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NEW YORK (AP) —  after 13 innings of mostly scoreless baseball Anthony Santander Jersey , David Wright was handed the microphone before a full house at Citi Field.“Everybody stayed, which is amazing,” he said later. “It’s crazy.”Much like the last few years of his truncated career, Wright’s finale was no fairytale at the plate.Adoration, appreciation, respect. Those were the tokens he took home.Wright walked off to a long standing ovation before a sellout crowd Saturday night in his farewell game for the New York Mets.“This was surreal,” he said. “It hit me right in the heart when I took the field for the first time and heard the fans cheer, and that is something that I will always remember.”The team captain went 0 for 1 with a walk against the Miami Marlins during New York’s 1-0 victory in 13 innings. He was removed after two plate appearances as planned, and on defense he handled a one-hopper to third base with no problem.When the game finally ended, Wright joined teammates as they ran onto the field to swarm Austin Jackson, who hit the winning double. Then they all watched from the dugout together, some holding their own kids, as the Mets played a tribute to Wright on the ballpark video board. After that, he addressed the crowd in a speech that lasted about 2 minutes, 20 seconds.“I think I’m all out of tears, so I think we’re good to go with that,” he said. “This is love.”Wright, who fouled out to first base his final time up http://www.oriolesfanproshop.com/authentic-brad-brach-jersey , took his position before the top of the fifth inning. Mets manager Mickey Callaway then came out of the dugout to make a lineup change, and Wright began his slow stroll off the field.As fans chanted his name and cheered for about 3 minutes, 15 seconds, Wright saluted them by touching the bill of his cap and patting his chest repeatedly. He went down the line and hugged all his teammates just in front of the Mets’ dugout, with Marlins players standing and applauding from across the field.“David deserved this day. That’s for sure,” Callaway said.With watery eyes, Wright took a bow, blew a kiss to the crowd of 43,928 and came out of the dugout for a curtain call before heading up the runway toward the Mets’ clubhouse, followed by several teammates.Once he was out of sight, fans chanted “Thank you, David!”“I should be thanking them, for everything they allowed me to experience these last 14 or 15 years,” Wright said later.His stellar career cut short by neck, back and shoulder injuries that required surgery, the 35-year-old Wright completed an arduous comeback by returning to the majors this week for the first time since May 27, 2016.Unable to fully overcome his physical setbacks, he said he expects Saturday to be his last major league appearance even though his contract runs through 2020.“I can’t sit here and tell you that I’m good with where I’m at right now. That would be a lie and that would be false because Colby Rasmus Jersey , you know, you love something so much and you want to continue that,” Wright said. “But tonight was special.”Wright was reinstated from the disabled list Tuesday and finally made it back into a big league game Friday night as a pinch-hitter. He grounded out on the only pitch he saw in his first plate appearance in nearly 2½ years, then batted third in a ceremonial start Saturday that was in the works for weeks.With family and friends on hand, the seven-time All-Star crouched behind home plate to scoop up an honorary first ball tossed by the oldest of his two daughters, 2-year-old Olivia Shea, who wore a Lil Wright jersey with his No. 5 on the back.Highlights of Wright’s career played on the video board just before the first pitch. He bounded out to third base alone, followed by longtime teammate and buddy Jose Reyes, who started alongside Wright at shortstop for the first time since Sept. 28, 2011.The pair embraced several times on the field and soaked in applause during their 878th start together, most by any two players in team history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.“It brought back a lot of memories,” Wright said.Tugging at heartstrings all night, the Mets accompanied a video montage of Wright in his finale with music from “The Natural” a few innings later.Reyes doubled leading off the first and reached third on Jeff McNeil’s sacrifice bunt, setting up an RBI opportunity for Wright. With the Marlins playing their infield in, Wright fouled off a 91 mph fastball and drew a full-count walk from rookie Trevor Richards.“I wish I could have gotten a hit or found a hole or something, but at least I have an on-base percentage this year,” Wright said http://www.oriolesfanproshop.com/authentic-craig-gentry-jersey , drawing laughs.Wright was immediately erased on a double play. He fouled out on the second pitch he saw leading off the fourth, with first baseman Peter O’Brien making a not-so-easy catch near the retaining wall that turned him into the target of loud boos all night.“I’m hated here. I’m OK with that,” O’Brien said.Still grinning, a disappointed Wright trudged slowly back to the dugout.“I feel bad for the guy — but I don’t feel bad for the guy,” Wright said, eliciting more laughs.Wright’s big night was big news in New York City, where Mayor Bill de Blasio in a morning tweet proclaimed it David Wright Day “in honor of (hashtag)OurCaptain.”SNY, the television home of the Mets, programmed Wright highlights, interviews and features that ran all day beginning at 10 a.m.Even the crosstown rival Yankees took out a full-page ad Friday in the New York Post congratulating Wright on “a distinguished career.”