• Mets 9, Reds 7: The Mets are in fact capable of hitting home runs. After their team went 80 innings without one, Fernando Tatis and Brian Schneider went deep in the eighth inning to help the Mets enter the All-Star break on a two-game winning streak. And yes, the home run apple still works. Mike Pelfrey pitched seven innings of three-run ball and then chewed on his fingernails as the bullpen took over. The Mets are still 6 1/2 games out of first place as they go on a mini vacation.
  • Angels 5, Yankees 4: A road trip that started so well ended so poorly. CC Sabathia got rocked around, allowing five runs in 6 1/3 innings. The Yankees, who were tied with Boston on Friday, are now three games back in the American League East but have a 2 1/2-game lead in the wild-card race. They have an extra day off and return to action Friday at home against Detroit.