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Power recognizes power

Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes celebrates with Travis d'Arnaud after the catcher's third-inning home run in Game 3. See the best images from the series. Full NLDS photo gallery

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The retiring Steve Spurrier didn't last long in the NFL, but it was long enough to create bad blood with the Jets. In 2003, the Redskins were dubbed the "Jetskins" after signing 4 of their free agents, including Laveranues Coles. Spurrier and Jets assistant Mike Westhoff had a heated exchange at a Miami restaurant when Spurrier bragged he was going to steal more free agents from New York.


Mets win one for Ruben Tejada

Instead of retaliating for Chase Utley's slide in Game 2 by conventional methods, the Mets let their bats show the Dodgers they won't be pushed around. New York pounded out 13 runs in Monday's Game 3 win. Monday's Top 5

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O'Connor: Mets good enough to win it all

The Mets didn't retaliate for Chase Utley's hard slide; they simply went out and won Game 3 to make a case that they're not just good enough to win this series, they're good enough to win it all.

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

Well, that was fun. With all the offense today it was like watching 1999 baseball again. Remember that 23-7 game between the Red Sox and Indians? So now the spotlight will return to Clayton Kershaw, pitching on three days' rest, just like last season when he lost 3-2 to the Cardinals. He's lost five straight postseason starts. No pressure.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

After enduring Adam Wainwright’s curveball to Carlos Beltran, two collapses, then six straight losing seasons, Mets fans had plenty to celebrate during the first postseason game in Queens in nine years. Following pregame introductions that included jeers for Chase Utley and cheers for Ruben Tejada, the Amazin’s blasted the Dodgers, 13-7, on Monday in Game 3 of the NLDS. The Mets took a 2-1 series lead and can advance with a win on Tuesday. The Mets established a franchise postseason scoring record. The previous mark came in a 12-5 NLCS win against the Cardinals on Oct. 15, 2006.