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The Red Sox celebrate winning the World Series. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports)
The Red Sox celebrate winning the World Series. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports)

The Boston Red Sox are World Series champions for the fourth time since 2004.

Led by Steve Pearce and David Price, the Red Sox won the 2018 World Series in five games over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

After winning 108 games in the regular season, the Red Sox beat the Yankees in four games in the ALDS and the defending champion Houston Astros in five games in the ALCS.

They used a 5-1 win in Game 5 for their first title since 2013 and fourth since breaking the Curse of the Bambino.

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The Red Sox celebrate winning the World Series. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports)
The Red Sox celebrate winning the World Series. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports)

The Boston Red Sox are World Series champions for the fourth time since 2004.

Led by Steve Pearce and David Price, the Red Sox won the 2018 World Series in five games over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

After winning 108 games in the regular season, the Red Sox beat the Yankees in four games in the ALDS and the defending champion Houston Astros in five games in the ALCS.

They used a 5-1 win in Game 5 for their first title since 2013 and fourth since breaking the Curse of the Bambino.

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New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler throws to Los Angeles Dodgers' Joc Pederson during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John McCoy) (AP)
New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler throws to Los Angeles Dodgers' Joc Pederson during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John McCoy) (AP)

Zack Wheeler struck out nine over seven innings and Amed Rosario had three hits as the Mets took the rubber game of the series with the Dodgers, 7-3, Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about tonight's game...

1) Wheeler (10-7) won for the eighth time in nine starts after allowing three runs on three hits -- including two homers -- and two walks. The right-hander retired the first 11 batters he faced before a Justin Turner line drive ricocheted off his chest for an infield single. Max Muncy followed with a monstrous two-run homer. Wheeler surrendered more than two runs in a game for the first time in nine starts.

Tags: Amed Rosario, Los Angeles Dodgers, Michael Conforto, Seth Lugo, Wilmer Flores, Zack Wheeler
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New York Mets starting pitcher Jason Vargas reacts after giving up a two-run home run to Los Angeles Dodgers' Austin Barnes during the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John McCoy))
New York Mets starting pitcher Jason Vargas reacts after giving up a two-run home run to Los Angeles Dodgers' Austin Barnes during the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John McCoy))

Early homers from Jay Bruce and Michael Conforto weren't enough as the Dodgers bludgeoned Jason Vargas and Corey Oswalt, sending the Mets to an 11-4 defeat on Tuesday night in Los Angeles.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about tonight's game...

1) Bruce opened the scoring with a two-run homer in the second inning, and Conforto followed up with a two-run shot of his own in the third, putting New York ahead 4-0.

2) After Austin Barnes homered to make it 4-2 in the bottom of the third, L.A. pulled ahead in the fourth when Brian Dozier knocked in Barnes -- and knocked out Vargas. The veteran lefty allowed five runs on six hits in 3 1/3 innings. Barnes had reached on an error by Todd Frazier, meaning that the go-ahead run was unearned.

Tags: Corey Oswalt, Jason Vargas, Jay Bruce, Los Angeles Dodgers, Michael Conforto
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The guys talk Mets bullpen 00:01:53
Gary & Ron discuss the Major League debut of Eric Hanhold and the future makeup of the Mets bullpen

Jason Vargas coughed up an early 4-0 lead as the Dodgers rallied for 11 unanswered runs in an 11-4 win over the Mets on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about tonight's game...

1) Despite being handed a 4-0 lead, Vargas (5-9) could not get out of the fourth inning when the Dodgers scored three times, aided by a Todd Frazier error. The 35-year-old was charged with five runs -- four earned -- on six hits and two walks with two strikeouts in 3 1/3 frames. It was his shortest non-weather interrupted start since he lasted 2 1/3 innings against the Rockies on June 19. Vargas was looking to win four consecutive starts for the first time since last September.

