- Yankees 5 White Sox 1:If the Yankees are going to get off the deck and get back into playoff contention, they will need a lot more nights like this. Chien-Ming Wang was brilliant, going the distance while allowing only one run and six baserunners. Wang also struck out four as he cruised to an easy win, his fifth of the season.
The Yankees scored the bulk of their runs in the fourth. Johnny Damon doubled in Miguel Cairo and A-Rod drove Damon and Jeter in with a single, but he didn’t hustle enough out of the box and got thrown out at second. After Posada got on, Hideki Matsui lifted a sac-fly to the outfield and Abreu scored when Posada drew the throw to second. Bobby Abreu completed the scoring with his 3rd home run of the year in the eighth.
In off the field news, both Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte threw bullpens today and should be ready to start against the Pirates this weekend. Mike Mussina will take the mound tonight as the Yankees go for the series win.
- Phillies 4 Mets 2: The Mets have hit their first speed bump of the season, losing their third-straight and fourth in five games. Old buddy, Jimmy Rollins provided the big shot, a three-run home run in the seventh off of Aaron Heilman. Endy Chavez strained his hamstring in the game and is listed as day-to-day right now, but it looked a lot worse than that.
- Islanders Buy Out Yashin: On a night that Anaheim won the Stanley Cup, the Islanders ended their association with captain Alexi Yashin, buying out the final four years of his ten-year deal. The move may give the club the money to keep Ryan Smyth or Jason Blake, but we wonder if they will be doing something similar with Rick DiPietro and his fifteen-year deal in the future?
- Red Bulls 2 Toronto 1: Juan Pablo Angel scored both goals for the Red Bulls as the overcame a 1-0 deficit.
Last Night's Action: A Complete Win
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