• Yankees 5 Minnesota 1: New York completed the sweep thanks to another great start from Mike Mussina. Mussina won his 13th game of the year by pitching eight innings while allowing only six base runners and zero runs. He also struck out seven batters. With probably 12 more starts left this season, Mussina has a shot at winning 20 games for the first time in his career.

    Robinson Cano continued his torrid hitting with a 2-for-4 day and Justin Christian making a rare start provided the big hit thanks to a huge mistake by a Twin. With one out and runners on first and second, Jose Molina hit a double-play ball, but Minnesota 2B Alexi Casilla didn’t make the pivot because he thought the out at second was the third of the innings. Christian’s hit broke up a scoreless game and propelled the Yankees to their sixth-straight win.

  • Mets 6 Philadelphia 3: Up by three heading into the ninth, the story was familiar but the results different this time as Billy Wagner shut the door 1-2-3 to get New York back in the win column. The Mets took the lead for good in the sixth thanks to a three-run homer from Jose Reyes. Reyes’ blast plated Damion Easley who reached base three times on the night. John Maine was victimized by back-to-back homers in the second but lasted seven innings while allowing three runs.
  • Liberty 80 Washington 73: New York jumped out to a nine-point lead in the first quarter and didn’t look back. Tiffany Jackson led the Liberty with 14 points.

Photograph of Mike Mussina leaving the pitcher's mound after the eighth inning by Bill Kostroun/AP