Photograph of Jerry Manuel arguing with home plate umpire Brian Runge, who then threw Manuel out of the game, by Julie Jacobson/AP

  • Mariners 11, Mets 0: Yes, the Mets are on the verge of being swept by the worst team in baseball. Seattle rocked Mets starter Oliver Perez for six runs in five innings and the Mets looked lost against Mariners knuckleballer R.A. Dickey. To be fair, they would look lost against a slow-pitch softball pitcher at this point. Carlos Beltran and Jerry Manuel weren't enamored with home-plate umpire Brian Runge's strike zone; they got ejected in the fourth inning for arguing balls and strikes. With David Wright on the bench, that left Jose Reyes as the only real hitter in the lineup. Brian Schneider and Fernando Tatis did have three hits apiece, however. John Maine is charged with avoiding the sweep Wednesday night.
  • Pirates 12, Yankees 5: Darrell Rasner didn't have it -- again -- and the Yankees lost to the Pirates for the first time since the 1960 World Series. Of course, the teams had only played each other six times since. Bill Mazeroski hit that infamous home run. The Yankees have no choice but to stick with Rasner, their No. 4 starter, but the righty needs to limit the home runs. He allowed two on Tuesday. Some early double plays -- one by Derek Jeter, one by Bobby Abreu -- cost the Yankees early chances against Tom Gorzelanny. LaTroy Hawkins continued to ask for his release struggle by allowing four runs in 2 2/3 innings of relief.