• New York Mets' Michael Cuddyer hits a seventh-inning RBI-single in an interleague baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in New York, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Cuddyer, Mets avert 3-game sweep at home, beat Red Sox 5-4

    NEW YORK (AP) — With every swing, a healthy Michael Cuddyer is becoming a major player for the New York Mets.

  • Rescue workers carry an injured fan from the stands at Turner Field during a baseball game between Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Atlanta. The fan fell from the upper deck into the lower-level stands and was given emergency medical treatment before being taken to a hospital. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Fan dies after fall from upper deck at Atlanta Braves game

    ATLANTA (AP) — The U.S. flag flew at half-staff at Turner Field on Sunday, one day after a fan died following his fall from the upper deck into the lower-level stands during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees.

  • New York University professor and Department of Sanitation of New York anthropologist-in-residence Robin Nagle, right, tosses a bag of garbage into the truck as she accompanies sanitation worker Joe Damiano, during his morning rounds, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, in New York. Nagle studies the refuse along the curbs of the nation's biggest city as a mirror into the lives of its 8.5 million residents. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Trash to treatise: NYC professor sees meaning in garbage

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s sanitation department has its very own anthropologist-in-residence, a garbage guru who studies the refuse along the curbs of the nation’s biggest city as a mirror into the lives of its 8.5 million residents.

  • In this Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 file photo, Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Addison Reed (43) throws during a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington. A person familiar with the deal says the New York Mets and Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a trade that would send reliever Addison Reed to the NL East leaders, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    NL East-leading Mets get reliever Reed from Arizona

    NEW YORK (AP) — The NL East-leading New York Mets tried to bolster their late-inning bullpen Sunday, getting right-handed reliever Addison Reed from the Arizona Diamondbacks for two minor league pitchers.

  • This is a  Nov. 26, 2008 file photo of  Dr Oliver Sacks, receiving his Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE ), by  Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, London. Dr. Oliver Sacks, whose books like "The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat" probed distant ranges of human experience by compassionately portraying people with severe and sometimes bizarre neurological conditions, has died. He was 82 .Sacks died Sunday at his home in New York City, his assistant, Kate Edgar, said. (Lewis Whyld/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    ‘Awakenings’ author, neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82

    NEW YORK (AP) — There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being struck by lightning. And most famously, the man who mistook his wife for a hat.

  • Pittsburgh Pirates' Aramis Ramirez, right, is greeted by Andrew McCutchen (22) after driving him and Josh Harrison, center, in with a three-run home run against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

    Ramirez homers, Pirates stay hot in 4-3 win over Rockies

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Aramis Ramirez can’t really describe it but he can sense it, the feeling that permeates a clubhouse during one of those summers that offers the promise of an even more exciting fall.

  • Boston Red Sox' Mookie Betts hits a solo home run off New York Mets relief pitcher Hansel Robles in the seventh inning of a baseball game at Citi Field on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

    Kelly wins 6th straight start, pitches Red Sox past Mets 3-1

    NEW YORK (AP) — In one month, Joe Kelly has gone from total disappointment to the top of the rotation.

  • Detroit Tigers' Anthony Gose runs toward the dugout following the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 in Toronto (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Slumping Tigers battered by Encarnacion, Blue Jays 15-1

    TORONTO (AP) — Amid a run of rotten results, this was a new low for the reeling Detroit Tigers.

  • Meram lifts Crew over NYCFC, 2-1

    NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Meram scored in the 83rd minute and the Columbus Crew beat New York City FC 2-1 on Saturday to move into second place in the Eastern Conference.

  • Braves option Williams Perez to minors following rough loss

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have optioned right-hander Williams Perez to Triple-A Gwinnett and recalled right-hander Jake Brigham from Gwinnett.