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Astros change course, put Altuve back in lineup

Houston Astros' Jose Altuve reacts as he scores on a double by Chris Carter when New York Mets catcher Anthony Recker dropped the ball for an error during the sixth inning of an inter-league baseball game Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at Citi Field in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

NEW YORK (AP) — In a bizarre twist before the season finale, Jose Altuve was a late addition to the Houston Astros’ lineup Sunday after the team reversed course on its original decision to bench him — against his wishes — in an attempt to protect his lead in the American League batting race.

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Niese exits with elevated heart rate; Astros win

New York Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese delivers the ball to the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at Citi Field in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

NEW YORK (AP) — Jonathon Niese’s final start of the season ended sooner than expected.

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Mets OF Bobby Abreu announces retirement

New York Mets' Bobby Abreu (53) gestures at first base during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, in Washington. The Nationals won 4-2. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

NEW YORK (AP) — Sitting behind a microphone in his New York Mets uniform, Bobby Abreu couldn’t help but get choked up as he bid goodbye to the game he loves.

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Scripted: Jeter wins it for Yanks in home farewell

New York Yankees' Derek Jeter follows through on a base hit to right field that scored Antoan Richardson with the winning run against the Baltimore Orioles in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in New York. The Yankees won 6-5. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

NEW YORK (AP) — The end of an era.

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Mets extend GM Sandy Alderson through 2017

File- This Sept. 30, 2013, file photo shows New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson. A person with knowledge of the deal says the New York Mets and Alderson have agreed to a multiyear contract.  The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, because no announcement had been made. Alderson's new deal is expected to be announced in the coming days. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — General manager Sandy Alderson and the New York Mets have completed a contract extension that runs through 2017.

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