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Curtis Granderson lines a two-run homer, Mets jump back on top of the Royals

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Update (9:36 PM EDT): The Mets tacked on in the bottom of the fourth, leading off the frame with a Lucas Duda single and a Travis d'Arnaud double off of Ventura. Following a mound visit, Ventura allowed an infield single to Michael Conforto, which also saw d’Arnaud scamper to third base. Ventura was able to get Wilmer Flores to foul out to first base, but that was the end of the line for the right-hander. Yost pulled Ventura in favor of lefty reliever Danny Duffy. Duffy fanned Syndergaard, then got Granderson to fly out to shallow center.

It’s 5-3 Mets after four innings.

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Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson lined a two-run home run into Utley’s Corner at Citi Field, helping his team jump back on top of the Royals 4-3 in the bottom of the third inning in Game 3 of the World Series.

It’s the Mets’ second two-run homer of the game off of Royals starter Yordano Ventura. David Wright had hit a two-run shot in the bottom of the first inning but the Royals rallied to score two runs in the top of the second against Mets starter Noah Syndergaard.

Through three innings, it’s been a back-and-forth affair. The Mets are trying to avoid falling behind three games to none in the best-of-seven series.

Rumor: MLB execs discussing 100-game season that would begin July 1

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Matt Spiegel of 670 The Score Chicago heard from a source that Major League Baseball executives have been discussing a 100-game season that would begin on July 1 and conclude on October 15. It would essentially pick up the second half schedule, eliminating the All-Star Game while hosting the World Series at a neutral warm-weather stadium — ideally Dodger Stadium.

In the event the Dodgers, who won 106 games last year, made it all the way through the playoffs, the World Series would be hosted in Anaheim or San Diego. The earlier rounds of the playoffs would be played in the cities of the teams involved, which might be tough since the postseason would extend into November.

Spiegel went on to describe this vision as “an absolute best case scenario,” and that’s accurate. In order for the regular season to begin on July 1, the players would need to have several weeks if not a full month prior to get back into playing shape — more or less an abbreviated second spring training. And that would mean the U.S. having made significant progress against the virus by way of herd immunity or a vaccine, which would allow for nonessential businesses to resume operations. The U.S., sadly, is faring not so well compared to other nations around the world for a variety of reasons, but all of which point to a return to normalcy by the summer seeming rather unlikely.

Regardless, the league does have to plan for the potential of being able to start the regular season this summer just in case things really do break right and offer that opportunity. Commissioner Rob Manfred has stated multiple times about the league’s need to be creative, referring to ideas like playing deep into the fall, changing up the location of games, playing without fans in attendance, etc. This rumor certainly fits the “creative” mold.