• Orioles 5, Mets 4: Francisco Rodriguez had been all but perfect this season, but he looked mighty shaky in blowing turning a one-run lead into a walk-off loss. He walked in the tying run and then allowed Aubrey Huff -- future Met? -- to single in the winner. The critical play in the inning was Omir Santos' decision to try for the lead runner on a sacrifice bunt attempt with runners on first and second and no one out. That didn't work out well. Carlos Beltran, Alex Cora and Luis Castillo all had two hits in the loss.

  • Nationals 3, Yankees 0: This one was not worth the 5 1/2 hour rain delay. The Yankees' offense looked sluggish against a starter it hadn't seen before -- what else is new? -- and fell on getaway day. For the first time ever, a game was played without a home run at the new Yankee Stadium. the Yankees could have used some power. Brett Gardner knocked himself out making a catch and had to be carted off the field. The effort, which was hamstrung by the inclusion of Gardner, Francisco Cervelli and Ramiro Pena in the lineup, lead to the embarrassing series loss at the hands of the Nationals. And Cervelli has not been nearly as good as people say he has been --. 310 on-base percentage and a .306 slugging average. His OPS is 30 percent worse than the average hitter.