• Yankees 6, Orioles 4: Here are the Yankees' most recent for series: sweep of Twins, swept by Angels, sweep of Tigers, sweep of Orioles. Taking care of Baltimore is the least impressive of those -- well, maybe losing three straight to the Angels is less impressive -- but the Yankees will take it. They're now 20 games over .500 and looking better than they have in several seasons. Alex Rodriguez started the scoring with an RBI single in a four-run fourth. A.J. Burnett pitched seven innings of two-run ball.

  • Nationals 3, Mets 1: Which is more embarrassing: Losing two of three to the Nationals or having a team vice president challenge Minor Leaguers to a fight? Does it matter? The Mets are 44-50 and 10 games back in the National League East and 7 1/2 games out of the wild-card race. Tony Bernazard's means of management really don't mean much in the short-term scheme of things. Good news? Mike Pelfrey's ERA is under 5.00 -- at 4.99. The Mets also did get four hits. That's not terrible for them, either.

  • Liberty 77, Sky 70: Sidney Spencer scored 12 of 15 points in the fourth quarter as the Liberty got within two games of .500.
Photograph of Robinson Cano (24) and Nick Swisher celebrating as Alex Rodriguez (13) and Derek Jeter look on by Kathy Willens/AP