• A New York Mets and soccer fan takes a photo with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, right, before an interleague baseball game between the Mets and the Boston Red Sox in New York, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    NYC’s first fan: A ballgame with Mayor Bill de Blasio

    NEW YORK (AP) — He sat in the upper deck, basically unrecognized amid a sea of happy baseball fans. He let out a cheer when the best hitter on his favorite team smoked a home run and diligently scanned the out-of-town scoreboard to consider playoff implications. And he waited his turn in the long Citi Field men’s room line, just one more fan spending a hot summer day watching the Mets and the Red Sox play.

  • New York Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury (22) celebrates with teammates after a three-run home run in the second inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)

    Yankees ride trio of 2-out HRs to 20-6 runaway over Braves

    ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Girardi says baseball “has a way of evening out.”

  • Lady Shipman breaks Mellon turf mark for 5 1/2 furlongs

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Lady Shipman broke the Mellon turf course record for 5 1/2 furlongs Sunday, winning the $100,000 Smart N Fancy in 1:00.46 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Maggert wins Dick’s Sporting Goods Open, takes Schwab lead

    ENDICOTT, N.Y. (AP) — Playing with the poise of a champion, Jeff Maggert chalked up yet another win on the Champions Tour.

  • San Diego Padres starting pitcher James Shields throws during the third inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Shields leads Padres past Phillies 9-4

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — James Shields pitched seven innings for his first road win since May, and the San Diego Padres hit three homers in a 9-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.

  • 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.

  • American Pharoah jockey Victor Espinoza leaves the track after losing to Keen Ice in the Travers Stakes horse race at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (Steve Jacobs /The Post-Star via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Phraoah looks good after loss; no decision on racing plans

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — They were waiting for their horse, ready to take pictures with cellphones and ready to feed him snacks.

  • 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.