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Pitching duel comes down to Kelly Johnson HR in 11th (1:15)
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9hDan Rafael

Thurman outslugs Porter to retain title in thriller

In a surefire contender for fight of the year, Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter traded blows for 12 action-packed rounds Saturday, with Thurman narrowly emerging to retain his 147-pound belt.

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Johnson's 11th inning HR is the winner for the Mets (0:38)
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12hMark Simon

Michael Pineda might be better than his stats

Although Saturday's start was against a lineup with minimal offensive power, Michael Pineda looked more like the pitcher the Yankees hope he can be.

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Giants ready to start fresh

First and foremost, the absence of Tom Coughlin in New York will be a huge difference for the Giants to adjust to. But, thanks to a defensive spending spree, they might be able to start their season on a good note.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

My friends at Faith and Fear in Flushing keep what they call a list of "Recidivist Mets." It begins with Frank Lary in 1965 and goes through Kelly Johnson this season. Jose Reyes becomes No. 42. The list of homegrown Mets who departed and then returned includes Tim Foli, Mike Jorgensen, Tom Seaver, Lee Mazzilli, Alex Trevino, Hubie Brooks, Jeff McKnight, Jeff Tam, Bill Pulsipher, Pete Walker, Jeromy Burnitz, Tsuyoshi Shinjo (homegrown as far as U.S. play), Mike Jacobs, Jason Isringhausen and Kirk Nieuwenhuis.

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Deep to the warning track ... with fries

A fan dropped a bucket of fries on the field, and Yankees LF Brett Gardner ran down the slices of spuds.

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Fan drops fries on field, Gardner cleans up (0:23)
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15hDanny Knobler, Special to ESPN.com

Yankees tax bullpen to pull out win against Twins

The Yankees were forced to use their set of dominant relievers for a second straight day against the Twins, but the trio delivered once again.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins explains what he saw Friday that prompted him to recommend Michael Conforto be demoted for a brief period.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Brandon Nimmo discloses how Triple-A manager Wally Backman informed the 2011 first-round pick of his promotion to the majors. Nimmo will get his first major league start on Sunday. Terry Collins preferred avoiding Nimmo starting Saturday against Julio Teheran after a full day of travel.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

The New York Daily News is reporting that Jamal Crawford could be an option for the Knicks at shooting guard. Crawford, a former Knick, is a super scorer off the bench. New York is currently thin at the position.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins discusses his plan for Jose Reyes -- which includes leading off and some center field.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Conforto reacts to his demotion to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

When the Rockies designated José Reyes for assignment, GM Jeff Bridich said it was "the best decision in every way for the organization". I asked Mets GM Sandy Alderson today whether it was the best decision for the Mets to sign Reyes. He actually answered the question. "Do I think this is in the best interest of the Mets at this time, and in the best interest of José? Yes. We don't know what José will contribute on the field, but we think he can. At the same time, trying to put aside issues of performance and talent, which is the bottom-line of what this is all about, we have done everything we can to consider the other issues and made ourselves comfortable that he understands the mistake he made and has taken responsibility for it. But at the same time, he doesn't deserve to be ostracized. Other people will have a different point of view. That would be true under any situation that somebody makes a mistake. You can't throw away the key. That's not how we have chosen to address this. Do I think this is in the best interest of the Mets? Yes, I do."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

When the Rockies designated José Reyes for assignment, GM Jeff Bridich said it was "the best decision in every way for the organization". I asked Mets GM Sandy Alderson today whether it was the best decision for the Mets to sign Reyes. He actually answered the question. "Do I think this is in the best interest of the Mets at this time, and in the best interest of José? Yes. We don't know what José will contribute on the field, but we think he can. At the same time, trying to put aside issues of performance and talent, which is the bottom-line of what this is all about, we have done everything we can to consider the other issues and made ourselves comfortable that he understands the mistake he made and has taken responsibility for it. But at the same time, he doesn't deserve to be ostracized. Other people will have a different point of view. That would be true under any situation that somebody makes a mistake. You can't throw away the key. That's not how we have chosen to address this. Do I think this is in the best interest of the Mets? Yes, I do."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

When the Rockies designated José Reyes, GM Jeff Bridich said it was "the best decision in every way for the organization". I asked Mets GM Sandy Alderson today whether it was the best decision for the Mets to sign Reyes. He actually answered the question. "Do I think this is in the best interest of the Mets at this time, and in the best interest of José? Yes. We don't know what José will contribute on the field, but we think he can. At the same time, trying to put aside issues of performance and talent, which is the bottom-line of what this is all about, we have done everything we can to consider the other issues and made ourselves comfortable that he understands the mistake he made and has taken responsibility for it. But at the same time, he doesn't deserve to be ostracized. Other people will have a different point of view. That would be true under any situation that somebody makes a mistake. You can't throw away the key. That's not how we have chosen to address this. Do I think this is in the best interest of the Mets? Yes, I do."

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