• Yankees 5, Blue Jays 1: It took him 12 games to get there, but Alex Rodriguez finally got to home run No. 600 with a long shot to center field in the bottom of the first inning. Rodriguez, the seventh player to hit 600, became the youngest player to reach the milestone, but Babe Ruth (heard of him?) did it in fewer games. It was the third straight game the Yankees had homered in the first inning, but the first time they won. Phil Hughes worked 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball, and Derek Jeter went 4-for-4. He's one hit behind Ruth, in case anyone cares. The best part of Rodriguez's home run is it can now put an end to that dopey storyline that his drought affected the entire lineup. The Yankees have a day off Thursday before welcoming the Red Sox on Friday for the first of four games.
  • Braves 8, Mets 3: Remember when Mike Pelfrey was enjoying a breakout season? That seems like such a long time ago. Pelfey has now gone seven straight starts without finishing six innings. Coincidentally, he's also gone that long since his last win. His ERA is now at 4.16. The Mets are back at .500 and 7 1/2 games out of the National League East. The wild card is even worse -- they trail the Giants by eight games. The Mets have an off-day Thursday before playing Philadelphia on Friday.