- Yankees 12, Rangers 3: If only A.J. Burnett could face the Rangers every start. He made one-mistake -- a three-run homer to Nelson Cruz -- in seven innings for his second win against Texas in less than a week. Fortunately for Burnett, the Yankees hit two three-run homers (Hideki Matsui and Jorge Posada) to light up the scoreboard in their return home. This game was not without its fireworks. Mark Teixeira got hit twice by Vicente Padilla, and Burnett got warned for throwing up and in on Texas' Elvis Andrus.
- Pirates 3, Mets 1: What does a guy have to do to get some runs around here? Johan Santana wasn't as dominant as he has been in most of his starts this season, but he did allow three runs in six innings. Zach Duke was better, allowing one run in seven innings. Carlos Beltran missed another game with what was termed a stomach bug but now may be something more serious. Jeremy Reed, his replacement in center, went 3-for-3. The No. 2-No. 6 spots combined to go 2-for-17, though.
Last Night's Action: Pounded Into Submission
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