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Yankees again atop list of most valuable

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Forbes ranked the Yankees as baseball’s most valuable team for the 20th straight year. The Rangers were 11th. The top five and Texas teams (in billions):

Rk. Team Value

1. NY Yankees $3.7B

2. LA Dodgers $2.75B

3. Boston $2.7B

4. Chicago Cubs $2.675B

5. San Francisco $2.65B

11. Rangers $1.55B

13. Houston $1.45B

Yoenis Cespedes homered in his first three atbats in the Mets’ 14-4 victory over the Phillies.

PHILADELPH­IA — Yoenis Cespedes hit three of New York’s seven homers, doubled and drove in five runs, helping the Mets beat the Philadelph­ia Phillies 14-4 Tuesday night.

Cespedes fell down on a wild swing on the first pitch he saw, then hit a three-run homer to straightaw­ay center field off Clay Buchholz in the first inning. He connected to deep left in the fourth off Adam Morgan and drove another one way out to left against Morgan in the fifth.

Cespedes hit three homers once before, at Colorado on Aug. 21, 2015. He’s the first Mets player to do it twice.

Lucas Duda hit two homers Tuesday and Asdrubal Cabrera and Travis d’Arnaud also homered for New York, which has 46 homers in its last 21 games at Citizens Bank Park.

Both starting pitchers left early because of injuries. Right-hander Buchholz injured his pitching arm in the third inning, and Mets starter Matt Harvey exited with tightness in his left hamstring in the sixth.

Posey on DL after beaning: San Francisco catcher Buster Posey was placed on the seven-day disabled list with concussion symptoms a day after he was struck in the helmet by a fastball from Arizona’s Taijuan Walker.

Group protests logo at Indians’ home opener: Organizers protesting the Cleveland Indians’ use of the Chief Wahoo logo have asked to be involved in talks with Major League Baseball about changes to the contentiou­s symbol.

A group asking the Indians to abolish the red-faced, smiling logo and their nickname gathered outside Progressiv­e Field on Tuesday before the club’s home opener against the Chicago White Sox.

The Indians have reduced their usage of the Wahoo logo, but it still appears on some game caps and jerseys.

Cat takes the field: A cat ran onto the field midway through the Marlins’ home opener against Atlanta. After crawling up the center-field wall, the cat appeared to get stuck in the animatroni­c home run sculpture.

AROUND THE MAJORS

Atlanta: OF Matt Kemp was placed on the 10-day disabled list retroactiv­e to Saturday because of a right hamstring strain.

Cincinnati: RHP Rookie Davis left in the fifth inning with a bruised right forearm after being struck by a pitch from Pittsburgh’s Jameson Taillon.

Colorado: RHP Jon Gray had his flowing locks trimmed for charity, donating 8 inches of hair to a nonprofit that provides hairpieces to children suffering from medical hair loss.

Seattle: SS Jean Segura went on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.

Washington: Bryce Harper walked three times and doubled to reach base in nine straight plate appearance­s going back to Monday, tying a career high.

 ?? Drew Hallowell/Getty Images ?? Yoenis Cespedes connects on the first of his three homers for the Mets, a first-inning drive to straightaw­ay center field off Phillies starter Clay Buchholz. Cespedes’ other two homers came off Adam Morgan.
Drew Hallowell/Getty Images Yoenis Cespedes connects on the first of his three homers for the Mets, a first-inning drive to straightaw­ay center field off Phillies starter Clay Buchholz. Cespedes’ other two homers came off Adam Morgan.

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