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Bryce Harper hopes the Mets win the World Series


Bryce Harper walked the Nationals off in the 12th inning against the Phillies on Saturday, but it was a bittersweet win. Less than an hour earlier, the Mets clinched the NL East — eliminating the Nats from post-season contention — with a win against the Reds.

Harper doesn’t have sour grapes, though. Per Chase Hughes of CSN Mid-Atlantic:

It’s a nice sign of sportsmanship from Harper, who gets an undeserved rap for his attitude. The outfielder can take solace in that he’ll be adding some hardware to his mantle this off-season anyway, as he’s pretty much locked up the NL MVP Award. After Saturday’s 3-for-5 performance, he’s hitting .339/.470/.663 with 41 home runs, 96 RBI, and 117 runs scored.

Brewers-Pirates game postponed

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Wednesday night’s game at PNC Park between the Brewers and Pirates has been postponed, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. No makeup date has been announced yet. As Brink points out, the two clubs meet again in Pittsburgh September 21-23 and both have an off day on the 20th, so that could be a potential makeup date.

Brent Suter and Chad Kuhl were scheduled to square off on the mound. Their starts will likely be pushed back to Thursday. The Pirates will host the Diamondbacks and the Brewers will host the Cardinals.

The Cubs won on Wednesday afternoon, so the Brewers are tied with the Cubs for first place in the NL Central. The Pirates are seven games back in third place.