's not right; it's just something that he chose to do. It's his right. I think it's a good, non-violent way to try to get some change." Although Sabathia said his brother-in-law is in the military and has served in Iraq, he did not consider Kaepernick's protest as a slap at the military. "I'm kind of indifferent on it; it's weird," he said. "I understand where he's coming from. Obviously being an African-American, raising two African-American boys, it's scary. It's something that's going on and something we need to change. Like I said, it's his way, his opinion of trying to non-violently – not hurt cops or anything like that or hurt anybody – way of getting his point across." Carmelo said a couple months ago that athletes need to come together "I think people have. With what went on with D-Wade and his cousin, him being at the thing in Chicago, or was thinking about going to the town hall meeting they had on ESPN, I think it's a good way to hopefully get some change."

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