• Mets 7, Marlins 2: Reports of Carlos Delgado's demise have been greatly exaggerated. At least for now. He hit two home runs as the Mets romped past the Marlins and moved 3 1/2 games in front of the Braves in the National League East. Delgado's poor play -- he has fewer homers than Damion Easley, after all -- had been a source of concern for the Mets. But his two-homer game backed John Maine, who looked much better, albeit against a much weaker team, than he has in his recent starts. The Mets seem to like playing in Florida; they've won six straight games in Miami.

  • Angels 3, Yankees 1: Who says a game's never decided in the first inning? Chien-Ming Wang allowed three runs in the top of the first, but his settling down after that couldn't help him or the Yankees, who dropped their second straight to Los Angeles of Anaheim. The Yankees couldn't touch Kelvim Escobar or the Angels bullpen, and they slipped 11 1/2 games behind the Red Sox, who beat Texas again on Saturday. With the Yankees drifting farther away in the American League East, they may have to start thinking wild card. But first they'll have to hit better.