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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Steven Matz allowed three runs in five innings in his first career postseason start and may get tagged with a loss for the first time in his major league career. The reality is the Mets were asking a lot from Matz. Matz, the fourth rookie pitcher to start a postseason game in franchise history, had not appeared in a major league game since Sept. 24 due to back spasms. Still, the Mets concluded he was the best option to round out a division-series rotation with deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Matt Harvey. In retrospect, maybe Bartolo Colon would have been the better option.


Kershaw looking good through 5

Daniel Murphy's homer is the only blemish on Clayton Kershaw's start in Game 4 as the lefty has fanned six through 5 innings. The Dodgers lead the Mets 3-1 in the sixth. Follow live


There goes Clayton Kershaw's no-hitter

Daniel Murphy rocked a HR for the Mets' first hit of the game in the fourth to cut the Dodgers' lead to 3-1. Citi Field is back on its feet. Follow live


Dodgers jump out to lead in must-win Gm. 4

Mets starter Steven Matz cruised through the first two innings, but surrendered his first runs of the game in the third on Adrian Gonzalez's RBI blooper and Justin Turner's 2-RBI double down the left-field line. The Dodgers lead 3-0 in front of a quiet Citi Field crowd. Follow live

Wilbon on Anthony: This is a good gesture that can help the Knicks (1:14)

Dodgers-Mets: Game 4, NLDS

The Dodgers turn to Clayton Kershaw on three days' rest to avoid elimination while also trying to end a five-start playoff losing streak, including a loss to the Mets in Game 1. Kershaw will face rookie Steven Matz. Follow live


Mets on the brink of a breakthrough

The last few years for Mets fan have not always been enjoyable -- eight straight years missing the playoffs will do that. But the team has an opportunity to make its first NLCS since 2006 with a Game 4 win tonight.

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Anthony will give your team range

In Joe Kaiser's preseason fantasy recommendations, he notes that the Knicks' Carmelo Anthony is one of the few power forwards who can provide production from behind the arc. Fantasy draft tips

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Where is Nets' Brook Lopez ranked?

Brooklyn's starting center dropped just slightly from last year's No. 49 position in this season's preseason assessment of NBA players. #NBArank 51-60

Harvey unavailable for rest of NLDS

Mets manager Terry Collins said Matt Harvey won't be available out of the bullpen if there is a Game 5, but should be available for multiple starts if they make the NLCS. Harvey pitched 5 innings, getting the win, in Game 3 in his only NLDS appearance.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

For what it's worth: DE Sheldon Richardson is listed as the backup to rookie Leonard Williams on the Jets' updated depth chart for the media. It's hardly a surprise, considering Williams is coming off his best game and Richardson is returning from a four-game marijuana suspension. This doesn't preclude them from starting Richardson on Sunday, but it looks like he'll be eased into a full-time role.

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