The Mets stunned the defending champion San Francisco Giants with a three-run ninth to take the opener of their series 5-2. Anthony Pagan's two-run homer had given New York a 2-1 lead in the 5th, but the Giants tied things up in the 6th off of R.A. Dickey and that's where things remained until the 9th. Scott Hairston led off with a home run off of Brian Wilson to give New York the lead. An error allowed Pagan to reach second base and Carlos Beltran singled him home for a two-run lead. Beltran advanced to second on a single and scored when Nick Evans hit a two-out single to center. That gave New York a three-run lead and K-Rod pitched a perfect 9th for his 23rd save of the season.

The LIberty pulled out a close win over San Antonio 76-73 thanks to 20 points from Cappie Poindexter.