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The New York Mets and Kansas City Royals opened the season against each other back in April in a rematch from last years World Series. Air Max invigor China .Its been mostly downhill from there.Beset by injuries and a general sense of malaise, the Royals and Mets would both miss the playoffs if the season ended now. Kansas City (57-60) is 7 + games behind the second wild card in the AL, and the Mets (59-58) are 2 + back in the NL.The last time both pennant winners from the previous season failed to make the playoffs was in 2007, when the Tigers and Cardinals fell short. The last time both finished below .500 was in 1994 (Blue Jays and Phillies) -- and in a non-strike year the last time was 1986 (Royals and Cardinals).While the Royals are facing an uphill climb, the Mets are still in the thick of the race for a wild card, but its been an ugly August for New York, which now trails St. Louis, Miami and Pittsburgh in the postseason race.With Matt Harvey, Yoenis Cespedes, David Wright and Lucas Duda all on the disabled list, New Yorks lineup looks nothing like it did during the run through last years postseason.The Royals can relate, with Mike Moustakas and Wade Davis both currently on the DL. Kansas City also had to deal with earlier injuries to Alex Gordon and Lorenzo Cain.The Mets did get Jose Reyes back from the DL over the weekend, and Cespedes is expected back soon.Were scratching and clawing right now, but we know that theres some reinforcements on the way, second baseman Neil Walker said.Here are a few other developments from around baseball:SECOND WINDThe Chicago Cubs are back on pace for over 100 wins after an 11-game winning streak that lasted until Saturday. The Cubs had a 5-15 stretch shortly before the All-Star break, which took some of the luster off their terrific start -- but after this recent surge, Chicago is 12 games ahead of second-place St. Louis in the NL Central.RUNNING AWAYThe Cleveland Indians have stolen an AL-best 95 bases this season, which is nine more than they had all of last year. The Indians are also stealing at an 81-percent clip. Rajai Davis (31 for 35), Jose Ramirez (18 for 23), Francisco Lindor (15 for 20) and Jason Kipnis (11 for 14) are all threats on the bases.Cleveland tied a team record with eight steals Friday night in a win over the Los Angeles Angels.FANTASY FOCUSAlex Rodriguezs departure from the New York Yankees doesnt change much from a fantasy perspective -- he wasnt playing a lot anyway. But if the youth movement is underway now, it certainly looked promising Saturday, when New Yorks Tyler Austin and Aaron Judge each homered in his first major league at-bat -- in back-to-back plate appearances.Judge is the more highly touted prospect -- he was ranked No. 42 on Baseball Americas midseason list and No. 18 by Baseball Prospectus at the beginning of the season. But its hard to ignore what Austin did at Triple-A this year, hitting .323 with 13 homers in only 57 games.LINE OF THE WEEKBrandon Crawford had seven hits in San Franciscos 14-inning win over Miami on Monday. Crawford became the first major leaguer with seven hits in a game since Pittsburghs Rennie Stennett in 1975. Remarkably, Crawford only scored one run Monday despite all those times on base. The next three hitters in the batting order were a combined 2 for 15, and the pitchers spot was next after them.Honorable mention goes to the three-homer games by Colorados Charlie Blackmon and Bostons Mookie Betts later in the week.---AP Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick contributed to this report. Air Maxim China . Speaking to the Chicago Tribune at baseballs Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Boras called the former home of the Expos a "tremendous environment" for baseball. Air Max 94 China . You can watch the game live on TSN at 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt. The Flyers had won seven of eight before dropping their last two outings on consecutive days over the weekend. Philadelphia was handed a 6-3 loss by the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday afternoon before dropping a 4-1 decision to the Rangers the following night in New York City. . Darren Helm scored on Detroits sixth attempt in the shootout and then Jonas Gustavsson stopped Andrew Shaws shot, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-4 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Former Jaguars offensive line coach George Yarno died on Monday after a three-year battle with stomach cancer, the team announced. He was 58 years old.The team released the following statement Monday night:Coach Yarnos loyal friendship and his infectious passion for coaching football were two of the many reasons he was so well-liked and well-respected. The entire Jaguars family was touched by his energy and he will be missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him.Though he hadnt coached since June 2014, Yarno was still under contract with the Jaguars while he was battling cancer so he could keep receiving salary and medical benefits. Yarno is survived by his wife, Cindy, his daughter, Adrianne, and sons Josh and George.Yarno was diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2014 and left the team before its mandatory minicamp that June to seek treatment. Assistant offensive lline coach Luke Butkus filled Yarnos role for the 2014 season and the team hired former Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone the following January. Air Max 180 II China. Yarno played 10 seasons in the NFL as an offensive lineman with Tampa Bay, Atlanta, Houston and Green Bay. He began his coaching career as an assistant coach with?Washington State?in 1991 and spent 17 seasons in the collegiate ranks with the Cougars,?Idaho, Houston, Arizona State and LSU.Yarno moved to the NFL in 2008 as the assistant offensive line coach in Tampa Bay. After one season with the Bucs -- where he was on the staff that also featured current Jags head coach Gus Bradley -- Yarno spent four seasons as the offensive line coach with the Detroit Lions before joining Bradleys staff in Jacksonville. ' ' '