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Syndergaard gets big early lead

Noah Syndergaard has been spotted a big early as he seeks to hand the Nationals's Jordan Zimmermann his first career loss to the Mets.

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Norris shines in Tigers debut (0:51)
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Fernandez fans 10 in win (1:01)
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Tensions high in Cincinnati (0:20)
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Wilmer Flores' redemption (0:56)
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Puig robs Trout with diving catch (0:21)
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First 3-HR inning for the #Mets since June 7, 2007 -- when Carlos Delgado, David Wright and Paul LoDuca went back-to-back-to-back vs. Phils.

Grandy, Murphy hit back-to-back jacks

Curtis Granderson and Daniel Murphy hit back-to-back homers, and Lucas Duda added a two-run shot two batters later to give the Mets a 5-1 lead and wake up the Citi Field crowd. Watch on ESPN/WatchESPN

Can Mets make postseason run?

Rick Sutcliffe thinks so: "I think they have exactly what it takes to win it all." First, though, New York has to get past Washington. The Mets trail 1-0 in the 3rd inning on ESPN.

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Yost: Umps did 'a phenomenal job'

After the testy Blue Jays-Royals game, KC manager Ned Yost said: "I thought [umpire] Jim Wolf did a tremendous job understanding the game, understanding what's intentional."

Tensions very high in Blue Jays win

The victory was overshadowed by manager John Gibbons' ejection, the benches clearing and lots of chin music for slugger Josh Donaldson

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Canha gets hero's welcome for win

Mark Canha's reward for his game-winning RBI double in the 10th inning? A pie to the face, a Gatorade shower, and then another pie for good measure.

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Rendon 'double' turns to homer on review

Anthony Rendon gave the Nats a 1-0 lead in the first inning on a solo blast after it was initially ruled a double. It's Rendon's first homer since Sept. 26, 2014. Follow live

Dre's day in L.A.

Andre Ethier hit two home runs, the second of which gave the Dodgers an extra-innings win over the Angels, who've now lost six straight.

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Ramirez (knee) should play Tuesday

Red Sox LF Hanley Ramirez tweaked his knee on a single in the eighth inning and left the game, but Boston manager John Farrell said he should be in the lineup when the team resumes play against the Yankees.

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Pitching tonight 8 ET, ESPN Jordan Zimmermann: 4-0, 2.35 ERA, last 6 starts vs Mets Noah Syndergaard: 5-1, 1.46 ERA in 7 home starts

Watch: NL East showdown on ESPN

One game separates the first-place Nationals and second-place Mets as Jordan Zimmermann and Noah Syndergaard face off in New York, where the Mets are looking for the sweep. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Correa makes the difficult look easy

In one fluid motion, Astros SS Carlos Correa picked up a grounder, spun and fired to first for the out.

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Kris Bryant: 'It was just a hard play'

The Cubs 3B slid headfirst into second in the win and was taken out of the game. Said Bryant: "I was going as hard as I can. Hustled, hustled, hustled in there, but I'm feeling better and we'll see what it feels like tomorrow."

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