• Mets 7, Rangers 1: With the rumors swirling about Willie Randolph's job, the Mets manager got help from an unlikely source. Oliver Perez threw seven innings of one-run ball -- against the best offense in the American League -- and the Mets got to talk about a win rather than why they appear to stink. An early lead was blown open when they scored four in the six. Perez's own RBI single capped the rally. The Mets are two games below .500.

  • Yankees 2, Astros 1: Joba Chamberlain continues to improve. He threw six innings of one-run ball -- he did walk four -- and then watched as Derek Jeter hit a go-ahead homer in the eighth inning. Jose Veras dominated for two innings before Kyle Farnsworth got the save in the ninth. Mariano Rivera didn't appear to be available -- he had pitched five times in six days. The Yankees are, believe it or not, two games over .500.