ATLANTA (AP) - Zack Wheeler lived up the hype in his major league debut, pitching six scoreless innings to lead the New York Mets to a 6-1 victory over the first-place Atlanta Braves and a doubleheader sweep yesterday. In Game 1 of the doubleheader, 24-year-old Matt Harvey struck out a career-high 13 to lead the Mets past the Braves 4-3.
ATLANTA (AP) - The New York Mets have traded right-hander Collin McHugh to the Colorado Rockies for outfielder Eric Young Jr. The Mets announced the deal last night after sweeping a doubleheader at Atlanta. New York designated outfielder Collin Cowgill for assignment.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 4-2 last night. Cliff Lee struck out nine in eight impressive innings and Michael Young tied a career high with three doubles. Lee allowed two runs and five hits to win his fifth straight decision.
NEW YORK (AP) - The game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees has been postponed by rain, delaying the renewal of their old October rivalry. The game was called last night about 30 minutes before the scheduled first pitch. It will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader today, with start times of 1:05 p.m. and 7:05 p.m.
(AP) - A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press on condition of anonymity that veteran defenseman Mark Streit has agreed to a 4-year, $21 million contract with the Philadelphia Flyers. The move prevents Streit from entering free agency on July 5th.
MONTCLAIR, N.J. (AP) - Four months after having wrist surgery, Hope Solo is ready to return to the starting lineup for the United States women's soccer team. While Tom Sermanni isn't ready to say whether Solo will start tomorrow against South Korea at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey, the U.S. coach says that just having his goaltender back on the field is a plus for his team.
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