• Mets 6, Nationals 2: If only Livan Hernandez could face the Nationals every time he starts. Or maybe the Mets could face the worst team in baseball every time they played. Hernandez is 11-5 with a 3.67 ERA against the Expos/Nationals franchise in his career, and 3-0 with a 1.67 ERA against them this season. Jeff Francoeur had an RBI double and a solo homer and Daniel Murphy also had two RBIs. The Phillies also won Monday -- it was their ninth straight win -- and they lead the Mets by nine games in the National League East.

  • Yankees 2, Orioles 1: Three straight wins, all by a 2-1 score. The last two have been won on the strength of two solo homers. Hideki Matsui hit a walk-off homer in the ninth to win Monday's game, the fourth
    straight win for the Yankees following the All-Star break. Eric Hinske also went deep behind Andy Pettitte, who took a no-decision despite working into the eighth inning and allowing only one run. With Boston's loss in Texas, the Yankees have returned to a tie for first place.
Photograph of Nationals catcher Josh Bard unable to make the catch as Angel Pagan reaches home on Luis Castillo's double by Gerald Herbert/AP