Stop the presses! Derek Jeter's average is up to .283! (Jeter's career average? .313.) Jeter had three hits (including a triple) and three RBIs to help the Yankees down the Royals, 7-4, in the opener of a three-game set in Kansas City. A.J. Burnett pitched well enough, allowing three runs in 5 2/3 innings. Rafael Soriano had a bit of a hiccup in relief, but David Robertson continued his dominance and Mariano Rivera recovered from his recent dip. The Yankees are now in a flat-footed tied with the Red Sox in the American League East.
Jason Isrignhausen bagged his 300th career save by pitching around a single and a walk in the 10th inning of the Mets' 5-4 win over the Padres. Josh Thole went 3-for-3 with a two-run homer and an RBI single. The Mets wasted a three-run lead in the seventh, and that required extras. But Scott Hairston drove in the go-ahead run with a fielder's choice in the top of the 10th. The Mets snapped a five-game losing streak.