- Yankees 12, Royals 11: Coming up six times in a nine-inning game is tough enough. Getting a hit in each of those at-bats is almost unheard of. Johnny Damon did just that, however, tying an American League record for a nine-inning game and matching a Yankees record for most in any game. His sixth hit was the sweetest, as it was a line-drive single in the bottom of the ninth that plated Wilson Betemit for the game-winning run. The Yankees twice fell behind by four runs and trailed, 11-10, entering the ninth after Mariano Rivera allowed a rare home run. Then Jorge Posada tied it with a home run off the facing of the loge deck in right field. Not too often you see that or home runs that travel to the left-field bleachers, like Alex Rodriguez's did in the seventh. The offense canceled out a poor effort by Andy Pettitte, who allowed 10 of the 11 Kansas City runs. Joba Chamberlain makes his second big-league start Sunday.
- Padres 2, Mets 1 (10 innings): For a West Coast road trip that was supposed to cure all that ailed the Mets, this one is not finishing strong. After taking two of three in San Francisco, the Mets have dropped three straight down the coast in San Diego. This one ended when Pedro Feliciano allowed a homer to Scott Hairston leading off the 10th. This means the Mets have now played 28 innings in Petco Park and scored three runs. Of course that stadium suppresses offense, but not that much, right? Oliver Perez managed 5 1/3 innings (89 pitches) of one-run ball, but the Mets offense was held in check by Cha Seung Baek, hardly a world-beater. Adding injury to insult was Ryan Church's worsening concussion situation. Do the Mets still think they handled that right when they let him fly to Colorado and pinch-hit?
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