“This is a pretty amazing night,” said Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon, who presented Wright with the framed proclamation after the game. “This is one of those things that you’re never going to forget. There’s not many people like David Wright in this world.”The Citi Field gates opened early at 4:30 p.m. so fans could watch Wright and the Mets take batting practice. The star of the show knocked a few balls over the fence, waved to the crowd and signed autographs.The club’s career leader in hits, RBIs, runs and several other categories, Wright was drafted by the Mets and has spent his entire career with them. For years he’s been the face of the franchise — and sometimes its most visible spokesman — for a team that often sorely needed the positive image he always portrayed.If there’s ever been a Mr. Met without the big head, David Wright is it.“His grind just to get back to this spot has been unbelievable — and most people wouldn’t do it,” Callaway said before the game. “We’re doing something special for David not because of the numbers he put up Andrew Cashner Jersey , but because of the person he is.”FINAL SCENEJackson doubled home Michael Conforto with the winning run on the first pitch from reliever Javy Guerra. Conforto singled off Jarlin Garcia (3-3) to start the 13th and advanced when Jack Reinheimer walked.Daniel Zamora (1-0) worked a hitless inning for his first major league win.TRAINER’S ROOMMets: OF Brandon Nimmo grabbed the back of his right leg after rounding first base on a leadoff single in the seventh and was removed from the game in obvious discomfort. He said he’ll have an MRI on his strained hamstring Tuesday.UP NEXTMarlins: All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto will manage the team in its season finale Sunday, according to skipper Don Mattingly. Rookie RHP Sandy Alcantara (2-2, 4.00) gets the start.Mets: RHP Noah Syndergaard (12-4, 3.22 ERA) is on the mound for New York. OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) For a guy who has been a middle-of-the-order hitter most of his career, Jonathan Lucroy is quite comfortable anchoring the bottom of the Athletics lineup.Oakland’s veteran catcher proved that once again after convincing manager Bob Melvin to let him play in a day game following a night game.Lucroy drove in four runs to match his season high and the A’s completed a season sweep of Toronto, beating the Blue Jays 8-3 on Wednesday.”This is a workhorse, a guy that expects to be back there,” Melvin said of Lucroy. ”He had eight or nine RBIs in his last 10 games and had four more today. Not only is he doing his job behind the plate, he’s picking up the pace offensively and driving in some runs, too.”The A’s won all seven games between the two teams this year for their first season sweep of the Blue Jays.Oakland also moved into a tie with Seattle for the second wild card. The Mariners lost to Houston 8-3.Franklin Barreto homered and had three RBIs for the Athletics. Lucroy added three hits.”When you have a real deep lineup, sooner or later someone in the lineup’s going to get you,” Lucroy said. ”Might not be the first five guys, might not be the last four guys. It could be anyone in between.”Russell Martin homered for Toronto.”All three days we didn’t get really any shutdown pitching at all from our bullpen guys,” Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. ”We haven’t been scoring much either.”Sean Manaea (10-7) bounced back from a shaky outing in Colorado, pitching effectively into the seventh inning and allowing one run while frequently working through traffic. He gave up five hits, struck out five and walked two.Toronto starter Marcus Stroman (4-8) allowed seven runs and 11 hits in five innings.”They did a great job of putting the ball in play, early in the count and late in the count http://www.oriolesfanproshop.com/authentic-chance-sisco-jersey ,” Stroman said. ”Frustrating. My stuff felt great.”Oakland backed Manaea with plenty of offense, most of it supplied from the bottom half of the lineup. The final five A’s batters combined for 11 hits and drove in seven runs.”We don’t have a lot of experience overall in our lineup but we have guys that can swing it and guys that can hit up and down,” Lucroy said. ”It’s really cool to be a part of. Whenever you have that kind of depth in your lineup it’s devastating for starting pitchers that we’re facing.”Lucroy, the No. 8 hitter, had a two-run single in the second, an RBI double in the fourth and an RBI single in the sixth.Barreto followed Lucroy in the lineup and had a two-run double in the sixth and homered in the eighth. Barreto started in place of All-Star second baseman Jed Lowrie.Russell hit his ninth homer, a two-run drive off Ryan Buchter, in the eighth.ROSTER MOVESThe A’s made a flurry of moves after the game. CF Dustin Fowler was optioned to Triple-A Nashville. OF Boog Powell was reinstated from the disabled list and sent to Nashville. RHP Carlos Ramirez was designated for assignment.THIS AND THATMelvin’s 601st career win as manager of the A’s moved him into sole possession of third place on the franchise list. … Oakland 3B Matt Chapman has reached base in a career-high 18 consecutive games. … Martin’s home run was his 63rd with the Blue Jays, tying him with J.P. Arencibia for second-most in team history by a catcher. … Randal Grichuk has 10 extra-base hits in his last 13 games.TRAINER’S ROOMBlue Jays: 2B Lourdes Gurriel Jr. was put on the disabled list with a high ankle sprain and bruised knee. … RHP Danny Barnes was activated after spending more than a month on the disabled list with left knee tendinitis.Athletics: OF Chad Pinder, who injured his left elbow in a car accident in Colorado, has been taking groundballs and could begin swinging a bat Friday. … RHP Daniel Gossett underwent Tommy John surgery. … RHP Andrew Triggs (right arm nerve irritation) played catch for the second time in three days but has yet to throw off a mound.UP NEXTBlue Jays: No starter had been named for Thursday’s game in Seattle.Athletics: LHP Brett Anderson (2-3, 5.55) faces the Detroit Tigers at the Coliseum on Friday. Both of Anderson’s wins have come since he came off the disabled list July 8.—

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