- Mets 7, Yankees 4: With ace Johan Santana on the mound, the Mets had to have this game. They got it. Santana shook off three Yankees home runs -- and got some help by the Yankees' questionable baserunning -- to earn the win against the team that flirted with trading for him in the offseason. The Mets got to Andy Petttitte in a three-run fourth and proceeded to touch up Kyle Farnsworth in a three-run seventh that included homers by Jose Reyes and David Wright. Those baserunning decisions? Johnny Damon got thrown out at home plate -- replays were inconclusive, but he looked out -- with no one out in the third. Derek Jeter's bad decision and worse slide led to his being tagged out at second trying to stretch a single in the bottom of the sixth. The teams play the second game of the rain-shortened series Sunday night. Thanks ESPN!
- Down in Baltimore, Big Brown coasted to a win at the Preakness Stakes. The undefeated horse will come to Belmont Park in three weeks' time with a chance to be the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. Sound like a familiar storyline? Here are some other horses that have had the same chance recently: Silver Charm (1997); Real Quiet (1998); Charismatic (1999); War Emblem (2002); Funny Cide (2003); Smarty Jones (2004). All of those failed. Rick Dutrow, Big Brown's trainer, lives in East Norwich on Long Island. The way this horse -- whose name is in fact disappointingly inspired by UPS -- won both the Preakness and the Derby suggests he has a real shot at ending the 30-year drought.
- Red Bulls 1, Wizards 1: You may not be able to beat the Wiz, but the Red Bulls drew them. An 81st-minute goal by Danleigh Borman, his second strike of the season, salvaged a split of the points. Jimmy Conrad, a U.S. international, scored for Kansas City in the 20th minute. The equalizer came after Dave van den Bergh was sent off in the 77th minute. New
JerseyYork has a five-game unbeaten streak.
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