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  • Phillies 3, Mets 2: With Shawn Green's weak ground ball to shortstop, the Mets appeared ready to tie the game. With runners on first and third and one out in the ninth, Endy Chavez jogged home as the tying run. But Marlon Anderson, who was on first, blatantly -- and unnecessarily -- pushed Tadahito Iguchi with two hands. Umpire C.B. Bucknor called interference and the automatic double play, ending the game.

    Thanks in part to to Anderson's stupidity, this series has gone as bad as possible for Mets. They've lost the first three games and now lead the division by only three. They've wasted strong starting pitching performances the last two nights. Good news? Orlando Hernandez faces Kyle Lohse Thursday.

  • Yankees 4, Red Sox 3: Too bad the Yankees stunk up the joint in Anaheim and Detroit last week. They've won the first two games of this series with Boston and now trail the Red Sox by six games. Even if they complete the sweep Thursday, they'll be down five games. If they lose, it'll be back to seven, so they shouldn't entertain any delusions of winning the division. Roger Clemens took a no-hitter into the sixth. Kyle Farnsworth returned to his evil form but was bailed out by Mariano Rivera. Chien-Ming Wang faces Curt Schilling in the finale.
  • Staten Island 14, Aberdeen 4: Donald Hollingsworth stole the show until he got pulled from the game. He had two hits, two runs and an RBI before being pinch hit for.

  • Hudson Valley 2, Brooklyn 1: All the scoring happened in the first. That means the Cyclones held a lead, but only briefly.
  • Roger Federer wore all black and cruised into the third round at the U.S. Open, beating Chilean qualifier Paul Capdeville. He'll draw American John Isner in the third round Saturday. Serena Williams also won in the night session. During the day, Federer's foil, Rafael Nadal, struggled with a knee injury but still beat Australian wild card Alun Jones. That doesn't bode well for his chances.