• Yankees 2, Red Sox 0 (15 innings): A memorable game that saw dominant pitching, poor timely hitting and a two-out, two-run homer by Alex Rodriguez to end the game in the bottom of the 15th. A.J. Burnett and Josh Beckett locked in a pitchers' duel but combined to work only half of the innings in this game. In the hits department, Burnett allowed only a leadoff single to Jacoby Ellsbury. He also walked six and struck out six. The Yankees had chances throughout extra innings and would have won in the 14th if not for a lunging catch in right field by J.D. Drew. CC Sabathia and Clay Buchholz continue the series Saturday at 4 p.m. The Yankees now lead the AL East by 4 1/2 games, their largest margin of the season.
  • Padres 6, Mets 2: Francisco Rodriguez blew his second straight save when he allowed a game-tying single to Princeton's Will Venable. Then he served up a grand slam to Everth Cabrera to end the game without any of the extra-inning drama the Yankees enjoyed. That wasted a strong start by Oliver Perez.