2006_04_syankeeslogo.jpg-Yankees 6 White Sox 5: Don’t let the score fool you, this game was a pitchers’ duel. For the first seven innings, runs were at a premium as Jose Contreras and Randy Johnson both made really only one mistake each. In the eighth, New York appeared to have blown the game open with three runs against the Chicago bullpen, but Mariano Rivera gave up three consecutive singles and the White Sox loaded the bases with no outs. After giving up two runs, Rivera came out on top of a great battle with A.J. Pierzynski to save the game and bring the Yankees within 1 1/2 games of Boston.

-Mets 6 Cubs 3: Was it interference? It certainly looked like Xavier Nady slid into the fielder and not into second, but the umpires ruled it was legal and it allowed the Mets to add to their lead. Billy Wagner proved once again that he doesn’t like being used in non-save situations. With a four-run lead, Wagner gave up a leadoff double before settling down and allowing only one run.

-Brooklyn 5 Williamsport 3: The Cyclones scored single runs in the eighth and ninth to win the game.

-Staten Island 5 Oneonta 3: The Baby Bombers pounded twelve hits en route to the victory.