2006_04_syankeeslogo.jpg-Blue Jays 7, Yankees 5: No one cared about the score, but Derek Jeter's 1-for-5 performance cost him a chance at the American League batting crown. Minnesota's Joe Mauer took it home. As overrated a baseball statistic as batting average is -- on-base percentage is a better indicator of a player's value -- Jeter surely wanted the title. This has been the best season of his career -- in large part because of his on-base percentage -- but Jeter said he's worried about the playoffs. He and the Yanks shouldn't be upset at their matchup. Detroit's loss Sunday relegated the Tigers to the wild card and set up a Yankees-Tigers three-of-five series set to begin Tuesday night. The Yankees would have drawn the Twins -- who will play the A's -- and likely Cy Young Award winner Johan Santanna if the Tigers hadn't been swept this weekend.

-Mets 6, Nationals 2: From the Mets' persepctive, the only notable part of this game was Cliff Floyd's return to the lineup. Bothered by a left achilles tendon injury, Floyd hit leadoff to get extra plate appearances. He'll know Monday if he'll play in Game 1 of the playoffs on Wednesday, but the Mets know they'll welcome the Dodgers, the wild card winner. San Diego's win clinched them the NL West; they'll play the Cardinals.

2006_09_nycfunclub.jpg-NYC Fun Club 6, John Cougar Mellencamps 5 (10 innings): The Chuck D cup was won by the NYC Fun Club (Brooklyn Kickball's best looking team?) in Brooklyn Kickball's finals. Both teams in the finals were in their first year in the league. The JCMs couldn't hold onto a 2-run 9th inning lead and looked fatigued as they played 18 innings straight. In their previous games, the JCMs defeated the defending champion Burninators in 8 innings and the Fun Club beat the Tigers.