2006_09_syankeeslogo.jpg-Yankees 16 Tampa 1: How strange are these days for the Yankees? Well consider tonight when they used 17 position players, including Gary Sheffield at first and Mariano came in to pitch the seventh inning of the game. That’s what happens in the last week of September when you have the division wrapped up. Jaret Wright didn’t exactly dominate the Devil Rays, but he probably pitched well enough to win the job of fourth starter in the playoffs. Brian Bruney continued to impress with a 1-2-3 eighth. Robinson Cano went 2-4 to raise his average to .342 and move to within 2 plate appearances of qualifying for the batting title.

-Washington 7 Mets 3: New York ended their regular season home schedule with a loss. Tom Glavine, making what should be his last start until the playoffs, was shaky, yielding only four runs, but walking three and surrendering eight hits. Carlos Beltran returned to the lineup and went 0-1 with three walks while Jose Reyes brought his average above .300 with a 2-5 night.