• Yankees 2, Blue Jays 1: Well, maybe not. But the healthy -- for now -- Carl Pavano has two wins in his two starts this season. He pitched six innings of one-run ball in front of an appreciative crowd at Yankee Stadium to keep his team within six of the Red Sox in the American League wild-card race. The bad news is that Pavano's peripheral stats aren't so great -- he only struck out one Friday -- but Pavano can't be complaining about such small problems. The Yankees scored the the decisive run on an exciting sacrifice fly in the fourth inning. The suspense wasn't over until Mariano Rivera got the final five outs of the game. Three of those were strikeouts.

  • Mets 5, Marlins 4: One strike away from defeat, the Mets got a big strike from Carlos Beltran. He hit a two-out grand slam in the top of the ninth inning to propel the Mets to a win over Florida. With Philadelphia's loss, New York is now 1 1/2 games in front in the National League East. The bullpen looked shaky again, though. Oliver Perez (five walks) was lucky to get through six innings and allow two runs.

  • At the U.S. Open, Andy Roddick rallied from down a set and a break to beat Latvia's Ernests Gulbis. Both players played into the morning on Saturday, which was Roddick's 26th birthday and Gulbis' 20th.