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Photograph of Jose Molina, center, congratulated (for being willing to be drilled by a pitch) by Johnny Damon, second left, Robinson Cano, left and Melky Cabrera, right, by Ed Betz/AP

  • Yankees 4, Athletics 3 (12 innings): This see-saw battle ended on a strange play: Jose Molina got hit by a pitch to force in the game-winning run. The Yankees had a 2-0 lead in this one but Jose Veras let it -- and a win for Joba Chamberlain -- get away. Then Mariano Rivera allowed a run in the ninth, and the Yankees appeared dead. But after a caught stealing and a groundout left the Yankees with two outs and no one on in the bottom of the inning, Robinson Cano doubled and Wilson Betemit singled him home. The Yankees knocked on the door after that in the ninth and then in the 10th and the 11th. They finally struck gold in the 12th and have won two straight following the All-Star break.
  • Reds 7, Mets 2: This was not a good game for the Mets, who hit into three double plays and basically saw everything go against them. They blew leads of 1-0 and 2-1. After David Wright's homer in the fourth, not much went right. Oliver Perez walked three in six innings and took the loss by allowing three runs. The bullpen decided to remove all the suspense.
  • Fever 71, Liberty 55: That historic outdoor game didn't go so well for the home team as the New York was trounced by Indiana. Perhaps the Liberty just couldn't adjust to the evening's steamy temps.
  • Red Bulls 2, Galaxy 2: A fabulous goal by Juan Pablo Angel went to waste when Landon Donovan scored an LA equalizer in the 92nd minute. Settling for a draw stinks, New York will tell you.