 

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The guys talk deGrom 00:02:02
Gary and Ron discuss Jacob deGrom's magical season and his ultra-competitiveness on the mound and in the batter's box.

Brandon Nimmo's pinch-hit three-run homer in the ninth snapped a 1-1 tie and lifted the Mets to their first win over the Dodgers in 13 games, 4-2, on Monday night at Dodger Stadium.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about tonight's game...

1) Jay Bruce led off the ninth with a double and took third on a sacrifice by Kevin PlaweckiJeff McNeil was hit by a pitch and Nimmo followed with his 16th home run of the season off Kenta Maeda for the Mets' sixth pinch-hit homer and first since Nimmo on July 11 against the Phillies.

 

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New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom hits an RBI single against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium. (Richard Mackson/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom hits an RBI single against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium. (Richard Mackson/USA TODAY Sports)

Even when Mets RHP Jacob deGrom doesn't earn a win, he still proves he's a Cy Young contender. And sometimes, even a Silver Slugger contender.

DeGrom struck out six batters and allowed one run and two hits in six innings in a no-decision Monday against the Dodgers, driving in the only Mets run before he was taken out of the game at 109 pitches.

It's been well documented at how well deGrom has pitched, evidenced by his league-leading 1.68 ERA, despite the fact he only has eight wins this season. (And many have made the case at how overrated a statistic the win is.)

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General view of game action between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports)
General view of game action between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees and Dodgers have played each other in the World Series 11 times, including four times after the Dodgers moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles.

They'll renew their rivalry next season on the West Coast.

For the first time since 2013, the Yankees and Dodgers will play at Dodger Stadium in 2019, according to the Los Angeles Times' Bill Shaikin.

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The Yankees' need for pitching 00:03:27
With Manny Machado traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, what can the Yankees do to improve their already stacked roster before the deadline?

Manny Machado is officially headed to sunny Los Angeles. 

The now-former Orioles' shortstop will play for the Dodgers in the second half of the season, according to multiple reports. FanCred Sports' Jon Heyman says Baltimore will see a five-prospect return of OF Yusniel Diaz, RHP Dean Kremer, RHP Zach Pop, 3B Ryan Bannon, and INF Breyvic Valera.

Diaz was the Dodgers' No. 4 overall prospect, while Kremer was the team's No. 28 prospect. 

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Daily News Live: Stanton suitors 00:03:01
The Daily News Live crew discusses Giancarlo Stanton's decision to name the Yankees as one of four teams he would like to be traded to.

The Yankees are among four teams that Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton would approve a trade to, according to Sirius XM's Craig Mish.

The other three teams include the Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros, according to Mish, who also notes Stanton's "desire to win has been greatly understated."

Stanton, the subject of trade rumors over the past few weeks as the Marlins reportedly look to cut $65 million from their payroll next season, has a no-trade clause in his 13-year, $325 million contract, and has not approved a trade to the San Francisco Giants or St. Louis Cardinals, two teams who have heavily pursued acquiring the 28-year-old MVP.

The Marlins have already reportedly agreed on the "general framework" in a deal with the Cardinals and Giants, and Stanton had met with both clubs, according to Mish, however it is unclear where they stand.

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, Miami Marlins, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals
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Kiké Hernández hit three home runs and had seven RBIs to propel the Dodgers to a World Series-clinching 11-1 win over the Cubs on Thursday night at Wrigley Field

Clayton Kershaw limited the Cubs to just one run on three hits in six innings, while Kenta Maeda, Brandon Morrow, and Kenley Jansen each pitched scoeless innings to finish the game.

The Dodgers now await the winner of the Yankees-Astros ALCS, which will continue on Thursday in Houston.

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New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz pitches in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz pitches in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)

LHP Steven Matz lost for the fourth time in his last six starts after giving up five runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings during Sunday's 8-0 loss to the Dodgers at Citi Field.

Matz hasn't won a game since June 28 and is winless in his last seven outings.

