• Yankees 9 Toronto 2: Alex Rodriguez didn’t hit a home run, ending his streak at five-straight games. He did manage two hits, but it was some other Yankees that shouldered the offensive load for a change.

    Johnny Damon had a great game, going 3-for-5 and making an outstanding catch. Jason Giambi woke his slumbering bat with a grand slam and Jorge Posada added two hits and a home run. Phil Hughes did just enough and was helped by some great defensive plays as he allowed six baserunners, but only one run over six innings.

  • Braves 13 Mets 5: This was one to forget as the Braves jumped all over El Duque and pounded out 13 hits. On the plus side, the Phillies lost, so the lead remains at six games and the magic number is down to thirteen.
  • Some Jets and Giants News: The Patriots are apparently guilty of videotaping the Jets’ signals (hello, Belicheat headlines!) while Eli Manning’s shoulder looked better than expected to Dr. Andrews.
  • Nothing to do with New York City, but this is great news

Photograph of New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick (left) shaking hands with Jets coach Eric Mangini after Sunday's Jets loss to the Pats by Mel Evans/AP