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Mets Inch Closer to Wild Card, Yankees FINALLY Win a Game

The New York Mets are inching closer toward one of the three open wild card slots in the National League, following a dominant 6-2 win over the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on Wednesday night. The Amazins road the right arm of veteran Luis Severino who delivered another stellar outing, allowing only two runs on four hits over 6.1 innings of work. After stumbling in his last outing at Pittsburgh, Severino delivered the kind of quality outing the Mets had seen from him throughout the month of June when he pitched to a 3.24 ERA for the month. Meanwhile, Brandon Nimmo (like Francisco Lindor the night before) continued to make a case he was an All-Star snub when he launched a 440-foot home run to deep right that gave the Mets an early 1-0 lead. At the same time, Jose Iglesias continues to make the case he could play daily (or at least platoon with Jeff McNeil) at second base. Iglesias who took the world by storm with his debut song "OMG," which he sang at Citi Field a couple of weeks ago, had three hits, two RBI and two runs scored on Wednesday. https://twitter.com/SteveGelbs/status/1811199649513939019 The 34-year veteran infielder is hitting .338 with the Amazins this season. He has brought leadership to the clubhouse, and his professionalism both defensively and with the bat have proven to be a major asset for the boys in Queens. The Mets are currently 46-45 entering play on Thursday. A win, could tie the Amazins for the sixth seed. YANKEES GET OFF THE SCHNEIDER While the Mets have been rolling since June, the Yankees have not. With a record of 6-17 entering play on Wednesday in its past 23 games, the Bronx Bombers needed a shot in the arm. And finally got it in a 2-1 victory over Tampa Bay. While it wasn't pretty, it was a win. And a win the Yankees desperately needed. Trent Grishman provided all the scoring for the Yankees with RBIs in the second and fourth innings. His double in the second scored Anthony Volpe to make it 1-0. Later in the fourth, Grisham lifted a Zach Efflin pitch to deep left, scoring Gleyber Torres from third. https://twitter.com/itsmrevandaniel/status/1811215843239354579 That was all the Yankees would need, and for the first time in seemingly a long time, the Yankees bullpen made it stand up. https://twitter.com/FrankiesTwoLoud/status/1811213783529828637 Marcus Stroman lasted only 4.1 innings, scattering seven hits and a run. Instead, the Bombers turned to former White Sox Tim Hill and Luke Weaver who combined to blank the Rays for the next 2-2/3 innings of work. A win by the Yankees on Thursday would represent its first series victory since winning three of four from the Kansas City Royals in mid-June. MORE METS MORE YANKEES

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