He is 0-4 with an 11.03 ERA in his last six starts.

"It's shocking," Terry Collins said after the game. "This guy has way too good stuff."

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New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario celebrates in the dugout after being driven in on a run in the fifth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. (Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario celebrates in the dugout after being driven in on a run in the fifth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. (Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports)

Mets rookie shortstop Amed Rosario is ready to make his Citi Field debut when New York hosts the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday at 7:10 p.m.

"I would say it's huge for me to take those first few steps on that field because it starts a whole new chapter in my life," Rosario said, according to the New York Daily News' Kristie Ackert. "It's me starting to reach those dreams I have been wanting for."

The 21-year-old, who in mid-July tweeted then deleted a post saying he was ready for Queens, has constantly said he's ready to handle the pressure New York will bring.

"I am very excited to play at home tomorrow just because my family is going to be there and that's a dream," said Rosario, who added his father and sisters will be in attendance for his first game in New York.

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The Mets (31-37) begin a 10-game road trip, starting with the Los Angeles Dodgers (44-26) at Dodger Stadium on Monday at 10:10 p.m. on SNY. 

The Mets are winners of six of their last 10 games. However, they dropped three of the four games in their latest series against the Washington Nationals. 

Who is starting tonight for the Mets? 

RHP Zack Wheeler (4.48 ERA/ 4.36 FIP, 1.46 WHIP) who took the loss in his last start against the Cubs. It was a short outing as he let up eight runs on six hits, including two homers, in 1.2 innings.

Wheeler thrives on the road with a 2.76 ERA compared to a 5.91 ERA at home. 

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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge drops a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley in front of New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury allowing two runs to score during the second inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge drops a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley in front of New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury allowing two runs to score during the second inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Bryan Mitchell allowed six runs (two earned) and eight hits in 2 1/3 innings as the New York Yankees lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers, 7-2, Monday at Yankee Stadium. >> Read more

  • Mitchell (1-1) allowed one run in the first inning, three in the second and two in the third.
  • In the second inning, Aaron Judge dropped a Chase Utley line drive that allowed two runs to score, and Utley scored on Corey Seager's RBI single to give the Dodgers a 4-0 lead.
  • Catcher Gary Sanchez made a throwing error trying to throw out Howie Kendrick at second base that allowed Josh Reddick to score in the third inning.
  • The Yankees' 5-9 hitters combined to go 2 for 17.
  • Judge and Starlin Castro both hit solo home runs for the Yankees, who remained two games back of the second wild card spot in the American League after the Baltimore Orioles lost to the Boston Red Sox.
  • Jose De Leon (2-0) allowed two runs and three hits in five innings for the Dodgers.
  • Yasiel Puig homered off James Pazos in the eighth inning, and Justin Turner homered off Ben Heller in the ninth.
  • Richard Bleier pitched four innings of scoreless relief.

Video: Joe Girardi on Bryan Mitchell's tough start on Monday night


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Tags: Bryan Mitchell, Gary Sanchez, James Pazos, Los Angeles Dodgers, Richard Bleier, Starlin Castro
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New York Yankees relief pitcher Bryan Mitchell (55) delivers a pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays in the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Noah K. Murray)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Bryan Mitchell (55) delivers a pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays in the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Noah K. Murray)

The Yankees look to bounce back as they begin a three-game series against the Dodgers at Yankee Stadium on Monday at 7:05 p.m. 

Follow the game live on SNY.tv...


Dodgers Yankees
Chase Utley, 2B Brett Gardner, LF
Corey Seager, SS Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Justin Turner, 3B Gary Sanchez, C
Adrian Gonzalez, DH Starlin Castro, 2B
Yasmani Grandal, C Brian McCann, DH
Josh Reddick, RF Chase Headley, 3B
Howie Kendrick, 1B Tyler Austin, 1B
Joc Pederson, CF Aaron Judge, RF
Andrew Toles, LF Ronald Torreyes, SS

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Bryan Mitchell (1-0, 0.00 ERA) will take the mound for the Yankees for only the second time in 2016. Last week against the Blue Jays, Mitchell tossed five scoreless innings, surrendering four hits and two walks while striking out two. 


