-Yankees 10 Indians 4: Until he hit the eighth inning, Randy Johnson looked like his former self. Mixing fastballs and sliders with precision, Johnson dominated Cleveland holding them hitless until the fifth and off the scoreboard until the seventh. He left after 7 2/3 innings having allowed three earned runs and striking out five.
Jason Giambi got the Yankees going with his 26th home run of the season, a two-run blast, and they took advantage of the sloppy Indians’ defense to add three more runs in the fifth. By the end of the sixth, they led 7-0 and cruised to the finish.
-Mets 7 Pirates 5: New York took a 7-2 lead and held on to get their third win over Pittsburgh in four games. With a 12-½ game lead, the game was almost an afterthought to the news that Pedro Martinez is going on the DL and Mike Pelfrey will be recalled to start on Saturday.
Pedro is DL’ed back to June 29th, which means he can come back and pitch in the series after the All-Star break. As for Pelfrey, Mets’ fans have been eagerly anticipating his debut. With an eye-popping 103 K’s in 88 innings, Pelfrey certainly has the numbers, but it is important to remember that he has not pitched above AA yet. There is little doubt that his future is bright, the question is if he is ready to shine now.
-Brooklyn 1 Staten Island 0: The Cyclones held the Baby Bombers to only one hit.