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Mets RF Curtis Granderson belts two-run home run in win Monday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(9:49 pm ET) Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson was the difference-maker in Monday's 3-1 win over the Phillies. Granderson crushed a two-run home run in the fifth inning, giving the Mets a 3-0 lead at the time. 

The homer was Granderson's 23rd of the year. He is now hitting .357 with a home run and six RBI over his last 10 games.


Mets' Michael Conforto slugs solo home run in victory Monday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(9:45 pm ET) Rookie outfielder Michael Conforto provided the spark the Mets needed in their 3-1 win over the Phillies on Monday. With the game scoreless in the fifth inning, Conforto blasted a solo home run to put the Mets out in front.

The one-out blast was Conforto's fourth home run of his young career. Conforto, who went 2 for 2 with a walk on Monday, is now batting .293 this season.


Phillies SP Jerad Eickhoff strong, but suffers second loss Monday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(9:42 pm ET) Phillies rookie starter Jerad Eickhoff enjoyed another solid effort on Monday against the Mets. The young right-hander allowed three runs on four hits in seven solid innings. He walked two and struck our four, as the Phillies went on to lose 3-1.

Eickhoff (1-2, 2.84 ERA) kept the Mets off the scoreboard through the first four innings. But he made a couple of mistakes in the fifth--a solo home run to Michael Conforto and a two-run shot to Curtis Granderson--the led to his demise.

This was Eickhoff's third start of his young career, and he has allowed three runs or fewer in each of his outings. 


Mets RP Jeurys Familia cleans up mess for 36th save Monday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(9:41 pm ET) Mets closer Jeurys Familia gave up a run for the first time in a month, but he was able to seal the deal on the 3-1 victory over the Phillies on Monday.

Familia allowed two hits and a walk to the first three men he faced in the ninth inning. But he was able to enduce a run-scoring double play and then struck out Andres Blanco to end the game. Familia recorded his 36th save of the season.

Familia had strung together 16 consecutive scoreless outings prior to Monday's hiccup. He still owns a 1.78 ERA this season.


Mets SP Bartolo Colon dominates Phillies in win Monday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(9:36 pm ET) Mets starter Bartolo Colon was masterful against the Phillies on Monday. The veteran right-hander kept the Phillies off-balance all night, as he fired eight scoreless innings. Colon allowed four hits and a walk while striking out nine, as the Mets went on to win 3-1.

Colon (12-11, 4.42 ERA) is now in the midst of a 16-inning scoreless streak, spanning two starts and a one-inning relief appearance. 

In six August starts, Colon went 3-1 with a 2.90 ERA.


Rangers OF Josh Hamilton (knee) likely to return Tuesday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(9:08 pm ET) The Rangers are expected to activate outfielder Josh Hamilton from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday. Hamilton will join the team when the rosters expand, though he is expected to serve primarily as a pinch-hitter immediately following his return, according to MLB.com.

Hamilton has not played since Aug. 15 due to a sore left knee. 


Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez (hamstring) to DL; Austin Barnes up
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(9:06 pm ET) Dodgers utility man Enrique Hernandez has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain. Hernandez suffered the injury during Sunday's game, forcing him to leave the game early. 

To replace him on the roster, the Dodgers recalled catcher Austin Barnes from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday.


Rays CF Kevin Kiermaier leaves with injured ankle
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(9:03 pm ET) Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier exited Monday's game against the Orioles in the third inning with a mild right ankle sprain. Kiermaier injured the ankle on a spectacular leaping catch to rob Manny Machado of a home run in the first inning. 

Kiermaier was initially able to stay in the game, and went 1 for 3 before being lifted for a defensive replacement. The Rays should provide additional details on his injury following Monday's game.


Royals get OF Jonny Gomes in trade with Braves
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8:58 pm ET) The Royals have acquired veteran outfielder Jonny Gomes in a trade with the Braves, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports. In 82 games with Atlanta this season, Gomes was hitting .223 with seven home runs and 22 RBI.

He will give the Royals some depth in the outfield and off the bench as they get ready for a likely postseason run. Gomes has been to the playoffs several times in his career, and is 7 for 49 lifetime in the postseason. He won a World Series ring with the Red Sox in 2013.

In return, the Braves will receive minor-league infielder Luis Valenzuela, Heyman adds. Valenzuela has been playing with the Royals' rookie league team and Class A affiliate in Lexington. Overall this season, he is batting .364/.385/.502 in 209 at-bats.


Mets' Steven Matz (lat) ends rehab with scoreless outing Monday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8:11 pm ET) Mets young lefty Steven Matz completed his minor-league rehab assignment on Monday. Matz, who is recovering from a partial tear of his lat muscle, allowed one hit over 5 1/3 scoreless innings. He walked two, struck out four and threw 78 pitches for Double-A Binghampton.

Matz is expected to return to the Mets when the rosters expand on Tuesday, though it is not known when he will take to the mound next. 


 
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