Good morning. Here's what you need to know for today in New York sports.
NYCFC wins fourth straight: With goals from David Villa and Jack Harrison in the second half, NYCFC defeated Minnesota United, 3-1, on Thursday night en route to their fourth consecutive win, which tied a club record. Minnesota scored in the ninth minute, but a goal from Alexander Callens in the 38th tied it for NYCFC. Recap here.
Fowler injured in Yankees loss: In a rain-delayed loss on Thursday night, the Yankees lost both their matchup against the White Sox, and their outfield prospect to a season-ending injury. After a nearly three hour rain delay, the Yankees were on the losing end of a 4-3 score, but the biggest blow was that of outfielder Dustin Fowler, who was making his Major League debut. Fowler was injured in the bottom of the first after crashing into the wall in right-field foul territory.
Mets take series from Marlins: The Mets took the rubber match, 6-3, against the Marlins thanks to the early offensive contributions of Jay Bruce and T.J. Rivera, who combined for four RBIs in the first three innings. Seth Lugo posted a solid performance, allowing three runs over six innings. Addison Reed notched his 12th save of the year. Reaction and recap here.
Jets interested in Orr: The Jets have interest in signing former Ravens linebacker Zach Orr, who says he wants to revive his career after retiring earlier in the off-season. The 25-year-old suffered from neck and spine problems. Report here.
Thomas not interested in Knicks job: Former Knicks head coach and current New York Liberty president Isiah Thomas tweeted Thursday that he is not interested in the Knicks president job. Thomas was a "dark horse" to replace Phil Jackson as president, who was dismissed earlier this week. Video here.
Mets host Phillies: Fresh off a series win, the Mets play host to the Phillies, who are 25 games below .500. Red-hot Jacob deGrom will start for the Mets, having gone 3-0 with a 0.72 ERA over his last three starts.
Yankees visit Astros: The Yankees head to Houston to kick off a three-game weekend set against the Astros on Friday. The first-place Astros will send right-hander Lance McCullers to the hill, who will be opposed by Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda.