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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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