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Young Mets worth watching in playoffs

Led by Noah Syndergaard, three New York rookies will have a good chance to make an impact in the postseason. How do they stack up against other first-year players? Photo gallery

Cruz more likely to be complimentary player when he returns (1:21)
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An unlikely hero for the Yankees

Having already lost to Baltimore on Sunday, New York needed Arizona to beat Houston in order to retain home-field advantage in the AL wild-card game. Lucky for the Yanks, Paul Goldschmidt came up clutch for the D-backs. Sunday's Top 5

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Strange, but true: Ryan Fitzpatrick's 91.4 QBR was only the third 90+ QBR for the Jets over the last three seasons, according to ESPN Stats & Info. The previous two, both by Geno Smith, also came against Miami on the road.

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Putting the Jets' fast start into perspective: They're 3-1 for the first time since 2010. Yesterday was their third win by at least 13 points; they had two such wins in the previous two seasons. As for Chris Ivory's 166 rushing yards, it was the most by a Jet since Thomas Jones ran for 210 in Week 6 of 2009.

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Yankees' playoff run is a leap of faith

The New York Yankees may look like they're at the end of their rope but insist they are only at the beginning as the playoffs approach.

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Targets didn't turn into results

Eli Manning targeted Odell Beckham 12 times against the Bills, but the wideout could only haul in five of those passes. Beckham only managed 38 yards on the day, the third-lowest total of his career. Fantasy winners and losers

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2015 MLB postseason

Keep track of every MLB playoff game and series, from the wild-card round through the World Series.

Wild-card games set to start postseason drama (1:54)
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Yankees say thank you to D-backs

We're guessing that the trendier way to say thanks is to favorite a tweet. The Yankees threw the Diamondbacks some love via Twitter. Thanks to Arizona's win over Houston, the wild-card game heads over to the Bronx.

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It's all in the pitching

Now that the wild card is (finally) settled, here's a rundown of the Astros-Yankees matchup. When you compare them by record, batting average and runs per game, they look like the same team. The key difference here is Houston's 3.58 ERA against New York's 4.05.

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Rapid Reaction: Orioles 9, Yankees 4

Can the Yankees' bus travel in reverse all the way back to New York? Because that's how they are going into their one-game season against the Astros.