Who's Pitching for the Dodgers: RHP Jose De Leon (1-0, 4.50 ERA) made his MLB debut against the Padres last week, throwing six innings and allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits while striking out nine. In 86.1 innings at Triple-A this season, De Leon was 7-1 with a 2.61 ERA and 0.938 WHIP.

Tags: Bryan Mitchell, Los Angeles Dodgers

New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning at Citi Field. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning at Citi Field. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)

Speaking to reporters Tuesday afternoon, Terry Collins said it is "very realistic" that Noah Syndergaard will make an appearance out of the bullpen in tonight's game, most likely in the 7th, 8th, or 9th inning.

Previous reports...

Syndergaard was ejected from Saturday's game in the third inning for throwing behind Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley. Home plate umpire Adam Hamari ejected him after the pitch without warning, and Collins was also thrown out for arguing.

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New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia delivers a pitch during the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia delivers a pitch during the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia struggled against the Los Angeles Dodgers for the second straight outing, giving up two runs in the top of the ninth inning in a non-save situation as the Mets lost the final game of a three-game series, 4-2, Sunday at Citi Field.

Familia, who also allowed four runs and four hits on Friday, surrendered a go-ahead two-run single to Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez to turn a tie game into a 4-2 deficit.

"This is very uncharacteristic of him ever since he's taken over the closing job," manager Terry Collins said. "We're in as big a shock as anybody. You're always going to have a rough outing. I don't think I've seen Jeurys in the last two years have back-to-back rough outings."

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New York Mets third baseman Wilmer Flores takes batting practice before the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets third baseman Wilmer Flores takes batting practice before the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Mets infielder Wilmer Flores was activated off the disabled list and will start Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at third base in place of David Wright.

Flores, out since May 12 with a strained left hamstring, began a brief rehab assignment with Double-A Binghamton earlier this week. He will start at third base as Wright battles a neck injury that is unrelated to his spinal stenosis condition.

Manager Terry Collins said the Mets could use Flores as an option at first base with Lucas Duda out several weeks with a stress fracture in his back and the newly-acquired James Loney not expected to be activated until Tuesday.

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New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon pitches against the Washington Nationals during the second inning at Citi Field. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon pitches against the Washington Nationals during the second inning at Citi Field. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

The Mets and the Dodgers play the rubber game of a three-game series on Sunday night at Citi Field. 

Follow the game live on SNY.TV here...

Dodgers Mets
Chase Utley, 2B Curtis Granderson, RF
Corey Seager, SS Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
Justin Turner, 3B Yoenis Cespedes LF
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B Neil Walker, 2B
Yasiel Puig, RF Juan Lagares, CF
Joc Pederson, CF Wilmer Flores, 3B
Howie Kendrick, LF Kevin Plawecki, C
A.J. Ellis, C Eric Campbell, 1B
Clayton Kershaw, LHP Bartolo Colon, RHP

When and Where: 8:05 p.m. from Citi Field. 

Who's Pitching for the Mets: RHP Bartolo Colon (4-3, 3.44 ERA) pitched seven innings of one-run ball against the Washington Nationals on the road last Monday, ending a two-game losing streak. When Colon, 43, faced the Dodgers in Los Angeles on May 12, he gave up five runs and seven hits in five innings. Colon is 1-2 with a 2.66 ERA in four starts at Citi Field this season.

Who's Pitching for the Dodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw (7-1, 1.48 ERA) has won his last five starts, allowing just three runs in his last 42 innings en route to a 0.64 ERA in the month of May. Kershaw is coming off a two-hit shutout against the Cincinnati Reds last Monday. When he faced the Mets on May 12 at Dodger Stadium, the 28-year-old lefty struck out 13 batters in a three-hit shutout.

