Mets Take Game 1 of Series against Nationals—Lead up to 5 Games in NL East
The Mets overcame a 5-3 deficit after four innings with five straight runs to win 8-5. New York had 11 hits in the victory.
Cespedes had a monster game in a big spot on Monday. The former Tiger had three hits in the win with two doubles and a home run for 2 RBIs. He is hitting .435 for the month of September.
The Mets second basemen had two doubles and an RBI in the victory. He also drew two walks. Granderson broke out of a 3 for 18 slump heading into the game.
It was a two hit game for the Mets shortstop. Flores is batting .300 with two homers in the month of September. He has hits in three straight.
The Mets left fielder had a home run in the win. His average is .333 for the month of September with 4 RBIs. Conforto has a streak of four multiple hit games in his past six games.
The former Brave had a home run in the victory. Johnson has been red hot in September with a .417 batting average.
Yankees Win Moves Team ½ Game Back of Blue Jays in AL East Race
The Yankees overcame an early 4-1 deficit as they rallied for an 8-6 home victory on Monday to the Baltimore Orioles. New York had 12 hits in the win.
The Yankee right fielder had a three hit game with a double and home run on Labor Day. His average is up to .252 on the season with 14 homers and 40 RBIs.
Murphy had two hits on Monday with a homer and two RBIs. The Yankees catcher is batting .282 with three homers and 14 RBIs.
ARod belted his 29th home run of the year on Monday. He has hit safely in seven of his past eight games to move his batting average up to .256 and 77 RBIs.
The Yankee first baseman is in the lineup for an injured Mark Teixeira. Bird had a home run with three RBIs in the victory on Monday. In 22 games Bird has five homers and 17 RBIs.
Cubs Win and Closing In on Pirates for Home Field in NL Wildcard Playoff Race
The Chicago Cubs shut out the St Louis Cardinals 9-0 in the opener of this NL Central series. Chicago had 12 hits in the victory and got a good pitching performance from veteran Dan Haren. The Cubs are two back of the Pirates for the top slot in the NL Wildcard race.
Haren was considering retirement after being traded to the Marlins in the offseason. Now a Chicago Cub in a playoff race the veteran threw seven shutout innings with five strikeouts in the win.
The Chicago centerfielder had two hits with a homer and three RBIs in the victory. Fowler had been slumping in September with a .174 batting average.
Coghlan contributed with two hits for the Cubs on Monday. He has hit safely in three straight and six of seven games.
Castro had two hits for Chicago on Labor Day. It’s back to back multiple hit games for the Cubs shortstop.
Giants Slump Continues with Loss to Diamondbacks
The Giants scattered ten hits and could only push across one run in a 6-1 road defeat to Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday. It was a poor pitching performance by starter Mike Leake for the Giants. With the Dodgers beating the Angels, San Francisco is now 8 ½ games back in the NL West race.
The right hander had his worst start as a Giant by giving up six earned runs and 11 hits in 5 2/3rd innings in defeat. San Francisco is 1-4 in Leake’s five starts with his traded team.