2006_04_syankeeslogo.jpg-Royals 5 Yankees 0: Kansas City may be the doormat of the American League, but they have played tough against New York for two consecutive nights. Tuesday it was all about the pitching. Jorge De La Rosa came in and pitched the first 5 2/3 innings and Tood Wellemeyer went the last 3 1/3 to give Kansas City the shutout victory. Derek Jeter had an infield single to extend his hitting streak and move into a virtual tie for the batting race.

-Mets/Braves ppd: Rain in Queens forced the game to be postponed before it even started. The teams will play a doubleheader tomorrow.

-Staten Island and Brooklyn also rained out: Apparently we need more tarps around here.

-U.S. Open shortened by (wait for it) rain: Jelena Jankovic destroyed Elena Demenieva 6-2 6-1 to reach the semifinals. Weather permitting, expect a busy Wednesday at the King Tennis Center.