PHILADELPHIA (AP) Jay Bruce homered for the third straight game and drove in three runs, Robert Gsellman threw six sharp innings and the New York Mets moved closer to securing a wild-card berth with a 5-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.
The defending NL champions reduced their magic number to one. The Mets began the night atop the wild-card race, with San Francisco one game back and St. Louis two behind.
Gsellman (4-2) scattered seven hits and struck out seven in another strong performance. The rookie right-hander has allowed only three earned runs in his last four starts.
(AP) Washington is back in a lofty position in the polls. But the 10th-ranked Huskies' staying power will be tested Friday night. Washington will play host to No. 7 Stanford on . . . more.
FILE- In this Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, file photo, Oregon's Pharaoh Brown, left, is brought down by Virginia's Tim Harris after a pass receptions in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Eugene, Ore. Brown would rather look to the future
(AP) Last season the Trail Blazers were all about defying expectations. This season they want to build on them. "We did great things last year, now it's time to prove it up," guard Damian Lillard said. More.