2006_08_susopen.jpgHe's only won two matches, but Andre Agassi has already made his final U.S. Open memorable. Thursday's win over Marcos Baghdatis, the No. 8 player in the world, came after a tortuous match. After leading by two sets, Agassi dropped the third, but he rebounded to take a 4-0 lead in the fourth set. Baghdatis rallied to take that set and an early break in the fifth, but Agassi broke right back, and neither player lost his serve until Agassi broke Baghdatis to win 7-5. He'll next face Benjamin Becker, a qualifier, so a fourth-round match against Andy Roddick could be in the offing. No matter what fans thought of Agassi's earlier career, which included immaturity and a lack of success against some of the game's biggest stars (Pete Sampras), few should be in a rush to see Agassi leave.

-Yankees 6, Tigers 4: Randy Johnson pitched into the ninth and the Yankees took two of three from Detroit. They have now taken five of the seven meetings between the two clubs this season, and both losses included lost ninth-inning leads with Mariano Rivera still in the bullpen. With the Angels and their inexpliciable success over the Yankees on the outskirts of the playoff hunt, the Yankees should feel comfortable no matter who they play in the playoffs. That's assuming they get there.Baseball Prospectus says the odds are over 99 percent

-Rockies 8, Mets 4: No sweep for the Mets, who have a mich bigger game against Houston on Friday. Not because of any standings implications, but because Tom Glavine will be starting, and the Mets need to see what they can get out of their No. 2 starter for the playoffs.