• Rockies 6, Yankees 1: Teams that headed to Denver used to be able to look forward to three games of productive offense. The Yankees have instead gotten two runs and two losses in two games. Maybe it's the humidor at work. Maybe it's the top-heavy offense not getting help from the bottom part of the order. Whatever the reason, the Yankees dropped two games to the Red Sox in the past two days and will need to win behind Roger Clemens on Thursday to avoid a sweep.

  • Twins 6, Mets 2: Reports of a Mets revival have been greatly exaggerated. Oliver Perez, one of their best performers all season, had his bad side show up, and the Mets dropped their sixth straight series. He needed 110 pitches to go through 5 1/3 innings while walking five batters. Sometimes this Perez is going to make an appearance, and the Mets would love to bail him out. Carlos Beltran did his best with three hits, but no one else stood up. The Mets have heard smatterings of boos at Shea this week, but they're still in first place.

  • S.I. Yankees 6, Cyclones 3: Home-field advantage means everything in short season baseball. These two teams switched venues and switched results. Philip Bartleski got the win in relief.

  • Liberty 76, Sun 73: The Liberty is so good it got away with spotting the Sun a 17-0 lead. Or the Sun is so bad that it let the Liberty come back from that deficit. Either way, this is probably as good as WNBA games get. It was allegedly seen by 6,154 people.