• 2006_04_syankeeslogo.jpgYankees 6, Blue Jays 4: The Yankees used some home runs and a bloop single to beat Toronto. Alex Rodriguez hit his 32nd home run of the season and career home run number 496, but it was Andy Phillips who delivered the go-ahead runs. With two outs in the 6th inning, Phillips broke a tie game with bloop single to center, scoring Jorge Posada and Robinson Cano. The two teams combined for six home runs (Hideki Matsui, Cano, and Rodriguez for the Yankees, Troy Glaus x 2 and Alex Rios for the Jays) to score the first eight runs of the game. Yankees' starter Kei Igawa needed 115 pitches to get through 5 innings in his 4th start back in the Majors. It's the 7th win in 9 games for the Yankees.
  • Padres 5, Mets 1: The Mets started a 7-game Southern California road trip with a loss to an overweight 40 year-old that pitches surprisingly well for his size and age. David Wells held the Mets to only one run in 6 innings. While the Mets only trailed by one run for most of the game, they seemed flat after their trip west, making two errors in the loss. Carlos Beltran continued to slump, going 0-4 in the game, making him 1-16 since the All-Star break. On the positive side, Jorge Sosa pitched well in his first start after returning from the DL. Things don't get any better for the Mets Tuesday when Jake Peavy takes the mound for the Padres.
  • SI Yankees 6, Lake Monsters 5: The scary Lake Monsters scored 4 runs in the top of the 9th to tie the game at 5, but the Yankees scored in the bottom of the inning to slay the beast.
  • Cyclones 4, Spikes 2: The Cyclones, who have the best record in the New York-Penn League, scattered four runs over four innings to beat State College.