Photograph of Joba Chamberlain after giving up a three-run homer run in the eighth inning at Yankee Stadium by Julie Jacobson/AP

  • Cleveland 5 Yankees 3: Could the definition of irony be that Joba Chamberlain gives up three runs in the majors on the same night that Ian Kennedy dominates AAA? Perhaps, but maybe we should just focus on how tough it is to protect a one-run lead.

    Joba couldn’t do it in the 8th, getting into a jam and then giving up a three-run homer to former Yankee, David Dellucci. Prior to that, the Yankees seemed to have the game in hand. Jason Giambi provided a two-run double in the fifth to give them a 3-2 lead and Andy Pettitte pitched into the seventh. But, Joba didn’t have it and the Yankees went 1-2-3 in both the eighth and the ninth.

  • Los Angeles 5 Mets 4: Ryan Church homered, but Nelson Figueroa had a tough fifth inning as the Mets stranded 13 runners in the loss. Dodgers 3rd baseman Blake DeWitt had a two-run inside-the-park shot that right fielder Ryan Church thought had cleared the fence.