- Yankees 10, White Sox 3: When Mike Mussina pitches well these days, he doesn't last too long. He cruised into the seventh inning in Chicago on Thursday before being derailed and helping give up a one-run lead. That didn't stop the Yankees, who used a Bobby Abreu double to take the lead for good in the eighth. Thinks got dicey with Kyle Farnsworth's appearance in the bottom of the inning, but an Alex Rodriguez grand slam in the ninth put the game out of reach. As Abreu has performed better, so have the Yankees, who have won three straight and two straight series. Looking to the future, they just missed out on Seton Hall Prep star Rick Porcello and settled for N.C. State pitcher Andrew Brackman with the 30th overall pick in the First-Year Player Draft earlier in the day..
- Phillies 6, Mets 3: This series won't be in the old time capsule. Three times the Mets held leads, and three times the Mets lost. Speaking of threes, not even back-to-back-back homers could lift the Mets in the series finale. In three games, the Mets' bullpen lost a lead late twice -- and on Tuesday, the lead disappeared in the third inning. Closer Billy Wagner gave up a game-tying home run to Pat Burrell in the ninth inning, and the Phillies took the lead for good in the 10th inning. Philadelphia's only five games back in the National League East, and the Mets have lost four straight. Before the game, the Mets took Edward Kunz of Oregeon State in the draft.
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