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  • Mets 5, Nationals 0 (5 innings): John Maine lasted five innings. Normally that wouldn't that be that good, but then the rains came, the game was called 90 minutes later and Maine had a complete-game one-hitter. Don't look past Maine's battery-mate, Ramon Castro, who went 2-for-2 with a home run and has looked great when he's seen the time. Would the Mets be a better team with him as the regular catcher and Paul Lo Duca on the bench? Probably. They can afford to take the chance.

  • Yankees 10, Orioles 6: Johnny Damon stopped masquerading as a corpse -- for one day at least -- to help the Yankees salvage the finale from the three-game series in Baltimore. Chien-Ming Wang pitched like he has of late: well without dominating stuff. Bobby Abreu's awakening from a recent nap also helped matters. The Yankees are only four out in the wild-card race.

  • Sun 67, Liberty 61: New York has gone three weeks without a win. The Liberty shot only 37 percent from the floor and went 3-of-18 from outside. Things aren't looking good for Pat Coyle's crew.

  • Vermont 4, Brooklyn 1: Dylan Owen took his first loss -- and it was a tough-luck one -- by allowing two runs in 5 2/3 innings. His teammates only decided to score in the ninth.

  • Tri-City 10, Staten Island 5: The Baby Bombers rallied from a 5-1 deficit but then didn't have enough energy to battle back. Nicholas Chigges took the loss in relief.