- Astros 7, Mets 3: The three solo home runs surrendered by Pedro Martinez didn't help, and the grand slam Aaron Heilman served up to Mark Loretta obviously decided the game. But it turned when the Mets loaded the bases with none out in the seventh inning and got nothing. The culprits? Endy Chavez, who struck out swinging; David Wright, who grounded out; and then Carlos Delgado, who flew out to left. Two of the Mets' three runs were knocked in by their dynamic duo of Fernando Tatis and Damion Easley. In other bad news, the Mets learned Friday that John Maine will miss his next start with shoulder stiffness. Johan Santana faces Roy Oswalt on Saturday.
- Angels 1, Yankees 0: The Yankees were lucky enough to get a great start from Sidney Ponson -- seven scoreless innings. But Mariano Rivera gave up the game's only run in the ninth to send his team to its second straight loss and its fifth in sixth games. The bats couldn't solve Ervin Santana. Los Angeles of Anaheim stays in town for two more days, and the Yankees head to Southern California next weekend. They may want to figure out how to beat the Halos.
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