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  • Mets 4, Dodgers 3: The performance of the Mets bullpen and of Carlos Delgado haven't exactly inspired fear recently, so when Orlando Hernandez pitched deep into the game and Delgado actually hit, things were going pretty well. Hernandez threw for 7 great innings, allowing only 2 runs by the Dodgers and retired 12-straight at one point. Delgado used the game to break out of a 0-19 slump at the plate. Dropped all the way down to 6th in the lineup after Jeff Conine, Delgado got a two-out bases loaded single in the 5th inning to drive in two Mets runs. Delgado was in such a slump that Los Angeles actually walked Conine to pitch to him. Jose Reyes stole his 70th base in the game while Aaron Heilman picked up his 1st save of the season, closing in place of Billy Wagner who has "dead arm".

  • Yankees 7, Tigers 2: If only the Yankees could spend some of their millions to clone Chien-Ming Wang over and over again, their starting rotation would be set. Wang won his 15th game of the season, but more importantly, he ate up innings after Friday night's marathon by pitching 8 innings of 5 hit ball, only allowing 1 earned run. The Yankees scored 4 runs in the 6th inning off back-to-back triples by Melky Cabrera and Johnny Damon. Cabrera's triple was with bases loaded and Damon's came after a missed catch by Detroit centerfielder Curtis Granderson. Damon also had a home run in the game.

  • Revolution 2, Red Bulls 1: Sometimes losses in soccer are unfairly blamed on a goalie. Last night Red Bulls goalie Jon Conway really was to blame. With a tie score in the 80th minute, Red Bulls defender Carlos Mendes passed the ball back to Conway, but the keeper misjudged the ball, which ended up rolling into his own goal. Despite the loss, the Red Bulls are in a good position to make the playoffs.

  • Cyclones 14, Lake Monsters 3: The Cyclones avenged two losses at the hands of the Lake Monsters on Friday with 14 runs on 14 hits Saturday. The bulk of the scoring came in the 2nd inning seven Brooklyn players scored.

  • Spinners 6, S.I. Yankees 3: This game was never in question as Lowell scored three runs in both the 3rd and 4th innings.

  • AVP Brooklyn Open: Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers defeated Aaron Wachtfogel and Scott Wong, 23-21, 24-22, for their 9th title this season.

  • Jets 20, Giants 12: We don't need this game to tell us who the best football team in New York is. That's an easy question - the Buffalo Bills! Well, in the battle for the downstate fans, the Jets won the annual pre-season game this year. It might not have without Kellen Clemens, who led the Jets to two third quarter touchdowns. The Giants first-team offensive unit was able to control the ball while they were in, tallying 21 minutes of possession in the first half. Aside from a 79-yard TD pass on their first play from scrimmage, the Jets 1st team offense was unable to get a 1st down during the first half.