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Mets host Yankees, look to build on deGrom’s solid showing

August 28, 2020 GMT

New York Yankees (16-11, second in the AL East) vs. New York Mets (13-16, fourth in the NL East)

Flushing, Queens; Friday, 7:35 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: New York heads into the matchup after a strong showing by Jacob deGrom. deGrom went seven innings, surrendering one run on two hits with 14 strikeouts against Miami.

The Mets are 6-8 on their home turf. The New York offense has compiled a .266 batting average as a team this season, good for first in the National League. Robinson Cano leads the team with an average of .382.

The Yankees are 6-7 in road games. New York has slugged .462, good for second in the majors. Aaron Judge leads the club with a .738 slugging percentage, including 11 extra-base hits and nine home runs.

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TOP PERFORMERS: Dominic Smith leads the Mets with six home runs and has 22 RBIs.

Luke Voit leads the Yankees with 11 home runs and has 21 RBIs.

INJURIES: Mets: Noah Syndergaard: (elbow), David Peterson: (shoulder), Jake Marisnick: (left hamstring), Eduardo Nunez: (knee), Jed Lowrie: (knee), Andres Gimenez: (undisclosed), Rene Rivera: (elbow), Tomas Nido: (undisclosed).

Yankees: Luis Severino: (elbow), James Paxton: (forearm), Tommy Kahnle: (forearm), Zack Britton: (left hamstring), Luis Avilan: (shoulder), Aaron Judge: (right calf), Gleyber Torres: (quad/hamstring), DJ LeMahieu: (thumb), Giancarlo Stanton: (left hamstring), Kyle Higashioka: (right oblique).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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