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Mets Morning News: Jacob deGrom tames Tigers, Neil Walker stays hot

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MLB: New York Mets at Detroit Tigers Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Jacob deGrom did not have his overpowering stuff against the Tigers but kept them off the board through six innings. He left with two out in the top of the seventh with a 1-0 lead, thanks to a Michael Conforto home run, but the bases were loaded. Jerry Blevins gave up an unlucky hit to Ian Kinsler and the game was tied.

Neil Walker untied it in the ninth with a two-run shot off Francisco Rodriguez. Jeurys Familia shut the door in the bottom of the ninth and the Mets walked away with a win in the Motor City.

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Jacob deGrom had another quality start thanks in part to one pitch that has gotten a lot of outs.

Michael Conforto hit his first home run since he was recalled from Triple-A, and the Mets hope this is a sign of things to come.

Alejandro De Aza was struck on the hand on a pitch from Francisco Rodriguez but he should not miss any time.

Neil Walker continued to rake when he came up with the big ninth-inning home run to give the Mets the lead. With Dilson Herrera gone, the Mets might want to look at re-signing Walker.

The Mets hope this dramatic win gets them going for the stretch run.

A strange run-down in the eighth inning prevented the go-ahead run from scoring and contributed to the Mets’ win.

Some sacrifices had to be made for more offense when Jay Bruce was acquired.

Jon Niese also came back at the trade deadline and his presence, along with Logan Verrett’s poor outings, could cost Verrett his starting job.

Despite all the injuries and struggles the Mets have endured this season, they are still in the playoff race.

Alex Rodriguez announced his retirement and Mets coaches and players shared their reactions to the news.

Around the NL East

The Braves beat Adam Wainwright and the Cardinals by a final score of 6-3.

Ichiro Suzuki got his 3,000th hit with a triple in the seventh inning against Colorado. The Marlins went on to win the game 10-7.

The Phillies defeated the Padres and turned the first triple play at Petco during the game.

Tanner Roark and the Nationals defeated Madison Bumgarner and the Giants 1-0.

Around the Majors

Alex Rodriguez will play in his last game for the Yankees on Friday.

Manny Machado hit three home runs in three innings for the Orioles as they crushed the White Sox 10-2.

Miguel Sano of the Twins became the first person to hit the roof of Tropicana Field with a ball.

Mike Trout made an incredible catch for the Angels on his 25th birthday.

The NL playoff push will have some tight races heading down to the wire.

Yesterday at AA

Steve Sypa updated all the action in the minors with the Mets Daily Prospect Report.

This Date in Mets History

In 1997, the Mets traded Lance Johnson, Mark Clark, and Manny Alexander to the Cubs for Brian McRae, Mel Rojas, and Turk Wendell.