• Yankees 9 Mets 1: The final score may not have been close, but the Mets threw the game away by committing three errors in the second inning. The first one, a wild throw by David Wright is somewhat understandable, he had picked the ball up barehanded and was off-balance as he threw it. That put Melky Cabrera on second and he scored when Ramiro Pena blooped a double down the rightfield line. Pena then scored when C.C. Sabathia hit a single up the middle to make it 2-0 Yankees.

    And that should have been it in the second. Brett Gardner singled Sabathia to third, but Johnny Damon hit a perfect double-play ball to Alex Cora and Cora inexplicably threw it wide of second. That allowed Sabathia to score and put Gardner on third. That made it 3-0 and the Yankees added another run when Nick Evans couldn’t handle a routine grounder to first.

    That’s all the support C.C. Sabathia needed as he pitched seven innings, the first four of them perfectly. Gary Sheffield ended Sabathia’s bid at perfection with a big homer in the fifth, but that was the entire Mets’ offense. Gardner and A-Rod added home runs in the eighth to put the Yankees up 7-1. Gardner hit a triple in the ninth; his fifth hit of the game, to drive in a run and scored on Johnny Damon’s double to complete the scoring.

  • Indiana 82 Liberty 81 (OT): The Liberty cruised to a 10-point halftime lead and held a 3-point lead with 30 seconds left, but they could not prevail. Shameka Christon had 20 points, but missed the game-winning shot at the buzzer.

  • At The NHL Draft: The Islanders did the right thing and took John Tavares at the top of the draft and then traded up to get defenseman Calvin de Haan. The Rangers took an American high school player, Chris Kreider, the fastest skater in the draft. Kreider will attend B.C. next year and has been called the best New England prospect since Brian Leetch. The Devils stuck to a recent pattern and traded up to select Sweedish centerman Jacob Josefson.