Pennant Pursuit: Mets clinch first postseason berth since 2006

null null null null null null null null null null null null Baseball The Mets clinched the National League East crown and their first postseason appearance since 2006 with a 10-2 win against the Reds on Saturday."I can't be more excited or more proud to wear the orange and blue," Mets third baseman David Wright said, via .com. "I bleed orange and blue. To be able to celebrate with these fans, this city, this team, is a privilege." MORE: Memorable Mets moments | postseason scheduleWright crushed a three-run home run in the top of the ninth inning to ice the game. Lucas Duda kicked things off with a grand slam in the first inning and Curtis Granderson added a solo shot in the second inning. Matt Harvey gave up just two runs in 6 2/3 innings. "We knew we wanted to win this game," Harvey said. "We didn't want to wait until tomorrow. We didn't want to wait until Philadelphia. This game was probably the most important game of the year."Star PerformersAmerican LeagueCarlos Correa and Jose Altuve led the the Astros to a 9-7 win against the Rangers. The duo combined for five hits, five runs scored, four home runs, two walks and five RBIs. Houston hit six home runs in the game.The Blue Jays' outfield trio of Jose Bautista, Kevin Pillar and Ben Revere combined for e

ight hits, seven RBIs, two home runs (both by Bautista) and four runs scored. Toronto beat the Rays 10-8 and secured a spot in the postseason.National LeagueGiants outfielder Jarrett Parker went 3 for 5 with three home runs and seven RBIs in a 14-10 win over the Athletics. Second baseman Kelby Tomlinson added four hits and three runs scored.Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer hit a three-run home run to lead Pittsburgh to a 4-0 shutout over the Cubs. The Pirates extended their lead to 5 1/2 games over Chicago for the top wild card spot.Plays of the DayMike Trout climbs the wall to rob a home run:"Joey Bats" hits his second home run of the game:Reds outfielder Jason Bourgeois robs a home run:Nolan Arenado hits a grand slam for his 40th home run of the season:A Look Ahead: (All times Eastern)Rangers (84-70) at Astros (81-74) 2:10 p.m.: The Astros moved to just 3 1/2 games back in the AL West with Saturday's win over the Rangers and send Dallas Keuchel (18-8, 2.51 ERA) to the mound in the series finale. The AL Cy Young candidate is 14-0 with a 1.47 ERA at home this season, but he did surrender nine earned runs on 11 hits at Texas on Sep. 16.Pirates (95-60) at Cubs (89-65) 8:08 p.m.: The Pirates are in search of the sweep with A.J. Burnett (9-3, 3.15 ERA) on the mound. Unfortunately for Pittsburgh fans, it's Jake Arrieta's (20-6, 1.88 ERA) turn to pitch. The NL Cy Young favorite is 6-0 with a 0.33 ERA in his last seven starts.

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