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- Orioles 6, Mets 3: For the Mets, their 8-game winning streak had to end sometime, and that sometime was last night against the Orioles in a rematch of the 1969 World Series. Alay Soler struggled at the start of the game, but it he pitched well enough to give the Mets a chance for their 9th straight victory. Aaron Heilman blew the save and the Mets chances at victory in the 7th inning when he allowed 4 runs.

- Yankees 7, Nationals 5: The last time the Yankees played baseball in Washington D.C. was 35 years ago against the Washington Senators. That game in 1971 ended in a forfeit after a fan ran off with 1st base. While the Senators were winning 7-5 with only one out to go, the official score of the game was Yankees 9, Senators 0. It was also the last forfeit in the Majors. The player of the game last night was Bernie Williams. The relatively ancient outfielder was 4-5 with 3 runs and 2 RBI, including the go-ahead home run in the 9th inning. Alex Rodriguez proved to be the most un-clutch player ever again, this time away from The Bronx. With bases loaded and two out in the 8th, he struck out to end the threat. Bernie Baseball was more clutch in the win than A-Rod has been his brief career with the Yankees.

- That crashing sound you hear is the weekend ratings for the US Open at Winged Foot. Tiger Woods missed his first cut in a major since 1996 (that's 39 straight cuts for those counting at home), shooting a 12-over 152. Steve Stricker leads the Open with a 1-under 139 going into the weekend. Colin Montgomerie is one shot behind Stricker and Phil Mickelson, who is looking for his 3rd straight Major, is 4 strokes back.

- Comets 72, Liberty 58: The Liberty lose again. At this point, they should be called the Lady Knicks. Or should the Knicks be the Male Liberty. Hmm...perhaps that's unfair to the Liberty.

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