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Juan Lagares robbed Andrew McCutchen of a go-ahead hit in the top of the ninth inning, then pinch-hitter Mike Baxter's single in the bottom half sent the New York Mets over the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 Thursday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Frustrated by low attendance, Indians players give out free tickets on Twitter, team president followsThe Cleveland Indians have the lowest average attendance in baseball. Lower, even, than the Miami Marlins, who most people would assume own that dishonor. In fact, Miami is only fifth worst. Cleveland's average of 14,205 makes places like Miami, Tampa B…Upvote Share TweetRyan Mattheus, Drew Storen and Rafael Soriano combined for shutout relief after Dan Haren nearly squandered a four-run lead, and the Washington Nationals beat the Detroit Tigers 5-4 Thursday to complete a two-game sweep of the AL champions.Upvote Share Tweet
With Francisco Coming Back, Decisions Loomnytimes.com May 9, 2013Frank Francisco could soon rejoin the Mets, but Bobby Parnell has been pitching well in the closer's role this season.Upvote Share Tweet
Miami Marlins run ‘ultimate fan’ contest - and it goes exactly as you’d expectIf most baseball teams held a social media contest looking for an "ultimate fan" to win an all-expense paid trip to New York City, fans would falling all over themselves to win. A weekend's worth of games? A tour of the MLB Fan Cave? That's a …Upvote Share Tweet
Mets, Baseball Tomorrow Fund pledge Sandy helpMLB.com May 9, 2013The Baseball Tomorrow Fund and the Mets Foundation announced Thursday that they will donate up to $1 million through a relief grant program for youth baseball and softball organizations directly affected by Superstorm Sandy. The grant program will provi…Upvote Share TweetThe people have spoken and the Washington Nationals have listened to their dissatisfied cries regarding he team's new rainout ticket policy. As we learned following Tuesday night's rainout against the Detroit Tigers, the team had originally reaffirmed i…Upvote Share Tweet
Mets should consider chasing White Sox outfielder Alex Rios at trade deadlinenydailynews.com May 9, 2013For a couple of reasons, the arrival of the underachieving, hitting-challenged Chicago White Sox at Citi Field served as an enlightenment for the Mets.Upvote Share Tweet
Nationals Hang On To Edge TigersMay 9The Nationals jumped on the scoreboard early and hung on to beat the Tigers 5-4.
Baxter, Mets Walk OffMay 9Pinch-hitter Mike Baxter hit a walk-off single in the ninth to lift the Mets to a 3-2 win over the Pirates.
Braves Rough Up VogelsongMay 9The Braves scored six runs on Ryan Vogelsong before chasing him in the fifth inning.
Corbin Improves To 5-0May 9Patrick Corbin tossed 6 1/3 innings and drove in a run to help the Diamondbacks beat the Phillies and win their fourth straight game.
Bill Simmons Returns to Jimmy Kimmel LiveMay 9Last night, Grantland editor-in-chief Bill Simmons returned to Jimmy Kimmel Live, where he chatted about his unlikely friendship with NBA Countdown ho...