• Yankees 8, Red Sox 4: Five home runs off Josh Beckett powered the Yankees to a win in this rubber game. They reclaimed a 7 1/2-game lead in the American League East. CC Sabathia pitched 6 2/3 innings, striking out eight and walking none. If not for some shaky defense, his four-run (three earned) line would have looked a lot better. For the second time in three nights, Hideki Matsui went deep twice. Apparently he likes the long ball more than countryman Ichiro Suzuki.

  • Phillies 9, Mets 7: Another Mets loss, another crazy way for it to happen. After pulling to within two and getting the potential winning run to the plate, the Mets sent the runners and saw Jeff Francoeur hit into an unassisted triple play. That's the second time in Major League history such a sequence ended a game, and the first since 1927. The late-game action almost overshadowed Pedro Martinez's return -- the righty got cheered -- or Oliver Perez's latest debacle -- the lefty got pulled midcount after giving up six runs and getting just two outs in the first inning. The teams finish a four-game series Monday in a matinee. The Mets are now 10 games under .500.
  • Red Bulls 3, FC Dallas 2: Red Bulls win! Red Bulls win! Juan Pablo Angel scored twice, including with two minutes remaining. Richie Williams, the interim head coach, got a win in his debut. Maybe the coach was the whole problem.