-Yankees 9 Orioles 4: Sal Fasano became a Yankee because of his defense and not his hitting, but on Sunday he showed that he has some offensive skills too. Fasano went 2-4 with a three-run homer as New York cruised to an easy victory.
Derek Jeter extended his career-best hitting streak to 20 games and drove in four runs. It looked like Jaret Wright might actually pitch seven innings, but he tired and left the game after 6 1/3. Ron Villone gave up a home run, but the surprising Brian Bruney continued his drive for a spot on the playoff roster with 1 1/3 innings of perfect relief.
-Dodgers 9 Mets 1: This is why Mets fans are wary of starting Steve Trachsel in the playoffs. Trachsel was bombed for four runs on five hits and two walks as he didn’t even get through the third inning in the loss. For the second time this series the Dodgers won with a pitcher making his first career start. Eric Stults went six innings and Los Angeles’ pitching only allowed three hits while they shutdown the New York offense. Despite the loss, the Mets’ magic number went down to four.
-Federer wins the Open: It’s appropriate that Tiger Woods was in attendance, because he is the only other athlete in the world who dominates his sport the way Federer does. Roger won his third Grand Slam event of the year and his third consecutive U.S. Open with a 6-2 4-6 7-5 6-1 victory over Andy Roddick.
-SI Yanks 9 Brooklyn 0: The Baby Bombers made quick work of the Cyclones, scoring six in the third to sweep their playoff series.