Tags: Bartolo Colon, Los Angeles Dodgers

New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) delivers a pitch in the second inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field. (Noah K. Murray)
New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) delivers a pitch in the second inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field. (Noah K. Murray)

The Mets and the Dodgers will continue their weekend series on Saturday night at Citi Field. 

Follow the game live on SNY.TV here...

Dodgers Mets
Chase Utley, 2B Curtis Granderson, RF
Corey Seager, SS Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
Justin Turner, 3B Michael Conforto, LF
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B Yoenis Cespedes, CF
Trayce Thompson, RF Neil Walker, 2B
Joc Pederson, CF Eric Campbell, 1B
Howie Kendrick, LF Ty Kelly, 3B
Yasmani Grandal, C Rene Rivera, C
Kenta Maeda, RHP Noah Syndergaard, RHP

When and Where: 7:15 p.m. from Citi Field. 

Who's Pitching for the Mets: RHP Noah Syndergaard (5-2, 1.94 ERA) struck out 11 and allowed just one run in his last start, a win, over the Brewers. Has pitched at least seven innings in three consecutive starts. Beat the Dodgers on May 11, pitching eight innings of a two-run ball to go along with the two home runs he hit. 

Who's Pitching for the Dodgers: RHP Kenta Maeda (3-3, 3.29 ERA) was matched up with Syndergaard on May 11 and was charged for four runs in the loss at Dodger Stadium. Has lasted six innings in just one of his starts in May. 

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The Mets host the Dodgers on Friday as they kick off a three-game series at Citi Field, which you can follow live online at SNY.TV.


Dodgers Mets
Chase Utley 2B Curtis Granderson, RF
Corey Seager SS Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
Justin Turner 3B David Wright, 3B
Adrian Gonzalez 1B Yoenis Cespedes, CF
Howie Kendrick LF Neil Walker, 2B
Joc Pederson CF Juan Lagares, CF
Yasiel Puig RF Kevin Plawecki, C
Yasmani Grandal C Eric Campbell, 1B
Julio Urias P Jacob deGrom RHP

When and Where? 7:10 p.m. on SNY from Citi Field.


Who's Pitching for the Mets? Jacob deGrom (3-1, 3.07 ERA), who is 13-7 with a 1.94 ERA in 28 starts at Citi Field. His 1.94 home ERA is the third-lowest in the majors since 2014 among pitchers with at least 150.0 innings.


Who's Pitching for the Dodgers? Julio Urias, who will become the first 19-year-old pitcher to start a big-league game since Felix Hernandez in 2005. In seven starts in Triple-A, Urias has a 1.10 ERA, while throwing 27 consecutive scoreless innings.

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New York Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz pitches against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning at Citi Field. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz pitches against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning at Citi Field. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Mets begin a four-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodgers Stadium on Monday at 10:10 p.m. ET.

Follow the game here...

Mets Dodgers
Curtis Granderson, RF Enrique Hernandez, LF
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS Howie Kendrick, 2B
David Wright, 3B Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
Yoenis Cespedes, LF Justin Turner, 3B
Lucas Duda, 1B Yasiel Puig, RF
Juan Lagares, CF Trayce Thompson, CF
WIlmer Flores, 2B A.J. Ellis, C
Kevin Plawecki Charlie Culberson, SS
Steven Matz, LHP Scott Kazmir, LHP

When and Where: 10:10 p.m. ET at Dodgers Stadium

Who's Pitching for the Mets: LHP Steven Matz (4-1,2.83 ERA) seeks his fifth straight win of the season after losing his first decision. Over his last four starts, Matz is 4-0 with a 0.67 ERA, allowing just two runs in 27 innings. The 24-year-old southpaw has not given up a run over his last 13 2/3 innings. Including the postseason, Matz is 1-1 with a 2.45 ERA in two starts against the Dodgers. He pitched six scoreless innings in the regular season -- his second career major league start -- and gave up three runs in five innings in Game 4 of the NLDS last October.

