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  • Mets 6, Phillies 3: This game takes some air out of the whole "that loss will stay with them for a while" theory. Games don't get that much worse than Tuesday's 8-7, 13-inning loss. But were the Mets really thinking about that when they took the field Wednesday? Maybe. Did it affect them? Not in a bad way. They trailed, 3-2, entering the eighth, but Carlos Delgado hit his second homer of the game to tie it. Daniel Murphy then doubled in the go-ahead run before Brian Schneider's bloop scored two more. Then the Mets bullpen didn't make things interesting for once. Luis Ayala had a 1-2-3 ninth. Johan Santana, by the way, was on the hook and ready for an unfair skewering until the Mets came back.

  • Red Sox 11, Yankees 3: At least the Yankees aren't going to keep people in suspense. Sidney Ponson allowed four runs in 4 2/3 innings. Jose Veras gave up five in 1/3 of a frame. The Yankees are seven back of the Red Sox, who will play their final game in Yankee Stadium on Thursday. No need to give the "unless they meet in the postseason" caveat anymore.