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  • Nationals 10, Mets 9: Willie Randolph better be queuing up a tape of the 2006 Cardinals' September. Back then, they didn' t pitch, lost a ton of games down the stretch, and looked dead entering the playoffs. This year's Mets can identify. They can't seem to do anything right. Even with a six-run ninth-inning rally, the Mets came up one run short. At least Philadelphia lost to Atlanta -- still feels weird to root for the Braves, of course -- meaning the Mets and their two-game lead are closer to the division title despite their ineptitude. Philip Humber will be on the mound as the Mets try to avoid the sweep Wednesday.

  • Devil Rays 7, Yankees 6 (10 innings): Kei Igawa -- remember him? -- turned in five shutout innings. As rare as that is, it doesn't automatically give the Yankees a win. Brian Bruney allowed a grand slam in middle relief and then Jeff Karstens gave up a walkoff home run in the bottom of the 10th. Detroit won, delaying the Yankees' clinching for another day, at least.