• Mets 7, Marlins 6 (12 innings): One Johan Santana start plus not one but two last-chance comebacks equal a two-game winning streak and some signs of life from the Mets. Fernando Tatis, one of three reserves to knock in runs in Tuesday's win, hit a game-winning two-run double in the 12th. The game only went to extra innings because Endy Chavez hit a home run in the bottom of the ninth. Don't count on seeing Luis Castillo and Chavez homer in the same week again, much less the same day. Offense like that can cancel out another erratic start by Oliver Perez and the disappointment of seeing Duaner Sanchez allow a homer to Alfredo Amezaga in the top of the 12th. The Mets welcome the Dodgers for four starting Thursday, and, at one game under .500, they have a pulse.
  • Yankees 4, Orioles 2: Jason Giambi won't be sitting for Shelley Duncan anytime soon. He hit his 11th homer of the year -- Giambi, not Duncan -- as the Yankees avoided the sweep. Andy Pettitte turned in a solid start before Joba Chamberlain pitched two innings in relief. Mariano Rivera closed the door as Chamberlain threw more pitches in the bullpen. He could start as soon as next week. The Yankees get to spend a lovely off-day in Minnesota before playing four against the Twins.
Photograph of the Mets celebrating with Fernando Tatis, far right, who hit a game-winning, two-run double in the 12th inning by Kathy Willens/AP