New York Mets defeat San Diego Padres, 7-2

On a historic night in baseball, the Mets cemented a little history of their own in their new backyard.

Oliver Perez turned boos into cheers with six innings of one-run ball, and Jose Reyes would've made Jackie Robinson proud by scoring from first base on a passed ball as the Mets posted their first win at Citi Field Wednesday night with a 7-2 rout of the Padres. "No doubt, that was exciting," Reyes said after the Mets evened their record at 4-4. "We lost the first game...

The same jersey hung in every locker before Wednesday night's game against the Padres: a home white with no name on the back that looked like it had come straight from the team store near the front of Citi Field. But the number on the back of each jersey - 42 - required no explanation.

Major League Baseball played under the banner of Jackie Robinson Wednesday night, 62 years to the day that he broke the color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Every player on every team...