-Red Sox 9 Yankees 3: For five innings it seemed like the Yankees might pull off an improbable sweep. They led Boston 3-1 heading into the sixth, but Jaret Wright suddenly lost control of his fastball and Boston jumped all over him and two subsequent relievers to cruise to a 9-3 victory. The loss leaves New York with a ½ game lead in the AL East.
Before the game, the Yankees learned that Gary Sheffield will require surgery on his injured wrist and will be out until September. With both of their corner outfielders out for a significant portion of the season, the Yankees will probably turn to the trade market soon. Melky Cabrera has been great, but even with him in the lineup; the Yankees are still a hitter short. Bernie Williams is no longer an everyday player and Bubba Crosby doesn’t hit enough to play regularly.
-Mets 7 Arizona 1: Orlando Hernandez was dominant, giving up only three hits to his former team in his first complete game since September, 2000 when he was with the Yankees. It was also the Mets' first complete game of the season. El Duque allowed only two walks in the outing and he got all the run support he would need in the 5th inning when the Mets scored 4 runs. Carlos Beltran hit his 15th home run of the year (he had 16 last year) and Endy Chavez has 3 RBI’s.