Photograph of Jose Reyes crashing into the Braves' Chipper Jones by John Bazemore/AP

  • Mets 9 Atlanta 5: For once it was another team’s bullpen that blew it. Atlanta gave up four runs in the eighth to propel the Mets to victory. Daniel Murphy had a key two-run double to break a 5-5 tie and Jose Reyes and David Wright added RBI’s to provide some insurance. Brian Stokes came in and got the last six outs to preserve the win. Philadelphia lost, so the Mets climbed back into first by 1/2 a game and Milwaukee lost again, making the wild card a distinct fallback position.
  • Yankees 3 Baltimore 2: Is it too little too late? Of course it is, but the Yankees seem intent to close Yankee Stadium on a high note. More absurdly, Carl Pavano is now 4-1 for New York. Robinson Cano added a home run for the Yankees.