• Twins 9, Mets 0: Jorge Sosa has had good starts this season, but this wasn't one of them. The defense has played near flawless baseball, but it didn't Tuesday. The Mets offense has had its ups and downs, but its efforts in this loss rank among the season's worst. The Mets managed four hits, got only one runner to second base and made Johan Santana, albiet an American League Cy Young Award winner, throw only 92 pitches to earn the shutout. At one point in this game, Santana had been to bat twice before Shawn Green, the Mets No. 7 hitter, made his first trip to the plate. Most troubling was the Mets play in the field. David Wright made two errors -- and threw his glove into the stands after the second -- and the Carlos Beltran and Carlos Delgado each tossed one in. The two teams play a rubber game Wednesday.

  • Rockies 3, Yankees 1: This game looked nothing like the Yankees' trip to Denver in 2002, when the two teams combined to score 70 runs and the Yankees rolled to a sweep. Mike Mussina pitched capably but Josh Fogg was better, allowing a run in the second during seven innings of work. The Yankees had the bases loaded for Jorge Posada in the eighth, but that threat evaporated when Jorge Posada grounded out to short.

  • Cyclones 5, S.I. Yankees 1: What started as a pitchers' duel ended as an easy win for the Cyclones as both teams opened their short-season Class A schedules. Edgar Ramirez got the win in relief by throwing two innings of shutout ball.