- Marlins 7, Mets 4: Who thought this bad dream would last this long? Needing a quality start from Oliver Perez to stop their bleeding, the Mets instead got a vintage -- as in 2005 -- effort in their fifth straight loss. Not even Byung-Hyun Kim could play the platelet to the Mets' open wound. The Marlins righty kept the Mets in check, and Oliver Perez lost control at the most critical points. Even David Wright, for so long a legitimate MVP candidate, made a critical misplay. With no out and the bases loaded, he fielded a one-hop grounder and threw home for the force. When the return throw came from catcher Paul Lo Duca, Wright inexplicably didn't step on the base and instead looked to tag the runner. Now, the Mets are inexplicably looking up at a playoff spot. Philadelphia's win put it one game up in the division with two games remaining. Remember when the Mets were trying to plan out their postseason rotation? Soon they might be able to work on their rotation for April.
- Orioles 10, Yankees 9 (10 innings): So ended the Yankees run of division titles. Mariano Rivera blew a save after Mike Mussina returned to his unimpressive self, and the Yankees proceeded to lose in 10 innings. They'll draw Cleveland in the first round of the playoffs, and Joe Torre will have to think about if he wants Mussina or Phil Hughes starting in the postseason.
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