• Yankees 3, Red Sox 2: To answer the above question: Probably. But for one game -- the last regular-season contest between New York and Boston at Yankee Stadium -- the Yankees showed signs of life. Mike Mussina didn't get his 17th win -- 20 is looking less likely now -- but Jason Giambi picked up his team. He hit a pinch-hit, game-tying, two-run homer in the seventh inning. In the ninth, against Boston closer Jonathan Papelbon, Giambi snapped the 2-2 tie he created.

    The Yankees don't have much time to fool around. They are six games behind Boston in the wild-card race with 29 left on the schedule. That doesn't leave much room for error -- not every team being chased is the 2007 Mets. But with Boston struggling with almost as many injuries as the Yankees, stranger things have happened. The next challenge is a three-game series against the Blue Jays, who have managed to keep the Yankees' bats quiet this season.

  • At the U.S. Open on Thursday, No. 1 seed Ana Ivanovic is gone. She lost 188th-ranked Julie Coin. Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal had no problems. In action Friday: Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Lindsey Davenport and Andy Roddick.