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  • Mets 13, Nationals 10: After a game like this, the Mets can sit back and laugh. But during the contest, they could be forgiven for missing the humor. David Wright's two-run homer was one of his four hits and helped the Mets retake the lead after they blew a six-run advantage. Joe Smith got the win in relief for the second night in a row. Mike Pelfrey lasted five innings but allowed five runs and, in the discouraging department, did not strike out a batter. Aaron Heilman and Brian Stokes also struggled, but Luis Ayala was able to pitch an uneventful ninth. The Mets now lead the National League East by 3 1/2 games after Philadelphia lost to Florida.

  • Angels 4, Yankees 2: One team celebrated a playoff berth after this game. Two guesses as to which one it was. Andy Pettitte turned forth another lackluster outing. This season can't end soon enough. Fortunately for the Yankees, it won't be long now.