Who's Pitching for the Padres: LHP Scott Kazmir (2-2, 5.68 ERA) is coming off a win against the Tampa Bay Rays on May 3 in which he gave up four runs in 6 2/3 innings. After pitching six scoreless innings in his season debut, Kazmir is 1-2 with a 7.58 ERA over his last five outings. Kazmir, 32, is 2-1 with a 4.80 ERA in three career starts against New York.

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Steven Matz

National League third baseman Todd Frazier (21) of the Cincinnati Reds celebrates with the Home Run Derby trophy after winning the 2015 Home Run Derby the day before the MLB All Star Game at Great American Ballpark. (David Kohl)
National League third baseman Todd Frazier (21) of the Cincinnati Reds celebrates with the Home Run Derby trophy after winning the 2015 Home Run Derby the day before the MLB All Star Game at Great American Ballpark. (David Kohl)

The Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox completed a three-team trade that was headlined by 3B Todd Frazier going to Chicago, according to Jeff Passen of Yahoo Sports (Dec. 16).  

The Dodgers received RHP Frankie Montas, OF Trayce Thompson and 2B Micah Johnson, the Reds received IF Jose Peraza, OF Scott Schebler and minor league IF Brandon Dixon while the White Sox acquired only Frazier.

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, rival baseball executives are questioning why the Reds didn't choose the package from Chicago rather than L.A.'s. Many believe the Dodgers walked away with the better group of prospects, despite the Reds parting with the marquee piece of the trade (Dec. 16).

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New York Mets bench coach Bob Geren (15) congratulates right fielder Curtis Granderson (3) after scoring a run against the Atlanta Braves in the third inning at Turner Field. (Brett Davis)
New York Mets bench coach Bob Geren (15) congratulates right fielder Curtis Granderson (3) after scoring a run against the Atlanta Braves in the third inning at Turner Field. (Brett Davis)

Bench coach Bob Geren is leaving the Mets staff to become a bench coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to Ken Rosenthal (Dec. 2). The team has not confirmed the move.

Geren interviewed for LA's managerial opening before the job was given to Dave Roberts.

Geren will join Roberts' staff.

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New York city mayor Michael Bloomberg (left), managing general partner of the New York Yankees Hal Steinbrenner (center) and President of the New York Yankees Randy Levine share a laugh on stage to announce plans for the new Major League Soccer team, Manchester City FC at P.S. 72 The Lexington Academy. (Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports)
New York city mayor Michael Bloomberg (left), managing general partner of the New York Yankees Hal Steinbrenner (center) and President of the New York Yankees Randy Levine share a laugh on stage to announce plans for the new Major League Soccer team, Manchester City FC at P.S. 72 The Lexington Academy. (Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Yankees, who had a payroll of $241 million in 2015, owe $26 million in luxury tax penalties (Nightengale, Dec. 1).

Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner has stressed the notion that the Yankees will decrease their payroll in the years to come.

"I've said it over and over, I shouldn't have to have a $200 million payroll to win a world championship,'' Steinbrenner said in November. "It's been proven over and over again, right?''

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August 15, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Cincinnati Reds against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
		
		August 15, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers against the Cincinnati Reds at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports (Gary A. Vasquez)
August 15, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Cincinnati Reds against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports August 15, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers against the Cincinnati Reds at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports (Gary A. Vasquez)

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw told his team's GM to trade OF Yasiel Puig, former MLB OF and coach Andy Van Slyke said on CBS Radio in St. Louis (Nov. 20, 2015).

Nevertheless, a team source says the Dodgers aren't likely to trade Puig, despite a rough last two seasons, according to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times (Nov. 21, 2015).

Van Slyke's son, Scott, is an outfielder on the Dodgers and teammates with Kershaw.

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