• Yankees 8, Royals 2: The one thing missing from this Yankees season was a Ramiro Pena home run. The reserve shortstop hit his first career homer -- and got the traditional silent treatment from his teammates -- as the Yankees ran away from the Royals. The Yankees have 101 wins, their most since they had 103 in 2002. Robinson Cano, one of the few regulars to play, hit a grand slam, his 25th homer of the season. Chad Gaudin pitched well again for a lineup that included Pena, Shelley Duncan, Juan Miranda, Eric Hinske and Francisco Cervelli.

  • Nationals 2, Mets 1: Who had the Mets closer to the Nationals than the Phillies in the National League East standings? Nelson Figueroa pitched six innings of two-run ball but got minimal help from his offense. David Wright, struggling since his concussion, went 1-for-4. The Mets' lone run came on a Fernando Tatis single in the sixth inning.
  • Photograph of Robinson Cano celebrating after his grand slam by Kathy Willens/AP