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  • Yankees 6 Kansas City 3: Start number two for Joba was longer and somewhat better. Chamberlain lasted 78 pitches, which translated to 4-1/3 innings, striking out five and allowing three runs. He really made only one bad mistake, a hanging slider that Jose Guillen crunched for his 10th home run of the season.

    Johnny Damon continued his hot hitting with two more hits and scored two runs. Bobby Abreu and Jason Giambi both hit home runs and Alex Rodriguez doubled home two runs in the 7th to give the Yankees a comfortable lead. Dan Giese earned his first career win with 2-2/3 innings of shutout relief and Mariano needed only seven pitches to nail down his 16th save of the season.

  • San Diego 8 Mets 6: This one hurts. Up 6-4 in the eighth, the Mets couldn’t hold on, with Billy Wagner giving up a three-run home run, to Tony Clark after Clark wasn't punched out on an apparent third strike. The loss completes a 2-5 road trip for the Mets, which saw them swept in four games by the Padres. It was just two weeks ago that the Mets limped home from a 1-6 road trip out West. They head back out West next Monday after a six-game homestand, one where they will need to get back on track.
  • Sacramento 70 Liberty 63: A tie game after three quarters fell apart for New York in the fourth as they could only manage

Photograph of Carlos Delgado smiling after scoring on Endy Chavez's bunt single by Denis Poroy/AP