- Yankees 8, Red Sox 7: Everything looked good for the Red Sox as they were playing last night's game. They were up 5.5 games on the Yankees and about to make it 6.5 when the top of the 8th came around and everything went south. Down by 5 runs, the Yankees scored 6 runs in the inning before making a single out. They started the scoring with back-to-back solo home runs by Jason Giambi and Robinson Cano and followed with a RBI single by Derek Jeter, a two-run double by Bobby Abreu to tie the game, and scored the go ahead run with an Alex Rodriguez single. The runs came off Hideki Okajima and Jonathan Papelbon, who were both unable to stop the Yankee hit parade. The runs were the first allowed by Papelbon, the Red Sox closer, in 16 2/3 innings.
With the win, the Yankees move to 4.5 games behind the Red Sox for the AL East lead. A win like this could make the rest of the series, and maybe the season, very interesting for the two teams.
- Phillies 3, Mets 2 (10 innings): What's with the Mets and their inability to beat the Phillies this season? It took 10 innings, but the Phillies eventually did what they do best - beat the Mets. The team has taken six straight games against the NL East leading Mets, including a 4-game sweep two weeks ago in Philadelphia. The Mets even had the lead in this game, but were unable to hold it, and simply gave the game away in the 10th. Mike DiFelice, who was in the game after Paul Lo Duca got ejected, dropped a foul ball, Aaron Heilman threw a ball into the outfield and eventually allowed the game-winning run to score via sac fly. Tom Glavine pitched well in the loss, allowing only 2 runs over 7 2/3 innings, David Wright homered to move within one home run of 30 steals and 30 home runs, and Moises Alou extended his hit streak to 18 games. The Mets lead over the Phillies is down to 5.5 games with the loss.
- Doubledays 4, Cyclones 1: The Cyclones jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the 1st inning, but were unable to keep the Doubledays from winning its first New York-Penn League Championship. It was the 6th time the Doubledays and manager Dennis Holmberg made the NYPL playoffs and pitcher Brett Cecil was a big part of last night's win. Cecil shut the Cyclones down, striking out 8 over 7 innings. Even Ramon Castro, on a rehab assignment from the Mets, couldn't help the Cyclones in the two-game sweep.
Photograph of Derek Jeter, left, Melky Cabrera, center, and Robinson Cano celebrating the Yankees' win by Elise Amendola/AP