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Rubin: Mets rock Nats and fans, tie NL East

Noah Syndergaard dealt heat and the Mets went nuts on Jordan Zimmerman to complete a sweep of the Nats to tie for first place and get Citi Field rocking

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Mets would be a problem in postseason

Said Curt Schilling after the Mets swept the Nationals with a 5-2 win to pull even atop the NL East: "No one is going to want to play this team in a one-game playoff or a seven-game series."

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On this date: Shoeless Joe banned for life

On Aug. 3, 1921, despite being acquitted of conspiracy charges, Jackson and six other White Sox were banned by commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis: "No player that sits in a conference with a bunch of crooked players and gamblers where the ways and means of throwing games are planned and discussed and does not promptly tell his club about it, will ever play professional baseball."

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The next 2-sport athlete?

Caroline Wozniacki, world No. 5 in women's tennis, tossed out the first pitch before today's Angels-Dodgers game -- and it was a perfect strike.

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ELIAS: HOU picked up its 60th win in the 106th game--the fewest games they've needed to get to 60 wins since 1999, when they won 60 of 100.

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One of most unusual traditions in sport is borne: Wilmer Flores may get a standing ovation for every at-bat the rest of the season. Because.

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Just got home from Citi Field. Time to pack. 5:45 a.m. alarm to head to airport for flight to Miami. Monday's going to be a long day.

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Bryce Harper to Washington Post: "The #Mets are a great team. It’s definitely going to be a lot of fun down the stretch.”