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Pete Alonso, Francisco Lindor hit huge homers in Mets win

MILWAUKEE — Whether literal or figurative, the Mets were never going to suffer too debilitating of a hangover on Tuesday, because they didn’t view a playoff clinch as reason to trumpet their successes too loudly. The Mets were proud of their postseason gusth, sure, and they celebrated it with appropriate gusto. But each time a …

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Mets sweep doubleheader from Pirates, retake first place

PITTSBURGH — Once again, reports of the Mets’ demise have been greatly exaggerated. Between games of Wednesday’s doubleheader at PNC Park, Mets starter Chris Bassitt went out of his way to reference the idea (which he called “obviously a little extreme”) that the Mets’ three-game losing streak marked the beginning of an irrepressible spiral. The …

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Spencer Strider strikes out nine as Braves beat Athletics

OAKLAND — Spencer Strider’s ability to consistently overpower hitters allowed him to instantly garner attention around the baseball world. But as the Braves hurler nears the end of his great rookie season, it looks like his mental strength might be his greatest asset. Strider again showed his resolve while helping the Braves claim a 7-2 …

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Christian Yelich hits 499-foot home run in Brewers’ loss to Rockies

DENVER — The Brewers wasted no time getting on the scoreboard on Tuesday night, as Christian Yelich drove the fourth pitch of the game from Rockies starter Chad Kuhl a Statcast-projected 499 feet to the third deck at Coors Field in an eventual 10-7 loss in 10 innings. It’s the longest dinger of the 2022 …

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Shohei Ohtani pitches gem in Angels’ walk-off win

ANAHEIM — Somehow, Shohei Ohtani keeps managing to ascend to new heights. Brandishing the new sinker he recently started incorporating, the two-way star looked as dominant as ever on Saturday night at Angel Stadium, throwing eight innings of one-run ball in the Angels’ 2-1 win over the Astros in 12 innings. In the process, Ohtani …

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